St. Patrick's desserts collage, top left Lucky charm cupcakes, top right shamrock Rice Krispie Treats, bottom left cake pops with green spinkles, bottom right green bowl filled with mint ice cream and gold coins.

23 Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts and Treats For Kids

These festive St. Patrick’s Day desserts for kids will be a hit at any celebration or classroom party.

Many of these St. Patrick’s Day treats are so easy to make that the kids can help, too.

From fun shamrock-shaped Rice Krispie treats to Lucky Charms desserts and pot of gold rainbow truffles, these are recipes the entire family will enjoy.

Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts For Kids (That Adults Will Love Too)

Green and white truffles with gold sprinkles on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Artsy Fartsy Mama

These cute St. Patrick’s Day desserts and treats are kid-approved, but adults and the entire family will enjoy them too.

Mint Oreo Truffles

With only three ingredients, these tasty little truffles are a budget-friendly option. Make a big batch to bring to a St. Patrick’s Day classroom party.

Get the Recipe: Mint Oreo Truffles

Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Lucky Charms cupcakes with green frosting on a light background.
Photo Credit: Bakers Table

Your kids will love all the St. Patrick’s Day desserts on this list, but these Lucky Charms cupcakes will surely be one of their favorites.

This vanilla cupcake is made with ground-up Lucky Charms cereal (minus the marshmallows) and topped with a marshmallow buttercream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lucky Charms Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Cookies and Buttercream Dip

Bowl of buttercream dip with shamrock cookies.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

Both kids and adults will love dunking delicious cookies into fluffy buttercream dip.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Cookies and Frosting Dip

Shamrock Gummies

Green shamrock gummies on a grey background
Photo Credit: The Best Ideas for Kids

Made with Jell-O, these lime-flavored gummies will be gobbled up by the handfuls.

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Gummies

Copycat Shamrock Shake

Green ice cream shake topped with whipped cream, green sprinkles, and a cherry.
Photo Credit: Dinner At The Zoo

Your kids will beg you to make this McDonald’s copycat mint shamrock shake year-round, not just on St. Patrick’s Day.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Shamrock Shake

4. St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallows decorated for St. Patrick's Day on a stick with a green background.
Photo Credit: Sparkles to Sprinkles

Let your creative side shine through when decorating these marshmallow pops. Kids will have a blast helping out too.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

No-Bake Grasshopper Fudge

Green fudge with Oreo cookie bits on a brown background.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This minty no-bake treat is incredibly easy to make with only 10 minutes of prep time.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Grasshopper Fudge

St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

Shamrock Rice Krispie on a marble background with gold coins.
Photo Credit: Blackberry Babe

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day classroom treat to bring to your kid’s school? These are easy to transport and delicious.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

Irish Potato Candies

Brown and white potato shaped candies on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Coley Cooks

Kids will be obsessed with these cinnamon and coconut candies that are disguised as little potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Irish Potato Candies

Easy Shamrock Pretzels

Shamrock pretzels with green candy on a light background.
Photo Credit: Kitchen Frau

These shamrock pretzels are sweet, salty, and filled with chocolate caramel flavor in every bite.

The entire family will have a great time making these together.

Get the Recipe: Easy Shamrock Pretzels

Leprechaun Tracks Ice Cream

Mint ice cream in a green bowl toped with a gold coin.
Photo Credit: Boulder Locavore

This mint ice cream has plenty of mix-ins like marshmallows, Andes mints, and more yummy leprechaun-approved ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Leprechaun Tracks Ice Cream

Shamrock Meringue Cookies

Meringue shamrock cookies with green candy on a light background with coral striped towel.
Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh

Light as air and filled with sweet goodness, these meringue cookies are just about the yummiest dessert ever.

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Meringue Cookies

Lucky Charms Cake Bars

Slice of Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

This layered cake is the perfect trifecta of irresistible flavors. It has a base layer of festive green cake and a middle layer of gooey marshmallows.

It’s topped off with a layer of Lucky Charms mixed with white chocolate and other ingredients. Yum!

Get the Recipe: Lucky Charms Cake Bars

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Green cupcakes with white frosting and a candy rainbow and pot of gold on a grey background.
Photo Credit: Cake Mix Recipes

While these wow-worthy cupcakes might look challenging to decorate, they’re actually quite easy. So clever and unique!

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Pot of Gold Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Pops

Shamrock, rainbow, and gold coin cookie pops on a dark background.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

One of the most cheerful and whimsical desserts on this list, these cookie pops will become a highly requested treat.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Pops

Mint Chocolate Muddy Buddies (Puppy Chow)

Muddy buddies with green candy on a tray.
Photo Credit: On My Kids Plate

Want a good activity to keep your little ones occupied for a while?

Have them build a leprechaun trap that includes Muddy Buddies bait to lure in the leprechauns.

Eating handfuls of mint muddy buddies while making the trap is not necessary but highly recommended to catch more leprechauns.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Muddy Buddies

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Green shamrock cookies on a bakers rack and dark background.
Photo Credit: The Short Order Cook

These green cookies are made with pantry staples you probably already have in your kitchen, which makes them inexpensive to make.

Also included is an optional frosting recipe and different extract suggestions to change up the flavor.

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Sugar Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops

St. Patrick's Day Cake Pops with green and gold sprinkles on a white background.
Photo Credit: Create Kids Club

Making cake pops is a fun activity that’ll keep the kids entertained. These cake pops are green inside, which is a festive touch.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops

Pot of Gold Oreos

Pot Of Gold Truffles with candy rainbows on an orange background.
Photo Credit: Artsy Momma

Amanda, from the Artsy Momma, shared this incredibly cute pot of gold treat idea that her kids love, and yours will, too.

Get the Recipe: Pot of Gold Oreos

Leprechaun Bark

Leprechaun bark with green and white swirls, sprinkles and candy.
Photo Credit: Dinners Done Quick

Festive and fun, this St. Patrick’s Day bark will get gobbled up by both kiddos and leprechauns.

Get the Recipe: Leprechaun Bark

Shamrock Pretzels

Green shamrock pretzels on a light background.
Photo Credit: Drugstore Divas

I couldn’t resist including another adorable shamrock pretzel idea. With only two ingredients, this sweet treat is very cheap to make.

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Pretzels

Loaded Leprechaun Popcorn

Lucky charms popcorn in a white bowl.
Photo Credit: Entirely Elizabeth

One grandmas recipe review said her grandkids were “over the moon when I brought this popcorn mix out.”

You could also make popcorn treat bags and tie them with green ribbon.

Get the Recipe: Loaded Leprechaun Popcorn

Pot of Gold Rainbow Truffles

Pot Of Gold Rainbow Truffles on a light green plate.
Photo Credit: Homan at Home

A rainbow surprise awaits when biting into these golden Oreo truffles.

Get the Recipe: Pot of Gold Rainbow Truffles

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