Holiday time again, and St. Patty’s Day is one my family holds dear to their big Irish hearts. Parades, Irish dancing, stories of mischievous leprechauns, and more green than you can imagine are just a few ways we like to celebrate. A few pints of beer may be shared as well (obviously, none for me this year 🙁 ).

Not to mention the food. We will probably consume more corned beef & cabbage in the next few weeks than most people eat in a lifetime. My oven also works overtime during this holiday, baking batches of Grandma Phyllis’ Irish Soda Bread. You can check out my recipes for Corned Beef and Irish Soda Bread here.

Along with sending some of this wonderful soda bread to Charlie’s daycare, I wanted to send something the kids would enjoy a little more than just bread. I turned to Pinterest for St. Patrick’s day dessert recipe ideas, and of course there were plenty…

St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes

St. Patricks Day Treats

St. Patricks Day Dessert Recipes

1. Shamrock Pretzel Treats 2. Rainbow Fruit Skewers

3. Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats 4. St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Treats

5. It’s Your Lucky Day Bag of Gold 6. Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark

7. Shamrock Pretzels 8. Mint & Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

9. Leprechaun Hat S’Mores

In light of my Valentine’s Day Cake Pop debacle… I decided to so something a bit easier this holiday. I thought the other parents would appreciate a treat on the healthier side as well, so I went with Rainbow Fruit Skewers.

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Fruit Skewers

St Patricks Day Rainbow Fruit Sticks

St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Here’s what you will need:

  • Raspberries or Strawberries
  • Orange Slices (2 Cutie orange segments)
  • Pineapple, cubed
  • Kiwi or Green Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Purple Grapes
  • Rollos
  • Skewers
  • Cellophane Gift Bags
  • Ribbon

Assemble fruit onto skewers in rainbow order (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). Finish each skewer with a Rollo for the “pot of gold”. Place 2 rainbow skewers in a bag and close with ribbon. Keep refrigerated until gifted.

St. Patricks Day Rainbow Fruit Skewers

St. Patricks Day Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!