8 Green Foods to Kick Off Your St. Patty's Day

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Just one more day until it's socially acceptable to wear obnoxious amounts of green clothing and drink even more obnoxious amounts of green beer ... St. Patty's Day is almost here! We rounded up our favorite green recipes to kick off your Irish festivities!

1. Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake Pops
Triple the fun this St. Patrick's Day by snacking on these chocolate, mint, and fudge cake pops - a great grab-and-go treat for your Irish festivities!

Ingredients:
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix prepared according to package directions
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
24 ounces white chocolate chips, melted

Directions:
-Break up the pieces of the prepared cake into a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese and peppermint extract. Stir everything together until the cake crumbs form a dough like consistency. Form them into 1 inch size balls and line them up on a lined cookie sheet and place them in the refrigerator to chill for about two hours.

-Melt the white chocolate chips and divide the melted chocolate between two bowls. Use food coloring paste to color one of the bowls of chocolate green. Dip the chilled cake balls in the melted white chocolate and all it to set for 5 minutes. Then dip the ball again in the green chocolate and sprinkles with desired toppings.

Related: In Clover - 8 St. Patrick's Day party decorating ideas



2. St. Patty's Day Donuts

We can't decide what's better: the homemade donuts or the finger-licking good green frosting on top of them!
Make St. Patty's Day donuts












3. Shamrock Good Luck Eggs

Bring a touch of Irish luck to your morning by whipping up these savory egg-in-bell-pepper breakfast delights!
Make shamrock good luck eggs










Related: 7 ways to make green eggs and ham on St. Patty's Day



4. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stick a couple of these addictive cookies in your kids' lunchboxes and their friends will be green with envy.
Make mint chocolate chip cookies















5. Lucky Shamrock Dream Dip

Channel the flavors of spring this St. Patty's Day by digging into this avocado and spinach dream dip - just the snack to lure leprechauns out of hiding come March 17th!
Make lucky shamrock dream dip








Related: 7 mini leprechaun treats to get the luck of the Irish




6. Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta

You're bound to have the luck of the Irish with every bite of this shamrock-shaped pesto dish.
Make lucky shamrock pesto pasta














7. Irish Cake Kisses

Pop one of these lime green chocolate-y bites into your mouth and don't be surprised if you're suddenly demanding, "Kiss me, I'm Irish!"
Make Irish cake kisses











8. Mint White Hot Chocolate

If you're green beer-ed out come St. Patty's Day, sip on a cup of this minty sweet white hot chocolate - especially tasty with a splash of crème de cacao!
Make mint white hot chocolate













- By Andrea Roxas and Jenn Gimbel

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Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake Pops
Chocolate Mint Fudge Cake Pops
St. Patty's Day Donuts
St. Patty's Day Donuts
Shamrock Good Luck Eggs
Shamrock Good Luck Eggs
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lucky Shamrock Dream Dip
Lucky Shamrock Dream Dip
Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta
Lucky Shamrock Pesto Pasta
Irish Cake Kisses
Irish Cake Kisses
Mint White Hot Chocolate
Mint White Hot Chocolate
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