Luck of the Irish - St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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 One of my all time favorite holidays is St. Patrick's Day. My mom would always make corned beef and cabbage for dinner and we would listen to old records of our favorite Irish songs! As a Delicious Bytes blogger, I was given access to some great St. Patrick's Day recipes that can help put you in a lucky mood next week!

Golden Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 1 hour 15 min. | Makes: 16 servings.

What You Need
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 cup raisins
1 Tbsp. caraway seeds
Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Whisk milk and sour cream until well blended. Add to flour mixture with raisins and seeds; stir just until moistened.
Knead dough on floured surface 10 times; shape into 2-1/2-inch-thick round. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray; cut deep "X" in top of dough.
Bake 1 hour or until golden brown; cool 5 min. on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely. Cut into wedges.

Instead of measuring the sour cream, measure milk in 2-cup liquid measure. Add enough sour cream until mixture measures 1-1/2 cups; whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture with raisins and seeds; continue as directed.

Storage Know-How:
Store leftover bread in resealable plastic bag for up to 24 hours. Or, for longer storage, wrap tightly and freeze up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Special Extra:
After making the 'X" in top of dough, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp.sugar. Bake as directed.  

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 210 calories, 8g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 25mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 11g sugars, 4g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 6%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.

Cool Mint OREO Cookie Balls
Prep Time: 20 min. plus refrigerating | Makes: 40 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

What You Need
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) DOUBLE STUF OREO Cool Mint Creme Cookies, finely crushed
2pkg. (6 squares each) BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
6 drops green food coloring
2 Tbsp. green colored sugar
Make It
Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.
Shape into 40 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Mix melted chocolate and food coloring until well blended. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Top with sugar.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
How to Store:
Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

How to Make Cookie Crumbs:
Crushing OREO Cookies is a cinch with a rolling pin and a resealable plastic food storage bag. Or, process the cookies in your food processor or blender.

How to Melt Chocolate:
Place unwrapped chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 110 calories, 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 5mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 10g sugars, less than 1g protein, 0%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 0%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.

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  1. O my gosh those oreo cookie balls look amazing... I love oreos.

  2. YUM!! Last year I made rice krispie treats with lucky charms for St. Patty's day. My kids thought those were awesome!



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