Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day To Delight Little People

Get your green out this week and add some of it to your foods too.  Just adding a bit of green food to the mix can help make St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit more fun for the important little people in your life.

The options below are easy and require very little time in the kitchen so you can enjoy the day without too much time away from the people that matter most. In fact, they can help you create these treats since they don’t require much more than mixing.

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Best Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Shake

First, create a Shamrock Shake at home. You can find the recipe for this one here and it is so easy I’m wondering why I’ve spent money on this throughout the years. Everyone loves these (right?) and it’s the perfect treat to top off your St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

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Pot of Gold Pudding

Grab your favorite pudding mix and add a touch of Ireland by making it green.


  • Instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups of milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Edible, gold sprinkles (You can usually find these at your local craft store. Check out the section for baking/favors/cakepops.)


1. Make pudding as directed on the box with three cups of milk

2. Mix pudding until combined and it begins to set.

3. Add in 5 – 7 drops of the food coloring.

4. Dish it out into individual cups and add sprinkles.

If you don’t intend to serve this right away, keep it chilled in the refrigerator without the sprinkles. Make sure you add the sprinkles just before you serve this. They do tend to melt if you leave them out too long.

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Green Eggs

This is a really fun way to kick off the day. To make green eggs all you have to do is add a little food coloring to your normal scrambled egg mixture.  Or you could make deviled green eggs and add a few food drops of food coloring to the yellow yolk while smashing it.

Green With Envy Gelatin

This one is easiest of all because it doesn’t require anything really. You can just find your favorite gelatin mix at the store, which you can usually find in a shade of green already, and make according to the directions on the box. We added it to a fancy, non-breakable bowl and put some little whipped cream puffs on top to plus it up and make it feel fancy.

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Leprechaun Cookies

These green leprechaun cookies will be a surefire way to catch a leprechaun. Make them the night before St. Patricks’s Day and set them out as “bait.” Grab the full recipe here.

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Happy eating! And enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

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  • robin masshole mommy March 06, 2017 03.36 pm

    I usually color our milk green and make some sort of fun treat for my boys. Love your ideas so I think I will try one this year.

  • GlamKaren March 06, 2017 04.21 pm

    Ah – the classic Shamrock Shake! Do they still sell those? Either way, I’m going to do your recipe since its cheaper and only involves mixing things! My kind of cooking! haha!

  • Amber March 06, 2017 05.23 pm

    Awe all these treats are adorable! I don’t know any kiddos that wouldn’t love to have these!

  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) March 06, 2017 05.32 pm

    Oh this looks yummy and gold sprinkles that is so cool. I need to find some gold sprinkles so mine can look awesome too.

  • kcangel63 March 06, 2017 08.23 pm

    These are so fun! I will have to do some of these with my kids. Especially the shamrock shake and the jello! Thank you for sharing these recipes and ways to make our St Patrick’s Day a little more green.

  • Amanda March 06, 2017 08.48 pm

    I had no idea they even sold such a things as edible sparkles – I have to check this out next time I’m in the city.

  • Melissa March 06, 2017 10.19 pm

    It is so great how a little green food coloring can make everything festive. The shamrock shake looks so good.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh March 06, 2017 11.20 pm

    These are such cute ideas! I love holiday themed fun food ideas for kids! It makes the holiday much more fun.

  • planningthemagic March 06, 2017 11.59 pm

    Yum, these all seem so easy to make. I would love to try the pudding

  • Ana De-Jesus March 07, 2017 12.38 am

    That shamrock shake is so cute and is perfect for ST Paddy’s day. I quite fancy a good shamrock shake right now xx x

  • HilLesha March 07, 2017 03.09 am

    I have never really celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but these are some pretty neat kid-friendly recipes, nonetheless! I know that my kids would love the Shamrock Shake.

  • cvnxena March 07, 2017 08.57 am

    These are so cute! i think my little guy is going to love St Patrick’s Day this year because green is his favorite color so will need to make some of these for him

  • Theresa March 07, 2017 12.43 pm

    This green pudding sounds like a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day! My kids would enjoy it.

  • thecoffeemom0617 March 07, 2017 04.07 pm

    That pot of gold pudding looks amazing! I might just have to try this out for the kids and I

  • Amanda Love March 07, 2017 04.46 pm

    How cute are these treats! I love the ideas that you have here and although we don’t really go celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that much it would be nice to prepare something for the kids that they’ll enjoy!

  • Vicky March 07, 2017 04.49 pm

    What fun treats! I have never seen edible gold sprinkles before. My kids would flip for those. Can’t wait to make some of these snacks to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

  • annalisanuttall March 07, 2017 06.14 pm

    Yum I love the look of all of these drinks. What a fun way to celebrate St patricks day. xx

  • reesann723 March 07, 2017 07.34 pm

    We aren’t Irish but then again everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day right?! These are so fun!

