I quite enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that go on around the world. Although I don’t personally celebrate, I do love that so many get together to celebrate. I wanted to do a really cute St. Patrick’s Day recipe that was super easy. I can tell you this was one of the easiest things I have ever done and it turned out very cute and my kids loved it. Enjoy my recipe for Lucky Leprechaun Sprinkle Parfait cups.
1 pkg of instant vanilla pudding (the 6 serving size)
6-8 drops of green food colouring
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
6 graham crackers, crushed
1 cup of mini oreos (approx. 35)
2 tbsp green shamrock sprinkles
1 tbsp green crystal sprinkles
green coloured decorating gel
parfait or dessert cups (I used 4 oz glasses and got 5 servings)
The fun thing about this recipe is that you can do it with the kids. It is so simple and even my 4-year-old was able to help and did some of the sprinkles. I really enjoy getting my kids into the kitchen as I think it is such an important life skill. I want to send them off being able to at least cook 3 or 4 good dishes and even do little things like this dessert.
Put the graham crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them using a rolling pin or meat mallet. Use about a tbsp of this in the bottom of each of your dessert cups. Whip up the whipping cream with the 2 tbsp of sugar until still peaks form. Split into 2 separate bowls and add 2 drops of green food colouring (optional) to one for the topping. You don’t have to make any of the whipped topping green if you don’t want to.
Mix the package of vanilla pudding mix according to directions. Once it has thickened up, add 6 drops of green food colouring (or more depending on how dark you would like the green to be). Once it is mixed, I placed it into a piping bag with a large open tip (you could use a star tip as well).
Start by layering the pudding mix on top of the graham crumbs, then add about 6-7 oreo minis, then pipe some more of the pudding mix on top of them. Follow it up with the two colours of whip cream (if you chose to do both) and sprinkle with the shamrocks and green crystal sprinkles. Swirl a little green decorating gel on top and serve chilled.
PIN FOR LATER
My kids loved the idea of colouring the pudding and now we have a great idea that we could change up depending on the holiday or event.
Would you make these for St. Patrick’s Day?