St. Patrick's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, has a pretty detailed history behind it. While we may see St. Patrick's Day as a day of food and fun, March 17 is historically known as a religious holiday in honor of (yes, you guessed it) Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. According to legend, one of his greatest deeds was banishing all of the snakes from Ireland, but no one really knows the true history of St. Patrick for sure.
Today, people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green and preparing Irish foods and drinks such as Irish brown bread, corned beef and cabbage (an Irish-American dish), Irish cream chocolate mousse cake, Irish coffee, and Irish potato soup. Some cities really get into the holiday by dyeing their rivers green — Chicago and Savannah, Georgia do this every year — while others throw festivals and parades.
In honor of St. Patrick (and delicious desserts) here are a few of our favorite St. Patrick's Day treat recipes. From Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Pie to individual Pots O' Gold', these St. Patty's Day creations are easy fun for the whole family to make — and they're sure to please your sweet tooth too.