7 Must-Make St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Cake balls are the perfect bite-sized dessert, you won’t be able to stop at just one! Best of all, they’re super easy to make with simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. They’re a super fun project to do with the kids too! These Luck of the Irish Cake Balls feature a surprise emerald green center for the ultimate festive treat.
7 Must-Make St. Patrick’s Day Desserts


  1. box white cake mix
  2. Eggs and oil in amounts directed on cake mix box
  3. 1 ounce green food coloring
  4. 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons white frosting
  5. 1 pound white candy melts or almond bark
  6. Optional: Green sprinkles


  • Prepare cake mix with the amount of oil, water, and eggs directed on the box. Stir in the green food coloring.
  • Bake in a 9×13-inch pan according to package directions.
  • Let cake cool completely, then break apart and crumble until fine crumbs form.
  • Stir in the frosting until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add additional frosting, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Roll the cake mixture into Tablespoon-sized balls. Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Melt the white candy in a bowl in the microwave, heating for 30-second increments or until completely smooth.