35 Fun St Patricks Day Snacks for Kids (Easy ideas)
St. Patrick’s Day is a really fun celebration filled with happiness, parades, and the spirit of all things Irish. As a mom, I am always trying to make holidays special for my kids. A fun way to make the holiday better is by making these easy St Patricks Day snacks for kids.
Whether you’re having a classroom St. Patrick’s Day party or a family get-together, these fun snacks will not only bring the holiday to life but satisfy your taste buds. Let’s go on a little food adventure as we discover creative and easy St. Patrick’s Day snacks. It’ll be a great way to make this festive day even more awesome for you and your kids.
Aside from some traditional Irish food, here’s a list of fun snacks like shamrock cookies and Rice Krispy treats to name a few. Some of these St Patricks Day snacks for kids are aesthetically pleasing. They’re either green snacks or rainbow snacks, some have green sprinkles and others have lucky charms marshmallows. Either way, St. Patty’s day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s always about having a good time celebrating life!
To get ready for this fun holiday, grab a box of Lucky Charms and follow along with this list of 35 St Patricks Day Snacks for kids.
St. Patrick’s Day Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
You can find these yummy sour cream sugar cookies here. They’re light, fluffy an easily cut into shamrocks! There is something about different shaped cookies that immediately set the scene for a party.
Fruit Rainbow Platter
Grab some berries and you’re already on your way to making a healthy fruit rainbow platter. Check out how to make the platter here. It’s so easy and honestly, it’s nice to have a simple, healthy option to have on hand at a party.
Lucky Charms Donuts
Can these donuts possibly be more adorable? Usually, I’m getting together in the morning for brunch for St. Patrick’s Day so I know these would shine at a party. Is there anything Lucky Charms can’t spruce up?
Shamrock Cake Mix Cookies
These cookies require only a few ingredients and you’d be surprised how much easier it is to use cake mix in your cookies. Personally, I love how only half is covered in toppings because you get savor the flavor of cookie even more.
This leprechaun bait is so much fun to make. My kids are at the age where leaving leprechaun bait is IN. The green food coloring in the toilets, the pranks, etc. We are all about having fun on St. Patrick’s Day! They’re only this little for so long, you might as well take advantage.
These shamrock pretzels are a seriously easy recipe and the perfect treat for any party. Easily handheld by kiddos, sweet and salty! It’s an Irish rendition of my favorite Christmas rolo pretzel treats.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Cookies
I love that rainbows are part of this holiday. All the colors bring so much joy to this world and make any party festive! These really add to the the list St Patricks Day Snacks for kids. Check out these adorable Pot of Gold cookies here.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cookies
This one requires a little color coding, but once you have your fruity pebbles organized, it’s easy peasy! These rainbow donuts are so cute and delicious. They make snack time magical.
Loaded Leprechaun Popcorn
This combination is salty, sweet AND minty. The real charmer is the lucky charms. It is locked and loaded and ready to be enjoyed only 20 minutes! Try this Loaded Leprechaun Popcorn.
Irish Potato Candy
Spoiler alert; not originally from Ireland! These are no bake, finger foods enjoyed by many kids. They look like munchkins but are creamy in the center. Irish potato candy is also a good snack to pair with green beer (for adults of course).
Pot of Gold Rainbow Rice Krispy Treats
These pot of gold rainbow rice krispy treats are quite the display! They can be pretty straight forward with storebought rice krispy treats so the entire process is just assembly! Even better to make for kids when it’s not entirely made from scratch.
Irish Flag Fruit Skewer
Thank you, Ireland for making your flag so easy to replicate with food. Check out these incredibly simple Irish flag skewers. It’s a healthy little treat.
Green Crinkle Cookies
These green crinkle cookies are a fun treat to let the little ones help out with. They can easily roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking or do the mixing. Always nice when kiddos feel part of the process.
St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Board
This is a fun idea when you want a lot of options. This can include as many homemade or storebought things as you want. Check out this post for all the different options to choose from when assembling your dessert board.
Pot o’ Gold Applesauce
Now this is a leprechaun’s pot the whole family can enjoy. Little ones who are learning to eat can try it (sans the little extras) all the way to adults wanting to satisfy a little sweetness, this is your pick! In fact, this is a pretty safe treat for a school snack.
16.Shamrock Veggie Skewers
I love a good skewer. You don’t have to dip your hand in a bowl, just take your stick and put it on your plate. These healthy green skewers are so adorable for any St. Patrick’s Day party!
St. Patrick’s Day Bark
This chocolate bark is delicious and the colors just pop against the dark background. It’s a great little snack for a day with your little leprechauns.