  • Kimberly March 07, 2017 09.21 pm

    The kids love everything green and I love something a little spiked! These are a cute ideas for my little leprechaun. He would love making it together too.

  • The Belly Rules The Mind March 07, 2017 10.41 pm

    I am going to jazz up some green juice for my son as he loves his green juice. Need to go get some fancy straws now.

  • Dawn McAlexander March 08, 2017 03.30 am

    Kids love to eat some strangely colored foods at anytime, so having green treats at St. Patrick’s Day is right up their alley.

  • Heather March 08, 2017 02.57 pm

    Yum! I’m so excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with my two daughters. We will be traveling for spring break so all the fun will happen away from home this year.

  • Blythe Alpern March 08, 2017 10.58 pm

    These are so much fun for kids. I remember my 3rd grade teacher was Irish so she made a huge deal out of St. Patty’s day and it was so much fun.

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  • Karin Usipuik March 12, 2018 07.02 pm

    These look so fun! I might just have to treat my kiddos!

  • Marissa | Simpli Sanders March 12, 2018 07.15 pm

    My middle child is really into green right now so he would love to try some of these. I love the green pudding!

  • Nellwyn March 12, 2018 07.17 pm

    These are all such fun ideas. I would have loved green eggs as a kid like in the Dr. Seuss book!

  • Gladys Parker March 12, 2018 07.38 pm

    These all look amazing, now just to decide which to make the grandchildren. The jello would be best for me as I’m diabetic and that can be sugar free. The sweetener isn’t a great idea but once in awhile is ok. For them I’m stuck between the shake and the pudding. They both look so fun!

  • Kristy Bullard March 12, 2018 07.40 pm

    These ideas are so cute! My kids would especially love the green cookies and green jello!

  • Sarah March 12, 2018 07.46 pm

    Green shamrock is our favorite! I am interested in trying the leprechaun cookies. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  • shan fourie March 12, 2018 08.21 pm

    Gosh I so wish ST Paddy’s day was a bigger event here in South Africa! This looks like such fun!!

  • Silver Maze March 12, 2018 08.48 pm

    Can’t go wrong with making a Shamrock shake. Holidays are always a good time to come up with new foods and desserts to make.

  • Evelyn, Path of Presence March 13, 2018 12.08 am

    All the festive green and yummy desserts on this post is making me SOOO ready for St. Patrick’s Day. The jello is calling to me! =).

  • Lori Geurin March 13, 2018 12.20 am

    My son was just telling me last week how much he loves the classic Shamrock Shake. I can’t wait to try out your recipe. Thanks!

  • Penny March 13, 2018 02.27 am

    THank you, thank you, thank you!
    Anything to keep us out of that drive through for this “holiday.”

    There is a nice variety of textures here too.

  • Kelly Edgar March 13, 2018 03.09 am

    I love these great recipe suggestions. What a fun and creative way to celebrate St Patricks day! That pot of gold pudding looks so good.

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo March 13, 2018 06.07 am

    My son will love the Leprechaun Cookies and the Pot of Gold Pudding! Thanks for sharing the recipe, we’re gonna make those puddings over the weekend. 🙂

  • Elizabeth O March 13, 2018 10.16 am

    This is a lovely idea. Little ones would really enjoy all the green food and it is a perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!

  • Margaret Smith March 13, 2018 12.33 pm

    Thanks for sharing. These look like a lot of fun to make and enjoy. I had no idea you could get edible sparkles.

  • Kristi Ann March 13, 2018 12.46 pm

    These are so fun and adorable! Can’t wait to add them to our Leprechaun pranks we do!

  • Quirky Homemaker March 13, 2018 02.07 pm

    I love the gold sprinkles on the pot o’ gold pudding! I’m going to have to try to find all of the gold food stuff sometime. This is the second time in 2 days I’ve seen people use it!

  • Megan B March 13, 2018 02.49 pm

    Ohhh my yes! I’m looking forward to all of the green treats for the holiday 🙂 The leprechaun cookies look SO good!

  • Shannon Sawicki March 13, 2018 03.30 pm

    The leprechaun cookies are so cute and I love the Edible gold stars, brilliant. green jello is also a great idea if your pressed for time.

  • Helene March 13, 2018 04.10 pm

    That shamrock shake looks so good and I love the gold star sprinkles! I want that for myself and I’m an adult!

  • Amal Stutterheim March 13, 2018 04.32 pm

    I think I will be making these for myself. They all look delicious! I’m drooling over here.

  • Monica March 13, 2018 09.24 pm

    What a great recipes! I’m so excited to try the leprechaun cookie! Thanks for sharing!

  • juelz March 14, 2018 07.52 am

    Those cookies wow,they look so delicious and my nieces would love them

  • Candice March 14, 2018 05.21 pm

    This food delights me! 🙂 I’d serve this at a St Patrick’s Day Party!

  • Sarah March 15, 2018 04.20 am

    These look delicious. I especially love the green jello.


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