Recipe Roundup: St. Paddy’s Day Snack Ideas

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with food and a little fun? Looking for some inspiration?

Here are four creative snack recipes to try out this St. Patrick’s Day:

Lime Sherbet Rainbow Pebble Popsicles
This recipe is a sweet treat (everything in moderation!) that features lime sherbet and vanilla icing, sprinkled with fruity pebbles. You’ll need popsicle molds and sticks.
Adapted from: The First Year Blog

Ingredients:
Lime Sherbet, softened
2 squares of vanilla candiquik
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening
fruity pebbles
Popsicle mold & Popsicle sticks

Check out website for full directions.

St. Patrick’s Day Chia Seed Pudding
Adapted by: Susi’s Kochen und Backen Adventures

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup plain (2 percent) Greek Yogurt 
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
3 small kiwis, peeled and chopped
1 large banana, peeled and cut into slices
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges (no sugar added), drained
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 tsp. pure maple syrup

Directions: In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla extract and the 1/8 teaspoon of salt until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Shamrock Tortilla Chips
Adapted from: Spiced Blog

Ingredients:
Spinach Tortilla Wraps
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Instructions: Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out mini “shamrocks” in the tortillas. Spritz with olive oil and sea salt. Bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes (until crispy but not “browned”). Pair with your favorite healthy dips!

Rainbow Fruit Salad Parfaits
Adapted from: Thirty Handmade Days

Ingredients:
2 cups diced strawberries
2 cups mandarin oranges
2 cups pineapple chunks
2 cups diced kiwi
2 cups blueberries
2 cups purple grapes
1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¾ cup powdered sugar

Instructions: Put each fruit into a separate bowl. Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar to each bowl of fruit. Mix until the powdered sugar is dissolved. Evenly distribute the fruit into clear glasses. Starting with the grapes, then the blueberries, the kiwi, the pineapple, the mandarin oranges, and ending with the strawberries.

Do you have a creative St. Paddy’s Day snack you make? Let us know what else we should try by leaving a comment below.

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Photo Credit: Frankieleon

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