St. Patrick’s Day: Mini Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnut Recipe

Are you thinking green for St. Patrick’s Day yet? Well you really should try these mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts from my lovely contributor Deanna of Mirabelle Creations!

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

In Deanna’s words: My son is a little fascinated with leprechauns this March.  His fascination might be because they are quite mischievous, just like him!  Between a leprechaun’s mischievous nature, their pots of gold, and their mini stature, what’s not to love?

For St. Patrick’s Day, there are so many fun Leprechauns ideas for kids.  My little guy wanted to make a Leprechaun Trap this year.  Some other fun ideas include: green milk left by a leprechaun, the leprechaun leaving little gold coins around the house for the kids, and the leprechaun turning the toilet water green. 

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Doughnuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast this year, I plan to leave my son some of these Leprechaun Lime Doughnuts (which are Mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts).  They are healthy treat alternative to a fried doughnut.  Also, they are Leprechaun size and incorporate green without having to use green dye!

Mini Key Lime Pie Doughnuts (adapted from A Zesty Bite)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons key lime or lime juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Zest of two small limes
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 graham cracker, crushed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray the cavity of a mini doughnut pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add key lime juice to milk.  Let sit for about 5 minutes, so milk sours.  In a small bowl, mix together egg, vanilla, and butter.  Add soured milk to ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest of one lime.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until completely combined.  Add batter to a piping bag.  Fill the doughnut cavities approximately 2/3 full by piping batter into cavities.
  4. Bake approximately 8 minutes or until doughnuts are golden brown.   Cool for about 1 minute, then remove from pan.  Let doughnuts cool.
  5. For the glaze: Stir together 1 tablespoon milk and powdered sugar.  Add a little more milk until you achieve the desired consistency.  Dip top half of doughnuts into glaze.  Sprinkle remaining lime zest and graham crackers crumbs on top of glaze.

Makes approximately 24 mini doughnuts. 

Key Lime Pie Leprechaun Donuts for St. Patrick's Day | Mirabelle Creations for TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For a few more Mirabelle Creations’ St. Patrick’s Day ideas, visit Deanna’s recent St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas post. 

As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! 

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St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Cupcakes & Gumball Clouds

If you’ve not noticed, I like to bake. {grin} So with St. Patrick’s Day coming and an art party to plan for, I decided to make some rainbow cupcakes!

Rainbow Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Aren’t they pretty!

Rainbow Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

The first thing I did was grab all my gel food coloring and tint my batter. After the cupcakes cooled I used the same gel icing to tint white frosting.

Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Top each cupcake with a sixlet, use crepe paper streamers for your rainbow and make sure your creative cupcakes end at a gumball cloud! Or, for St. Patrick’s Day, your rainbow might end at a pot of gold, like Rolos!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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St. Patrick’s Day: Easy Shamrock Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

It’s time to start thinking green! These fun 4-leaf clover, Lucky green, cupcakes with mint icing are the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Lucky 4-Leaf Clover Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I love working with candies.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This fun little cupcake is super easy with just a few goodies. Green chocolate covered sunflower seeds from Candy Galaxy (they have every color candy!) and Breyer’s chocolate sprinkles (the only sprinkles my kids actually like!).

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And the mint frosting is a cinch. There are tons of amazing recipes from scratch, but when in a hurry I use Pillsbury icing (dairy-free for my little guy and always fluffy) and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract.

And since this is St. Patrick’s Day, I also mix in green gel food coloring (the other is too watery) until I get my desired color. (TIP: Tint your icing and let it set for five minutes before adding more food coloring. It will darken a bit.)

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

With these cupcakes you’re sure not to get PINCHED! {grin}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls for St. Patty’s Day

My boys love cinnamon rolls and when we’re not running to a sports practice I often bake them on Saturdays. This Saturday we decided to have a little fun and shape our cinnamon rolls like shamrocks in early celebration for St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls for St. Patrick's Day Breakfast | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You guys know my youngest has severe food allergies so baking from scratch is a must some times. Not in this case though! These are Kroger brand cinnamon rolls and they have no dairy! Yay!

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

We just pinched each roll into five pieces, four clovers and one stem. And while they were baking I added a touch of green food coloring to the cinnamon roll icing. Waalaa! Super fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day breakfast idea!

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easy St. Patrick’s Day treat

St. Patty's Day Treat

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations here, excited to share a simple St. Patrick’s Day treat you can make with leftover Valentine’s Day marshmallows. I had a bag of leftover heart shaped marshmallows from Valentine’s Day that I knew wouldn’t last all the way until next year. Instead, I made these sweet pink and green four-leaf clovers marshmallow pops.

They couldn’t be easier to make for an after-school snack or St. Patrick’s Day party. So, don’t throw away those heart shaped marshmallows, yet! And if you didn’t buy any heart shaped marshmallows, you still might be in luck! Stop by your local dollar store or grocery store to see if they have the marshmallows in the clearance aisle.

St. Patrick's Day treat

Items needed to make these St. Patrick Day treats:

  • Heart Shaped Marshmallows (I bought mine at the Dollar Store, but have also seen plain white heart marshmallows at the grocery)
  • ½ cup White Chocolate
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Green Sprinkles (optional)

Easy instructions:

  1. Fully melt chocolate in microwave, using 30 second intervals.
  2. Dip pointed tips of four heart marshmallows in chocolate.  Lay hearts on parchment paper, pushing ends together to make a clover shape.
  3. Dip end of lollipop stick in white chocolate.  Push stick into chocolate center of the four marshmallows.
  4. Sprinkle center of marshmallows with green sprinkles.
  5. After chocolate has completely dried, lift clover pop off of parchment paper.  Trim off any excess chocolate on the back of pop, if desired.

St. Patrick's Day treat

And if you are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party this year, hop over and check out my Preppy St. Patrick’s Day printable party supplies! As always, we hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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