11 Gorgeous Green Snacks for St. Patrick's Day

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Ward off those winter blues this year by indulging in a little green -- green food, that is! After several long months of cold and snow, lots of us are craving a great big dose of our favorite emerald hue. Thank goodness St. Patrick's Day -- and all its green snacks and treats -- comes along just in time to satisfy our springtime longings.


No matter the St. Patrick's Day plans -- a potluck with the whole family, a class party at the preschool, or a shin-dig for the kids and a bunch of their friends -- there's a definite need this time of year for fun, festive, green-colored food recipes! (Sorry, the broccoli and kale just won't cut it for most of us on this festive Irish holiday.) 

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We've searched high and low for green-themed food recipes and party foods that are sure to please! From desserts and appetizers to sweet or savory snacks, here is some green food inspiration for any palate and for both the novice chef, as well as anyone looking for a wee challenge. These goodies are sure to brighten up any St. Paddy's Day celebration.

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