St. Patrick’s Day desserts shamrocks are not only yummy, but they are an easy holiday dessert for kids and a fun green food for St. Patrick Day recipes!
What do you give kids on St. Patrick’s Day?
If you’ve been wondering what to give your kids on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further. These fun St. Patrick’s Day desserts shaped like shamrocks are perfect! And, it doesn’t get much easier with recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day desserts than this!
This cute shamrock food totally rocks!
Before we get to the St. Patrick’s Day recipes, I want to tell you about our book / food pairing for this project.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day Children’s Book
I wanted to get a book for her and then spend a little time on a fun St. Patrick’s Day related cooking project.
When I chose The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day (by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer) I was hoping that it would cover a little history of the holiday.
Unfortunately, it did not, so we had to do a little more discussion about the holiday.
(If you’re looking for a book with more St. Patrick’s Day facts and traditions, choose something like
HOWEVER, this book is still a cute addition to your holiday books.
The story is written in the same form as Twas the Night Before Christmas.
However, instead of Santa, the kids are setting up some traps so that they can catch one of those pesky elusive leprechauns.
The kids are surprised when one of the traps work, but the leprechaun manages to trick them anyway!
This book inspired by daughter to make a leprechaun trap every year, so be prepared for that. (You’ve been warned!)
Listed age ranges: 4-8 years
Now let’s get to the St Patty’s Day desserts!
For St. Patrick’s Day, we decided to make some yummy shamrock snacks.
We liked the filling mixture, but you could easily fill them with chocolate pieces (think chocolate croissant) or anything else that you like for fillings.
This is a fun addition to your St. Patty’s Day desserts or even a snack for the holiday.
NOTE: You’ll need a shamrock cookie cutter for this recipe. Also, the amount of shamrock snacks this makes is based on the size of your shamrock cookie cutter. (You can even make bite-sized snacks with small cookie cutters.)
Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
- 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 block plain cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- green food coloring
- ½ Tablespoon milk
- ½ cup powdered (Confectioner's) sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make filling by mixing together softened cream cheese, honey and green food coloring. Set aside.
- Unroll the first crescent roll dough flat and press seals together to make on long, rectangle dough. Cut dough with shamrock cookie cutter. Place shamrocks onto baking sheet.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on top of each shamrock-shaped dough.
- Unroll the second crescent roll dough flat and press seals together. Cut dough with shamrock cookie cutter. Place these shamrocks on top of the ones on the baking sheet. Press edges together around each shamrock to seal.
- Bake shamrocks at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until slightly brown on top. Cool.
- Make icing by mixing milk, powdered sugar and green food coloring in another bowl. Once shamrocks are cool, ice them and let them sit for a few minutes before eating.
You'll need a shamrock cookie cutter for this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.