Everyone will be making green beer and shamrock-tinted cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to stand out from crowd and amp up your St. Patty’s Day party menu this year, why not take color inspiration from the rainbow craze that has taken hold of chefs and foodie bloggers? The proverbial rainbow, after all, is just as much a part of Irish folklore as the color green.
From sweet desserts to savory snacks and healthy bites, these brightly hued foods from some of our favorite food blogs are exactly what you need to celebrate the Irish holiday at home on March 17. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll find a pot of gold at the end, you’ll definitely be as good as gold amongst your friends and family!
End of Rainbow Cupcakes
Who knew that you can frost an entire batch of cupcakes like a cake? Better Homes & Gardens made a delightful and delicious rainbow cupcake display by placing cupcakes next to each other so the edges touch. Brilliant!
Rainbow Vanilla Cheesecake Bars
Creamy, colorful goodness is the ultimate draw to these fun little bars from Delish. Simply swirl in neon food dye to the cream cheese filling, and your rainbow fantasy is complete!
Rainbow Grilled Cheese
Looking for a more savory number, try this magical rainbow grilled cheese from Brit + Co. Who knew three kinds of cheese + food coloring could make all of your St. Patty’s Day fantasies come true?
Rainbow Funfetti Dip
What would the little clouds on the ends of rainbows taste like? This festive rainbow dip from Twinspiration has the answer. Blend Funfetti cake mix, low-fat yogurt and fluffy cool whip, and you have an instant rainbow connection.
Every party needs to have an adult beverage, and this sangria concoction from Gimme Some Oven is a red-orange-yellow-green-blue-purple delight.
Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats
If you want a no-hassle, no-bake option, look no further than these yummy Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats from The Gracious Wife. They’re so easy to make that you’ll want to serve them well past March 17!
Rainbow Veggie Pizza
Don’t have much of a sweet tooth? This beautiful and healthy vegetarian flatbread from Gimme Some Oven is made with chopped veggies, pizza sauce and garlic naan.