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St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits

St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits are a delicious treat that are perfect for celebrating your favorite Irish holiday!  Layers of pudding, lime pound cake, and Lucky Charms.

Three St. Patrick's Day parfaits on a white table


Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day helps get us through the last of the winter blues, before spring comes on, here in Idaho.  Winter lasts a long time, so it’s nice to have things to look forward to.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we enjoy eating green food like Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Very Green Salad, Shamrock Rice Crispy Treats, and of course these St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits.

We also enjoy doing St. Patrick’s Day crafts.  Some of our favorites are Recycled Toilet Paper Roll Clovers, Rainbow Heart Clovers, and Fruit Loop Rainbows.

These St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits are a fun, cute way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  They aren’t hard to make, and the seem like such a special treat for kids.  

I like to get the pound cake and pudding made up ahead of time, so all I have to do is layer them the day of.  I wouldn’t recommend putting them together too much ahead of time, since the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms will start to melt a bit.

Yield: 12 Parfaits

St. Patrick's Day Parfait

St. Patrick's Day Parfait

St. Patrick's Day Parfaits are a delicious treat that are perfect for celebrating your favorite Irish holiday!  Layers of pudding, lime pound cake, and Lucky Charms.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Lime Pound Cake (made in muffin tin)
  • 1 large box Instant Vanilla pudding, made according to the directions on the box
  • Green food dye, if desired
  • 4 cups Lucky Charms
  • Small container Cool Whip
  • Sprinkles


  1. Follow the lime pound cake recipe. Add several drops of green food coloring to the batter, if desired. Divide the batter between 24 lined muffins cups. The muffin cups will be less full than usual, that is how they're supposed to be. Bake 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the center muffin comes out clean. Cool.
  2. While muffins are baking, make vanilla pudding following the directions on the box. If desired, add several drops of green food coloring, until the desired color is achieved. Place in refrigerator.
  3. Once the cakes are cooled, and the pudding is set, assemble St. Patrick's Day Parfaits.
  4. In each cup layer 2 heaping Tablespoons of pudding, 1 lime pound cake, and 1/4 cup Lucky Charms.
  5. Layer another 2 Tablespoons of pudding, and another lime pound cake.
  6. Top with several spoonfuls of Cool Whip, and sprinkle with Lucky Charms and sprinkles.

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