The 8 greatest green desserts to make for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes-
This St. Patrick's Day Cupcake wears its Irish pride both inside and out, with pistachio pudding mix lending its hue to the interior, and green decorations on top.

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St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes-
This St. Patrick's Day Cupcake wears its Irish pride both inside and out, with pistachio pudding mix lending its hue to the interior, and green decorations on top.

Ingredients:

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 4-serving-size package instant pistachio pudding mix
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
2/3 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 beaten eggs
1-1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 of a can cream cheese frosting (1 cup)
Green colored sugar
1/2 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Directions:

1. Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, pudding mix, chocolate pieces, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla or almond extract. Stir into flour mixture just until combined. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

2. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with green sugar, then milk chocolate pieces. Makes 18 cupcakes. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:34 PM EDT
Wednesday, March 17 is a national celebration of all things Irish, green, lucky, and, in our case, sweet! While some of you may be cooking up hearty corned beef and cabbage, savory Irish stew, or quaffing the inevitable home-brewed green beer, we decided to find a happy handful of Emerald-Isle inspired sweets for your celebration. Do you have a favorite St. Patrick's Day tradition? Share with us in the comments!



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