6 Creative Food and Drink Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Go beyond cabbage and corned beef with these interesting options for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

By Amy Zerello
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Go beyond cabbage and corned beef with these interesting options for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Green Eggs and Ham Tartlets
Celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Melissa d’Arabian teamed up to create recipes based on Dr. Seuss’ classic to celebrate its 50th year.  Their gourmet Green Eggs and Ham Tartlets are a perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day with the kids.

Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
These rich chocolate cupcakes are all the more delicious with a crown of white-chocolate mint frosting and chocolate shavings. Add a touch of green decorating gel and they’re just right for St. Patrick’s Day.

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
If you’re lucky enough to visit one of the McDonald’s chains with the Shamrock Shake on their menu, give it a try — a portion of the proceeds benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

Grasshopper Pie
The traditional version of grasshopper pie dates back to the Prohibition era and was a chocolate and mint chiffon pie, inspired by a cocktail. This JELL-O-based recipe gets its green color from pistachio pudding and can be made with or without white crème de cacao.

Soda Bread Cookies
Irish Soda Bread is a St. Patty’s Day staple. Surprise your guests with this cookie version. Make sure to click through the user photos to see their unique presentation ideas.

Irish Crème Lattes
Each season seems to gain a standout latte. Learn how to make a coffee drink perfect for the holiday in less than 2 minutes with this video from ehow.com.

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    • Jen Tavernier

      some of the links (jello – Tarts,) aren’t working