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DIY: 4 No-Bake Saint Patty’s Day Treats

Throwing a St. Patty’s Day party this year and don’t know what to make? Or, maybe you want to give your significant other a little something, but don’t want it to be over-the-top? Well, there is no need to fret because luck is already on your side if you’re reading this. Here are some fun and easy recipes to ensure that your holiday goes smoothly and your friends are as happy as a leprechaun finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The easiest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach anyway, right?

1. For the traditionalist: Irish Potato Candies

Ingredients-

1/4 cup butter (room temperature)

4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups powdered sugar

2-1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

 

Steps-

1. Mix butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add in powdered sugar and mix.

3. Stir in coconut, then roll the mixture into small 2-bite potato-shaped pieces.

4. Roll in ground cinnamon and set on parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Let candies harden in the fridge  .

Yields 40 candies

 

2. For the health freak: Lucky Greens Smoothie

Ingredients-

1 Cup frozen mango

Handful of spinach

Handful of Kale

Ice cubes

1/2 Cup apple juice

1/2 Cup water

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1 Orange

1 Piece of banana

 

Steps-

1. Put all fruits in a blender, followed by the spinach and kale.

2. Pour all liquids in the blender.

3. Blend and add ice cubes for the consistency of your liking.

 

3. For the one with a sweet tooth: Chocolate Dipped Mint Oreos

Ingredients-

Mint Oreos

1 Bag of chocolate chips (or white chocolate chips)

Green sprinkles (for decoration)

 

Steps-

1. Put the chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave for about a minute.

2. Dip the Oreos into the melted chocolate.

3. Top the cookies with green sprinkles.

4. Put cookies in the refrigerator to cool for an hour

 

4. For the sweet & salty lover: Leprechaun Crunch

Ingredients-

1 Cup popcorn

1 Cup Pretzels

1 Cup Lucky Charms

1/2 Cup green M&M’s

Green Sprinkles (decoration)

 

Steps-

1. Mix together ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Cover the mix with green sprinkles.

 

Enjoy and have a happy St. Patty’s Day!  

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I'm a senior Journalism major and Communications minor at the University of Tampa. Born and raised in New Jersey, I naturally gravitated to the sunshine state. Career goal: magazine writer/editor. I'm the campus cutie/celeb editor for Her Campus at my school. Besides that, I'm obsessed with anything Disney and enjoy working out at the gym, going to yoga, shopping, watching movies and going out with friends, as well as long walks on the beach. Some of my guilty pleasures include anything peanut butter, pina coladas, the Lion King movie, Jacuzzis, and tattoos. Fun fact: I still can't swim.
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