St. Patrick's Day Desserts collage, top left pudding parfaits, top right green velvet cupcakes, bottom left Lucky Charms cookies, bottom right mint lasagna.

20 Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

These leprechaun-approved St. Patrick’s Day desserts will spread festive cheer to any celebration.

There are a wide variety of dessert ideas, including Lucky Charms cookies, Bailey’s cupcakes, mint milkshakes, shamrock cookies, Irish potato candy, and more.

Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Add some sweetness to March 17th with these festive St. Patrick’s Day desserts.

1. Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Cupcake with green frosting topped with a rainbow and a pot of gold. On a white background.
Photo Credit: Artsy Fartsy Mama

These cupcakes couldn’t be any cuter with a candy rainbow and Reese’s miniature pot of gold.

Get the Recipe: Pot of Gold Cupcakes

2. Lucky Charms Cookies

Cookies topped with lucky charms on a baking rack.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful

Magically delicious, both kids and adults will enjoy these chewy sugar cookies.

Get the Recipe: Lucky Charms Cookies

3. Irish Cream Bundt Cake (No Alcohol)

Bundt cake on a baking rack.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

Made with Irish Cream coffee creamer instead of alcohol, this moist cake has a mouthwatering glaze on top.

Get the Recipe: Irish Cream Bundt Cake

4. Mint Chocolate Lasagna

 Layered mint cake with a cookie topping.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This crowd-pleasing, no-bake dessert features a mint Oreo crust, layers of mint cheesecake, and chocolate pudding.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Lasagna

5. St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Green and white Shamrock cookies piled on top of each other
Photo Credit: Tasty Treats and Eats

It doesn’t get any better than homemade sugar cookies from scratch.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

6. Irish Potato Candy

Irish potato candy piled onto a white plate.
Photo Credit: Baked by an Introvert

At first glance, you might think these are little potatoes, but they’re tasty candy made with cinnamon, cream cheese, and shredded coconut.

Get the Recipe: Irish Potato Candy

7. Shamrock Shakes

Green shamrock shake in a glass with a red and white straw. Topped with a cherry.
Photo Credit: Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

Skip the drive-through line and make this copycat version of McDonald’s minty-flavored shake.

Get the Recipe: Shamrock Shakes

8. Green Velvet Bailey’s Cupcakes (Can Be Non-Alcoholic)

Green cupcakes with white frosting on a white background.
Photo Credit: Baked by an Introvert

Festive and fluffy green cupcakes are topped with a Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

Also included is a cream cheese frosting option if you want to make the cupcakes alcohol-free.

Get the Recipe: Green Velvet Bailey’s Cupcakes

(By the way, if you’re an Irish cream fan, you’ll love these Bailey’s cocktails.)

9. St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Parfaits

Layered green brown and white parfaits on a colorful plate.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

Pudding and Oreo parfaits are the perfect dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Parfaits

10. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Green cookies with chocolate on a baking rack.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

There are Andes mints and chocolate chips in every yummy bite.

Get the Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

11. Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Green Cupcakes with whip cream and cherry topping. On a dark background.
Photo Credit: Cooking with Curls

These taste just like a McDonald’s shamrock shake but in cupcake form and infused with alcohol.

Get the Recipe: Boozy Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

12. Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies with bule frosting, a rainbow, and a pot of gold. On a tile background.
Photo Credit: Practically Homemade

Kids will have a blast making and eating these adorable cookies. Adults will go crazy for them, too.

Get the Recipe: Rainbow Sugar Cookies

(Here are even more kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day treats.)

13. Pistachio Cake

Green Pistachio cake with a white frosting. On a dark plate.
Photo Credit: Homemade Interest

Pistachio pudding, box cake mix, and other ingredients come together to make this lovely cake.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Cake

14. Cereal Milk Tartlets

Round tartlets with frosting topped with Lucky Charms on a white background.
Photo Credit: Live to Sweet

These whimsical tartlets have a blondie funfetti crust filled with creamy Lucky Charm goodness.

One recipe reviewer said, “Making this for the second time today- the adults and the kids love this recipe!”

Get the Recipe: Cereal Milk Tartlets

15. Irish Bread Pudding

Irish bread putting on a white plate.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This recipe review will definitely convince you to make this, “We loved it; we love all good bread puddings. This is a keeper.”

Get the Recipe: Irish Bread Pudding

16. Leprechaun Bait

White and green cereal mix in a white bowl.
Photo Credit: Fantabulosity

Lure in the leprechauns with this treat made with cereal, white chocolate, M&M’s, and other tasty ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Leprechaun Bait

17. No-Bake Key Lime Pie

Round Key Lime Pie topped with lime.
Photo Credit: Quiche My Grits

This easy key lime pie has the perfect amount of tart flavor. It doesn’t require baking and takes only 15 minutes to make.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Key Lime Pie

18. Guinness No-Bake Cookies

No bake cookies stacked on top of eachother.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

Rich dark chocolate Guinness cookies are an irresistible treat you’ll want to serve after your St. Patrick’s Day meal or alongside a pint of Guinness.

Get the Recipe: Guinness No-Bake Cookies

19. Irish Coffee Cupcakes

Green Irish cream cupcakes with white frosting and green sprinkles.
Recipe Photo Credit: Life’s Ambrosia

With Irish cream mixed into the cupcake batter and decadent coffee frosting, every bite tastes like Irish coffee.

Get the Recipe: Irish Coffee Cupcakes

20. Lucky Charms Treats

Rice krispy teats mixed with lucky charms stacked on a white background.
Photo Credit: Sparkles to Sprinkles

Move over Rice Krispies; these treats made with Lucky Charms will become your new favorite.

Get the Recipe: Lucky Charms Treats

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