Gallery: 10 (Not Just Green) Sweets To Make For St. Patrick's Day

  • Stout and Chocolate Mousse with Guinness Oatmeal Cookies

    Stout and Chocolate Mousse with Guinness Oatmeal Cookies
    Caroline Ford

    The mousse here is light and fluffy, but with amazing depth thanks to the malt and coffee notes in the beer teamed up with rich dark chocolate. The chewy, crisp-edged cookies round out the dish, especially when they're dunked together. Get the recipe!

    Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

    Kristen Swensson Sturt

    Make your soda bread a little heartier this year by swapping in whole wheat flour. Get the recipe!

    Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Filling

    Jessie Oleson

    While the alcohol is very much present in these cakes, it somehow manages to not be overpowering, instead imparting sophisticated flavor to the frosting and filling and a decadent, fudgy texture to the cake. Get the recipe!

    Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

    Yvonne Ruperti

    Bake with your booze on St. Patrick's Day with this dripping moist chocolate cake deeply flavored with the dark tones of decadent chocolate stout. Get the recipe!


    Caroline Ford

    Instead of coffee, this take on tiramisu calls for Bailey's and Guinness. But like coffee would, the Guinness adds a hint of bitterness to balance the sweetness, and its malty, chocolatey, coffee notes are the perfect pair with sweet Irish Cream and smooth mascarpone. Get the recipe!

    Irish Tea Brack (Tea-Soaked Raisin Bread)

    Carrie Vasios

    Brack comes from the Irish word brac, meaning speckled. The bread is speckled with dried fruit, specifically raisins that have been plumped up in tea overnight. Get the recipe!

    Homemade Shamrock Shake

    Alexandra Penfold

    This homemade recipe uses few ingredients and comes together without the corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise) and additives and preservatives included in the real Micky D's deal. Pleasantly minty and thick enough for quality slurping/straw cloggage, this is a shake that goes down easy. Get the recipe!

    Chocolate Irish Cream Pie


    A simple splash of Irish cream gives this already-delicious triple chocolate pie an intoxicating upgrade, adding a creamy and slightly bracing (in a good way) flavor contrast. Not into alcohol? Not a big problem. Simply skip the strong stuff in favor of heavy cream with a shake of cocoa powder. Get the the recipe!

    Irish Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway

    Ellen Silverman

    Only two steps and one bowl are needed to make this simple but delicious soda bread. Serve it alongside stew or at breakfast, slathered with jam or butter. Get the recipe!

    Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies


    If you're going more the green foods route, try these decadent cookies. The refreshing minty flavor of the cookies pairs perfectly with a rich, thick chocolate filling, making them a crowd-pleasing dessert. (Especially after your guests have had a pint or two.) Get the recipe!