Play with your food: St. Patrick’s Day recipes

Play with your food: St. Patrick’s Day recipes

Celebrate a day of parades and good green fun with our four St. Patrick’s Day recipes. And what luck—they’re fun and easy to make! Enjoy creating these quick recipes sure to become a tasty tradition in your household: Rainbow Crunch, Happy Lepre-cones, Green Clover Pretzels and, of course, no St. Pat’s party is complete without a Leprechaun’s Lucky Hat Cheese Ball. And that’s no blarney!

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Rainbow crunch snack mix

You’ll find a treasure of a snack at the end of this rainbow. This colorful and crunchy St. Patrick’s Day snack is simple to make and transports easily to any gathering. Set out a big bowl o’ this good green fun or bag it up for individual servings.

Leprechaun's lucky hat cheese ball

This fun and festive cheese ball appetizer is sure to get a tip of the hat from your party guests. Cream cheese, smoked Gouda and chives form the base of this deliciously dippable cheese ball recipe, while green leaf lettuce, cucumber slices and a sprig of herbs add the perfect finishing touches.

Chocolate-covered green clover pretzels

It’ll be a lucky day for anyone who gets a bite of these sweet St. Patrick’s Day shamrock treats. Made with pretzel twists, almond bark, green M&Ms and sour spaghetti rope, these cute clover candies can be assembled in a blink of a leprechaun’s eye.

Happy lepre-cones St. Patrick's Day dessert

The kids will love helping your create these easy, happy-go-lucky St. Patrick’s Day treats. These sweet, smiling leprechauns are made with vanilla ice cream, shredded coconut, candies, sprinkles and green cake ice-cream cones.

Tina Stamos is a food stylist who lives in Austin, Texas. When she makes it out of the kitchen, she likes to explore Texas, eat tacos from food trucks and teach her dogs how to play Frisbee.

Jennifer Fujita

Jennifer is a Hallmark writer and culinary student who is always on the hunt for new, easy recipes for celebrating the holidays and seasons.