Lemon Dill Hummus
Here’s a great dip for your veggie skewers or even just plain pita chips. I love adding healthy options that go along with color scheme.
Mint Muddy Buddies
Think of this as the Irish puppy chow! Festive and colorful. Mint will always remind me of St. Patrick’s Day. These mint muddy buddies are fun to make and give away to friends or just to have a bowl to snack on.
Peppermint Avocado Fudge
This delicious recipe falls under the category of green food ideas. Wouldn’t you know this is made from 4 ingredients and one of them is avocado. You know it’s creamy!
Pistachio Dessert Bites
Anytime you can incorporate finger foods for kids, that gives them the independence they are looking for! These pistachio dessert bites are such a hit and made on top of a Nilla wafer. These are such cuties!
Chocolate Lucky Charms Crispy Treats
When you spot a box of chocolate Lucky Charms at the store next time, buy them and make these! These chocolate Lucky Charms Crispy treats are a nice twist on the regular rice krispies.
St. Patrick’s Day Parfait
Did you ever think you would buy pistachio flavored pudding? Well, here is your excuse. These parfaits are so festive and cute and anytime you can separate snacks for kids into individual containers, the better. They’ll find a way to spread their germs (lol) but this gives them a hurdle.
24. Lucky Charms Treats
What happens when you add colorful marshmallows to regular marshmallows? These delicious Lucky Charms treats! All the gooey-ness you can imagine.
25. Lucky Charms Cookies
These chewy cookies add a pop of color every party needs. Check out these cookies and try not to smile when you see the look of your kids face when they see them. Winning and grinning!
Using pre-made puff pastry, these snacks come together rather quickly. They’re healthy finger foods and the green color helps celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa
Most of the time, St. Patrick’s Day is a chilly day and what better way to warm up than with these hot cocoa bombs. They’re festive and sparkly!
There is something to be said about less is more. These shamrock cookies are exactly that. These are easy to make and fun for the kids to decorate!
Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats
Adding eyes to treats always brings them to life. Enjoy these shamrock shaped Rice Krispie Treats at home, in your kid’s lunch or at a party!
Chewy Rainbow Chip Granola Bars
Rainbow recipes always make me smile. This St. Patrick’s Day treat is not only delicious, but it’s always a big hit! Try these chewy no-bake rainbow bars.
31. Rainbow Sprinkle Pudding Cookies
Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference. Sprinkles in a cookie can easily make your kid’s day and these chewy, delicious sprinkle cookies always make our day! These were a shoe in for the list of St Patricks Day Snacks for kids.
32. Peppermint Snowball Cookies
Once you bite into these St. Patrick’s Day Snacks for kids, you’ll understand why they belong at your party. They are minty, green and downright delicious. Check out the recipe here.
33. Lucky Charms Cupcakes
Interested in mixing some colorful frosting together? Now’s your chance! The subtle Lucky Charms on top really ties the whole cupcake together. Check it out here.
If you’re looking to store these bad boys, check out how to store cupcakes with frosting here.
34. Shamrock Pretzel Pops
Chocolate covered pretzels, but with a twist! Wrap these up and they make cute treats for kids or bring them to your next St. Paddy’s Day party! Get the recipe here.
35. Green Smoothie
This naturally colored smoothie is not only healthy and delicious, but it’s on point with the color scheme! It’s a great option for a midday snack your little leprechaun and the best caboose for the list of St Patricks Day snacks for kids. Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day!
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As we wrap up our snack adventure, it’s time to reflect. These great treats will make your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations truly magical for your young ones. From the whimsical St. Patrick’s Day Sour Cream Sugar Cookies to the playful Fruit Rainbow Platter, and the tempting Lucky Charms Donuts, each festive dessert is a testament to the creativity and joy that can be great additions into our festivities.
Whether you’re crafting Shamrock Cake Mix Cookies, preparing Shamrock Pretzels, or indulging in the St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Cookies, the possibilities for green treats are endless. The best part about these snacks is the fact that many of them are finger foods the whole family can enjoy.
As you embark on this culinary journey, feel free to mix and match these into a St. Patrick’s Day snack board. Create your own St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Board filled with flavors that really capture the spirit of the holiday. Whether it’s a Shamrock Shake, Pistachio Dessert Bites, or a comforting St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa, these snacks are not just tasty—they’re an integral part of the festive experience.
So, gather your little leprechauns, spread joy with these delightful St. Patrick’s Day snacks, and create lasting memories that will be as sweet as the treats themselves. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!