Green box of chocolate

Michael Recchiuti’s Green Box holds a collection of some of his best chocolates— perfect for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration. Click here for more information.




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March 2006
Updated March 2010

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Saint Patrick’s Day Treats

Sweets For Your Celebration


With the parades and festivities, it’s hard not to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. At THE NIBBLE, we celebrate everything with delicious foods, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite treats. You won’t need a four-leaf clover to help you choose a good one; any of them will make your taste buds dance an Irish jig.


Candy & Nuts    

The Cocoa Room:
Green Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seeds

Addictive is an understatement when describing these sweet and crunchy chocolate-covered sunflower seeds from The Cocoa Room. Festive in a candy dish, these intensely chocolaty sunflower seeds are a casual snack as well as a garnish for elegant desserts. Green is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day, but you can choose from a rainbow of colors in stylish, clear box that also makes a great party favor or leprechaun’s stocking-stuffer.

  • Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seeds
    4-Ounce Box
    8-Ounce Box
    12-Ounce Box


St. Patrick's Day Candy


Recchiuti Confections:
Green Box

The Green Box by top chocolatier Michael Recchiuti offers delectable chocolates infused with herbs, tea and spices. The signature Burnt Caramel chocolate, one of our favorite sweets from this chocolatier, with its seductive, smokey undertones, is also included. A sophisticated gift for St. Patrick’s day, but a year-round delight. Read our review of Recchiuti Confections, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Green Box
    8 Pieces


Green box of chocolate


Recchiuti Confections:
Peppermint Thins

From Willamette Valley, these peppermint confections are made with fresh muddled mint and drenched in pure bittersweet chocolate. There’s no comparing these peppermint thins to the ones made with mint extract, as these gems will outshine the competition. They come in two sizes—one for you to enjoy and one to share. Read our review of Recchiuti Confections, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • Peppermint Thins
    10 Pieces
    24 Pieces


Peppermint Thins


South Bend Chocolate: Irish Crunch

Whether or not you’re Irish, we think you’ll want to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day when you taste the crispy, sweet mix of South Bend’s Irish Crunch. This irresistible blend of caramel corn, chocolate morsels and candied almonds comes lightly tossed in aromatic mint oil. A wonderful snack, a festive gift and an innovative dessert topping (on ice cream, cake and cupcake icing, pudding), Irish Crunch will satisfy your sweet tooth, and make you wish Saint Patrick’s Day wasn’t only once a year.

  • Gift Bag
    1-Pound Bag

  Irish crunch popcorn
Cookies & Cake    

Divine Delights:
Shamrock Petits Fours

These adorable shamrock-decorated petit four assortment is great with Irish coffee or a good cup of Irish tea. The bite-sized Guittard chocolate-enrobed cakes have a bit of tasty almond paste mixed into the cake batter. Our favorite is the chocolate cake layered with mint buttercream and bittersweet truffle cream; the cream-colored piece with its vanilla and chocolate cake, mint buttercream and bittersweet truffle cream is a close second.

  • Petit Fours
    1 Dozen
    2 Dozen
    35-Piece Assortment


Fancypants Bakery:
Shamrock Cookies

Channel the luck of the Irish with The Shamrocks Box Cookie Gift (at right) or Happy St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Gift from Fancypants Bakery. Both include bright green, hand-decorated shamrocks, but the latter also features rainbow and leprechaun cookies. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll be pleased with these fine-quality shortbread cookies because they’re made with oh so much buttery goodness (and all-natural ingredients). Available in 6, 9 or 12-piece sets, you have the option to choose chocolate chip, oatmeal or molasses cookies instead of the shortbread. Send them as a gift, serve them at tea parties or pack them in lunches for a special St. Paddy’s Day treat. Read our review of Fancypants Bakery.

  • Hand-Iced Shortbread Cookies
    6 Cookies
    9 Cookies
    12 Cookies

Mint Chip & Other Green Treats    

Debrito Chocolate:
Mint Chip Caramel Apple

Every holiday, we look forward to placing a large order for Debrito’s special caramel apples. We love these gorgeous, jumbo apples with their complex layers of flavors and textures. Made with enormous Granny Smith apples from Washington state, the St. Patrick’s Day apple is enrobed in a smooth, rich caramel, then coated with Guittard’s green mint and semi-sweet chocolate chips. It’s a great gift with its beautiful fabric bow and festive packaging, but these apples are so delicious we always save some for ourselves. Read our full review of Debrito’s Caramel Apples.

  • Mint Chip Caramel Apple


debrito mint chip caramel apple


Green Marshmallows

As you’re thinking of ways to treat yourself and your family on St. Patrick’s Day or the upcoming Easter holiday, you should get to know the melt-in-your-mouth world of artisan marshmallows, naturally flavored by gifted confectioners who want to give you an exciting marshmallow experience. While we’ve picked green ones, naturally, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these airy delights come in many colors and flavors. Read our review of Green Marshmallows, then the hard part begins: choosing which ones to try first from those offered at Dulces Del Rocío, Laura’s Candy, Manna Mallows and My Flour Garden (at right).




Marich Confectionery:
Mint Chip Maltballs

These treats are layered with flavor: crunchy maltball centers are first covered with dark chocolate, then with cookie crunch and a shiny mint coating. The result is one of the prettiest candies we’ve ever seen—the maltballs look like gleaming round robins’ eggs—and is beautifully packaged in Marich’s signature gift box or bag. Read our review of Marich Confectionery Mint Chip Maltballs.

  • Mint Chip Maltballs
    6-Ounce Bag
    8-Ounce Box



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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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