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 traditionally 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 the holiday by wearing green and preparing Irish foods and drinks like Irish brown bread, corned beef and cabbage, Irish cream chocolate mousse cake, Irish coffee, and Irish potato soup. Some cities really get into the holiday by dyeing their rivers green — Chicago does 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 recipes. Take a look to see which sweet treat you'll want to whip up for your family this year!