Any holiday or occasion gives me the perfect opportunity to make a fun themed dessert. With St. Patrick’s Day in a few days, all I see is green and at first, all I thought about was mint. While I am a huge fan of mint (especially paired with chocolate), my three kids are not.

No-Bake Mint-Free St. Patrick's Day Dessert

I wanted a green kid-friendly dessert for them to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, so I turned to my trusted food coloring and pudding pairing. Last year I made a No-Bake Valentine’s Day Dessert which inspired this one. The kids loved it and it takes a simple pudding dessert to the next level. Before I started the dessert, I made some candy toppers.

Piped Candy Melts for St. Patrick's Day

This is simple with green candy melts (melted following instructions on the package). Once melted, placed them into a sandwich bag, clip a corner (very small) and piped some shamrocks and designs on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Just 5 minutes in the freezer and they are all set.

While they were in the freezer, I made the layered dessert with the help of the boys. They love helping in the kitchen and this is a simple dessert that they can do most steps on their own.

St. Patty's Day No Bake Dessert

I did try a few different layer orders. There really is no preference to which works best. You could even let the kids pick their own order.

No Bake St Patrick's Day Dessert

No-Bake Mint-Free St. Patrick's Day Dessert
 
This no-bake mint-free St. Patricks' Day dessert is kid-friendly and quick & easy to make!
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 Box of Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 3 Cups Milk (or amount called for on pudding package)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Whipped Cream
  • Green Sprinkles (optional)
  • Candy Melts (optional)
Instructions
  1. If making topping decorations with candy melts, do that first. Once they are melted, placed them into a sandwich bag, clip a corner (very small) and piped some shamrocks and designs on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in freezer and they will be hardened by the time you are done with recipe.
  2. Make pudding, make according to packaging.
  3. Once the milk and mix are combined, add a couple drops of green food coloring. It doesn't take a lot. Let set for about 5 minutes.
  4. Layer pudding and crushed Oreos on bowl or dessert cups.
  5. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, etc.

No-Bake Kid-Friendly St. Patrick's Day Dessert

 

 

If you are looking for more St. Patty’s Day recipe ideas, check out these below:

St. Patrick's Day Desserts

1. St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Truffles from Random Mommy
2. Luck of the Irish Cream Brownies from Maryland Momma