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Mar 12, 2007 07:35 AM

Suggestions for a St. Patrick's Day dessert

does any one have any suggestions for a green??? dessert. I've been thinking about making a key lime pie with green lime slivers. Maybe arecipe with green pistachios .Also I 've thought about making something with Bailey's Irish cream liquer. I'd appreciate any and all ideas. thank you in advance. I'll reprt back on anything I try.

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  1. Traditional St. Patrick's Day confection ... you can even add a little green coloring to the cake and/or frosting if you so desire.


    4 eggs
    1-3/4 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk
    1/4 cup butter, melted

    2 pounds confectioners' sugar (about 7-1/2 cups)
    2/3 cup milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    6 cups finely chopped peanuts

    In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and lemon-colored, about 4 minutes. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined. Add the milk and butter; mix well. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Cover and freeze overnight.
    For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Frosting the top, bottom and sides of frozen cake squares; roll in peanuts. Place on wire racks to dry. Yield: 2 dozen.

    1. I had pistachio cream pie once. It was okay.

      1. I made this bread pudding with whiskey sauce for a St. Patrick's Day party a while ago, and it was a hit:

        The sauce is really good, and the pudding and sauce can basically be made in advance and then heated up, so it's easy when you have guests. The only downside is that if you're serving something potato-y beforehand, a bread-based dessert makes it a pretty starch-tastic meal.

        I've also always wanted to make a little layer chocolate-and-coffee mousse parfait of sorts, that would look like a baby Guinness if served in a clear cup or dish, but I've never quite gotten it off the ground.

        If you specifically want something green, you could also consider mint-flavored things in addition to lime.

        1. We had big St. Patty's day parties every year when I was a kid. My mom always made grasshopper pie and used green food dye to make it more green. The blend of mint and chocolate is delish!

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          1. re: mojoeater

            I was thinking grasshopper pie too. I used to love it as a kid. My aunt used to make a frozen one that's good too.

          2. Key Lime pie -yummmm