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!

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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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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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I had plans to whip up some St. Patrick Day treat fun and the days just got away from me! I know you ladies (and men… if any men are reading this!) know the feeling!

So since I can’t share any of my own ideas, I thought I would share ideas from some super talented ladies. And the fabulous thing, all of these ideas come with recipes and/or pictorials so you can make them all yourself! Yay! (If you don’t know… I LOVE a great pictorial!) Oh, and The Crafty Chicks are even giving away some freebies!

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

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