St. Patrick’s Day Party Food!

I just love the colors that are associated with St. Patrick’s Day.  Who doesn’t love rainbows, glitter, pots of gold, and lots of greens!?!

For your St. Patrick’s Day Party this year, how about you serve up these healthier party foods that your guests will love!

Menu:

  • Rainbow Vanilla Pudding topped with Homemade Whipped Cream
  • Shamrock Mini Pizzas
  • Rainbow Fruit Plate


Rainbow Pudding

adapted from Kid’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • gel food coloring (Americolor) – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

How-To

  1. Stir the sugar and corn starch together in a pot with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add in 1/2 cup of the 2% milk until combined.
  3. Add in the remaining 2% milk and the whole milk. Put on medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 15 minutes (do not boil).
  4. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg and egg whites.
  5. While whisking the egg mixture, add in 1 cup of the warm milk mixture.
  6. Once combined, whisk the egg mixture into the pot of the milk mixture.
  7. Whisk over medium-low heat for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  8. Pour into a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding.
  9. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour until chilled.
  10. Separate the pudding out into 6 bowls, coloring each bowl a different color.
  11. Scoop into pastry bags and add to your pretty cups.
  12. Next, beat the whipping cream until it’s reached stiff peaks.
  13. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  14. Place a dollop (or two) on top of the pudding cups.
  15. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat!



Shamrock Pizzas

Ingredients

  • hamburger bun halves
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • bell pepper, sliced horizontally

How-To

  1. Spread the pizza sauce on the hamburger buns.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Place a slice of bell pepper on each bun.
  4. Toast until warm and the cheese is melted.



Rainbow Fruit Plate

Ingredients

  • strawberries
  • cantaloupes or clementines
  • pineapple chunks
  • kiwi fruit
  • blueberries
  • purple grapes

How-To

  1. Arrange in a rainbow formation. You could even dollop some whipped cream on either end of the rainbow for dipping as the clouds!
About ChocolateAndCarrots

Caroline is a wife, new mom, food blogger, recipe developer and photographer from South Carolina. She is OCD about having the kitchen sink clean, a major chocoholic, and loves modern, simple styles. Caroline runs chocolate & carrots where she primarily focuses on healthier baking. She also has a mom blog called crackers & carrots where she documents everything pregnancy and baby. Connect with her: Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram!

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