St. Patrick’s Day 2023 is March 17, so it's time to start thinking green! Being on a Friday this year, it can be the kick-off to your weekend and the perfect time to celebrate in full force! With a little luck of the Irish mixed with some of your own, you can surprise your kids and everyone else in ways that will never be forgotten! Take the time to bring out the best in every holiday, not just the bigger, highly advertised ones! Begin by making this St. Patrick’s Day a little bit sweeter and a whole lot more fun with special treats that will make the term “go green” a tasty reality!
Top o' the Mornin' to ya!
Days are busy even if you’re lucky. Start this holiday in a cheerful yet super easy way. Make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls according to the directions. While they’re In the oven, squeeze the icing into a small bowl and add natural green food coloring for a delicious and festive way to roll into St Patrick’s Day! For an added sparkle, top the frosted rolls with a pop of these green sprinkles.
Disappearing Spinach and Banana Muffins
Legend has it if you're lucky enough to catch a leprechaun, you can never take your eyes off him or he'll disappear! The same holds true with these muffins that taste too good to be healthy!
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh spinach or frozen, thawed
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
A few drops of natural, green food coloring if desired
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-Grease well or line muffin tin with liners.
-Mix flour and sugar.
-Blend the egg, milk, oil, vanilla, bananas, spinach and food coloring in a blender until smooth.
-Pour spinach mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well by stirring. (You can add chocolate chips if desired)
-Scoop batter into the muffin tins, filling about 2/3 full.
-Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a tooth-pick comes out clean.
-Cool completely before peeling wrappers off.
*Muffins release well when using silicone liners.
Rainbow Treasure Brownies
Everyone will find a treasure when they bite into a decadent brownie! Especially if there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
How it's done:
-Make brownies or cupcakes according to your favorite boxed brownie directions.
-When cooled, cut brownies into individual servings and frost with green icing.
-Using Airheads sugar sprinkled rainbow candies, insert one end then curve and insert the other to make a half circle/rainbow.