St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

 

St. Patrick’s Day is by far one of the best holidays of the year, and especially here at BC.  With all of the drinking that will surely be done, it is important to also have delicious and cute St. Patrick’s Day treats on hand.  These recipes are sure to be popular and are easy enough to make in a rush.  Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Mint Brownies

Ingredients

Brownie

1 box Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

Water, vegetable oil, and eggs required as required by brownie mix box

Filling

3 ½ cups powdered sugar

¼ cup butter or margarine, softened

¼ cup whipping cream

1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

¼ teaspoon mint extract

4 drops green food color

Topping

½ cup whipping cream

1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

½ cup butter


Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the bottom of 9-inch square pan.  Make and bake brownie mix as directed on box, and allow it to cool completely.

Step 2

In a large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Refrigerate about 1 hour until set.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat the topping ingredients over medium-low heat stirring constantly until melted and smooth.  Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.

Step 4

Pour the topping over the filling.  Spread the topping until it completely covers the filling.  Refrigerate uncovered for about 2 hours or until it sets.  Before cutting into the bars, let it stand 10 minutes at room temperature.

 

Lucky Irish Kisses

Ingredients                 

Square pretzels

White chocolate chips or Hershey’s Kisses

Green M&M’s

 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200.

Step 2

Layer each pretzel with either one Hershey’s Kiss or four white chocolate chips, and place into the oven.

Step 3

Remove from oven after five minutes, and add an M&M.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Cakepops

Ingredients

1 package yellow cake mix

Water, vegetable oil, and eggs required as required by brownie mix box

2 teaspoons green food color

1 container of cream cheese icing

1 bag white confectionary coating wafers

(candy melts) OR white almond bark

Lollipop sticks

Green sprinkles

 

Step 1

Prepare cake mix as directed on package adding food color while stirring.  Bake in 13x9-inch baking pan.  Cool completely on wire rack.

Step 2

Crumble cake into a large bowl.  Add frosting a little at a time until the mix starts to stick together.

Step 3

Shape mix into balls, and put them in the fridge to get more solid.

Step 4

Melt your candy melts or almond bark until melted completely and thin.  You may need to add a little vegetable oil if it is too thick.

Step 5

Dip lollipop sticks into chocolate mixture, put them into the cake pops, and allow it all to set.  After the chocolate is dry, dip the whole cake pop into the chocolate mixture, and allow the excess to drip off.  Add sprinkles immediately and repeat.

 

Images From:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-mint-brownies/39ae52eb-e13f-407c-aeda-6e234de14751

http://theprepcrew.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/st-patricks-day-recipes/

http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2011/03/07/green-velvet-cake-pops-more-st-pattys-day-baking-ideas/