4 Saint Patrick's Day Candy Recipes

March 7, 2015

Chocolate and peppermint, chocolate and caramel, and chocolate and beer are all popular flavor combinations for St. Patrick's Day treats.  This holiday is just as much about the beer as it is about the candy. No matter the occasion, homemade candy is always a welcome addition to the table. 

Peppermint Patties

Recipe from Stacy Spensley

Homemade peppermint patties pair a creamy peppermint filling with a thin layer of chocolate to create balance of cool and crisp.  For this recipe you can use either dark or milk chocolate depending on your preference.  I prefer dark or bittersweet chocolate because I think it compliments the sweetness of filling better.

Dark Chocolate Guinness Fudge
Recipe from The Sweet Chick

I love a good fudge recipe and this dark chocolate Guinness fudge is at the top of my list. Smooth and intensely rich, this bite sized candy was made to munch on St. Patrick's Day. This simple recipe combines Irish Guinness with a combination of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate and walnuts.

Thin Mint Truffles
Recipe from Chattavore

The springtime signals one thing -  Girl Scout Cookies.  While this recipe is not technically inspired by the Irish drinking holiday, they are certainly delicious enough to eat on March 17th regardless.  Thin Mints make the perfect crumb for these truffles are they are on the drier side but any cookie will do (except Samoas).

Beer Pretzel Caramels
Recipe from A Cookie Named Desire

Caramels from scratch are good for any occasion but when beer is involved, you know Saint Patrick's Day is on the brain.  The beer adds a robust flavor to the caramel while the pretzels gives this candy incredible crunch and a nice salty bite.  While Gunniess is the beer of choice you can use any dark beer for this recipe.

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