Luck Charms Marshmallow Treats Recipe and other fun St. Patrick's Day Recipes on The Daily Meal
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St. Patrick's Day Recipes That Aren't Corned Beef and Cabbage

Better than finding a pot of gold
Luck Charms Marshmallow Treats Recipe and other fun St. Patrick's Day Recipes on The Daily Meal
Courtesy of Beth Ebin

If you’re Irish-American (or not!) chances are you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage, soda bread and Irish beef stew and then wash it all down with a tall pint of Guinness. Those tried and true recipes are a tradition.

Three Corned Beef Recipes That Don't Use Hash or Cabbage

But for those of you who really enjoy the green foods, gimmicky cocktails and desserts decorated with four leaf clovers and pots of gold, these are the recipes for you. Fulfill your Pinterest goals with these Instagram-worthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

Homemade Irish Cream

Homemade Irish Cream

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Irish cream is a liqueur that’s made with whiskey and cream, but this homemade recipe takes the beverage to the next level. Instant coffee and cocoa powder give it a nutty and chocolaty aroma that complements the smooth vanilla base.

For the Homemade Irish Cream recipe, click here.

Irish Cream Pots de Crème

Irish Cream Pots de Crème

What should you do with that Irish cream? Use it to make this Irish cream pots de creme dessert. After all, every good St. Paddy’s Day celebration should have a delicious chocolaty treat as a night cap. Top it with whipped cream and berries for an Instagrammable finish.

For the Irish Cream Pots de Crème recipe, click here.

Green Beer Mac and Cheese

Green Beer Mac and Cheese

Courtesy of The Beeroness

Sometimes it’s fun to give into the cheesier aspects of holidays and for St. Patrick’s Day, that's all green everything. Skip the food dye and make this green mac and cheese that uses parsley for its coloring. A dash of beer gives this dish an extra layer of flavor and festiveness.

For the Green Beer Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

‘A Hop, Skip and a Jump to Tipperary’ Cocktail

‘A Hop, Skip and a Jump to Tipperary’ Cocktail
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Going with the green theme, this gin cocktail is a great way to get creative during your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The addition of chartreuse gives the beverage a hue that’s perfect for this lucky holiday.

For the ‘A Hop, Skip and a Jump to Tipperary’ Cocktail recipe, click here.

Corned Beef Tacos

Corned Beef Tacos

Courtesy of Beth Ebin

If you’re tired of that same old corned beef and cabbage recipe you’ve been using for years, this recipe still incorporates the dish’s timeless ingredients with a creative twist. Corned beef is slow cooked for six hours with Guinness and then loaded into tortillas and topped with a homemade cheese sauce and cabbage slaw.

For the Corned Beef Tacos recipe, click here.

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Courtesy of Beth Ebin

This recipe is perfect to make with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Similar to a Rice Krispies treat, this dessert uses melted marshmallows as a glue for cereal. Just swap Rice Krispies cereal for the leprechaun-approved Lucky Charms, and you’re good to go.

For the Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats recipe, click here.

Slane Irish Cold Brew

Slane Irish Cold Brew
Courtesy of Slane Irish Whiskey

If you’re a coffee fanatic, you know that nothing hits the spot quite like a java-infused cocktail. This cold brew concoction is spiked with Irish whiskey and sweetened with maple syrup or honey.

For the Slane Irish Cold Brew recipe, click here.

Pot of Gold Brownies

Pot of Gold Brownies
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These brownies are like something out of a DIY Pinterest board. Green sanding sugar and chocolate sprinkles are used to make the pot and mini yellow M&Ms or Sixlets make the “gold.”

For the Pot of Gold Brownies recipe, click here.

Flipin’ Lucky Cocktail

Flipin’ Lucky Cocktail
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Take Guinness to the next level this St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish stout’s malty sweetness adds an extra dimension of flavor to this twist on a gin flip.

For the Flipin’ Lucky Cocktail recipe, click here.

Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos

Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos

Courtesy of Shelley Fulton at Two Healthy Kitchens

The only thing that could make nachos better than they already are is by swapping out tortillas for thinly sliced potatoes (the Irish way to do the appetizer). This recipe uses corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut - channeling a classic Reuben sandwich.

For the Reuben-Topped Irish Nachos recipe, click here.

Irish Benedict

Irish Benedict
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune; Shannon Kinsella/food styling

You’re familiar with eggs Benedict...but have you ever had Irish benedict? If not, there’s no better time than St. Patrick’s Day. This incredible brunch recipe doubles as a way to use up leftovers. Serve the dish with corned beef in place of Canadian bacon and pan-fried colcannon patties instead of an English muffin.

For the Irish Benedict recipe, click here.

Guinness Marshmallows

Guinness Marshmallows
Courtesy of Beth Ebin

The combination of beer, chocolate and marshmallows may sound strange, but it’s no slouch. Guinness’ notes of coffee and chocolate actually make it an ideal pairing for desserts.

For the Guinness Marshmallows recipe, click here.

Apple Cheddar Scones With Hard Cider and Whiskey Glaze

Apple Cheddar Scones With Hard Cider and Whiskey Glaze
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune; Shannon Kinsella/food styling

This scone recipe isn’t one of those in-your-face St. Patrick’s Day treats, but it’s a great addition to your table come March 17. The hard cider and apple butter glaze is punched up with a splash of Irish whiskey that gives the cheddar and apple scones a subtle malty sweetness.

For the Apple Cheddar Scones With Hard Cider and Whiskey Glaze recipe, click here.

Peppermint Paddy Martini

Peppermint Paddy Martini
Courtesy of McCormick

This recipe is all about bringing the flavor of a peppermint patty to St. Paddy’s day. The martini is sweetened up with vanilla vodka and Irish cream and uses peppermint extract to give it a refreshing quality. Serve it with dessert for a satisfying nightcap.

For the Peppermint Paddy Martini recipe, click here.

Layered Cheddar Colcannon Torte

Layered Cheddar Colcannon Torte
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Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that’s made with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale.This recipe incorporates cheddar cheese and bacon, giving the dish the structural integrity of casserole while maintaining the flavor of traditional colcannon. If you liked these recipes, but you want to keep things more traditional, check out these go-to St. Patrick Day dishes, from Steak and Guinness Pie to bacon and cabbage.

For the Layered Cheddar Colcannon Torte recipe, click here.

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