Did you know?
That today is the anniversary of the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Each year, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the 98 feet of Bridge Street hosts the shortest St. Paddy’s parade in the world. Previously, the title was held by the Dripsey, Cork parade. That parade lasts 100 yards and travels between the village’s two pubs.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MARSHMALLOW POPS
Regular sized Marshmallows
Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers or Chocolate Chips
Wilton Candy Melts – White
Wilton Candy Melts – Green
Wilton Lollipop Sticks
For each Marshmallow Pop, find 3 marshmallows that are approximately the same size an skewer them with a lollipop stick. Place 20-25 chocolate wafers in the pan and microwave them for 30 seconds, check them, give them a stir and then microwave again for 10 seconds more. Repeat process until chocolate is almost completely melted. Use a spoon to help cover the marshmallows and also to smooth out the chocolate once it was on the marshmallows. Allow the marshmallow pops to cool and the chocolate to harden. Melt 15-20 Wilton Red, Bright White, Bright Pink and Pink Candy Melts in individual Ziploc bags. Once melted, cut the tip off the bags. Alternating colors, drizzle the melted candy melts over the Marshmallow Pops. Allow the drizzle on the Marshmallow Pops to harden before storing in an air-tight container.
Shamrock Ice Cream Soda
Servings: 1 Serving
3-4 Tablespoons Peppermint Syrup
2 Large Scoops Mint Chip Ice Cream
8 oz. Club Soda
Add peppermint syrup to the bottom of a glass. Add ice cream. Fill glass with club soda. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.
Happy st. patricks day to you all!
I hope you all have a fantastic day, whatever you do!
I am not sure what I am doing today yet! I want to do something to make the day special, I just dont know what I will do!
I am not going to the parade in our city, its too crowded!
Are any of you doing anything special today?
Making any special meals?
We arent even making a traditional irish meal today! 😀
We’re having fish! My sis was supposed to go to killarney in Kerry, to the parade there, but its an hour and a half drive there and another hour and a half drive home again, so she decided against it.
Anyway, Happy happy st. patricks day to all! Enjoy it!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY POPCORN
Yield: 10 CUPS
10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
3 cups Mini Marshmallows
Regular M&Ms Green
Pretzel M&Ms Green
M&M Minis Green
Lucky Charms Shamrock Marshmallows
Mini Shamrock Sprinkles
St. Patricks Day Sprinkles
Pop 10 cups of popcorn and salt liberally and place in a large bowl. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted. Pour 3/4 of the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn in the bowl and then gently fold the popcorn with a spoon until most of the kernels are covered in mixture. Pour the marshmallow popcorn onto a prepared cookie sheet. Drizzle the remaining marshmallow mixture over the popcorn on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle the candy and sprinkles over the popcorn. Allow the popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MINT M&M COOKIES
Yield 3 DOZEN COOKIES
1 cup butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
34 cup Granulated Sugar
23 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 14 Cups Flour
23 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
14 tsp. Salt
1 Bag of Mint M&Ms
Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream butter and sugars. Mix in Eggs and Vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Roll dough into balls. Press Mint M&Ms into the ball. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes.
NO FOOD DYE MINT SHAMROCK SHAKE
Servings 2 1-cup servings
10 Mint Leaves
1 cup 1% Milk or any milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1/2 tsp Spearmint Extract or Peppermint
Optional Whipped Cream
In a high speed blender, blend MINT LEAVES, MILK, and VANILLA until leaves are fully pureed; add ICE CREAM and pulse until creamy; (optional) add MINT FLAVORING. Serve chilled; garnish with fresh spearmint leaves and (optional) whipped cream. Yield: 2 cups