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

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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 green food for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!


  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.


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