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St. Patrick's Day Treats

a cute dog wearing a St. Patrick's Day headband

This month at Trailside45 Blog, we are excited to share a few fun and creative ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. First, get to know some history of the day. Did you know Saint Patrick was not even born in Ireland? In fact, he was born somewhere in Great Britain. Rumor has it that when he was 16 years old, he was kidnapped by pirates and held captive in Ireland for six years. During this time, he found religion, which gave him the hope to survive and eventually escape. He later proved that he was infinitely braver than a lot might be by returning to Ireland a few years later as a Christian missionary.

St. Patrick’s Day completely demands indulging in all things shamrock, so don’t forget the treats! The I Heart Naptime blog gives a cute idea for an easy St. Patrick’s Day-themed treat. This shamrock-shaped, green-tinted Krispie treat is just what we had in mind to help us celebrate the day. Find the post right here.

For something a little richer and more chocolate-y, try some brownies. This chocolate mint Andes brownies recipe comes from Chef Savvy. The site describes them as “Ultra rich and fudgey chocolate brownies topped with a thick layer of Peppermint Buttercream frosting. Does it get any better than that? These brownies taste just like an Andes chocolate candy or a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. Peppermint and chocolate make the perfect combination.”

Merlot Mommy has the next recipe for a St. Patrick’s Day parfait. All instructions and a step-by-step tutorial can be found on the website. She mentions, “This easy St. Patrick’s Day Parfait recipe will get your green treat fill, plus it’s tasty and all kids like Jello. The angled design gives it a bit of flair, but it’s so easy to do. The best part about this recipe is you can use it again for any holiday by using a different color Jell-O.”

Have fun making these delicious desserts this holiday in your apartment or pick up a pre-made treat at your favorite Traverse City, MI bakery or grocery store. Thanks for reading the Trailside45 Blog!