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St. Patrick’s Day Small Bite Recipes

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The little green leprechauns have found the gold! It’s St. Patty’s Day time. Invite your friends over for some grub and green beer, and enjoy this time of celebration this springtime occasion.

Although the holiday is typically known for its green beer, leprechauns, and pots of gold, it is traditionally celebrated as a festival of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick was a Roman-British citizen who was kidnapped by Irish raiders and imprisoned in Ireland for six years. During his time imprisoned, he found God, and once he was able to flee Ireland and return home, he quickly was called back to Ireland. He lived his life sharing the love of God with those who kidnapped him, and was said to have died on March 17th.

The tradition introduced people to wearing green to represent Ireland, and celebrate the life of Saint Patrick with the ministry tool of the shamrock that he used to share about the Holy Trinity. Today people wear the green to share their Irish heritage, chase after shamrocks for good luck, and share folklore of leprechauns. However you celebrate, we thought we’d share with you some delicious recipes to try!

Corned Beef & Cheddar Sliders

Take your corned beef to the next level, with these mini “melt-in-your-mouth” delicious treats. A helping of corned beef, a slice of Dubliner cheese, and drizzles of melted butter, all on top of a soft roll. This combination will create the perfect fusion of authentic Irish ingredients to make your guests impressed. Whether you are hosting kids or adults, these small bites will have people coming back for more.

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

It can be difficult to portion a loaf of bread, but these Irish Soda Bread muffins are the perfect size to take in all the flavors, while still leaving room for your other holiday favorites. These muffins only take 35 minutes from prep to out of the oven, and are a great final addition to your St. Patty’s day table. The sparkling white sugar topping helps enhance the flavor, while creating another layer of texture

Vodka-Infused Lucky Charms Milkshakes 

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Add a little fun to your day, with adult-style milkshakes. Be prepared for a sugar overload with ingredients like vanilla ice cream, marshmallow frosting, and a Lucky Charms topping. Leave out the vodka to create a kid-friendly version, but you might want to call a babysitter after. Did I mention there is sugar in these? 

Irish Potato Bites

Why not celebrate this Irish holiday with the known Irish commodity of potatoes. These potato bites are corned beef, cheddar cheese, and of course butter. Add a little “veggie” to the table with this delicious recipe that only requires a few ingredients.
Get your friends together for a small bite feast full of all things Irish. Cheers to a jolly St. Patrick’s Day!

Katrina is an OBcean that spends her time drinking quality coffee and engaging in the community that she lives in.

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