Rainbow food ideas roundup: Rainbow treats and sweets for your unicorn or rainbow party, or for St. Patrick’s Day.
UPDATE: This post was originally published in March of 2013 and updated in 2018.
rainbow food ideas
In light of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d devote a little of my time to rainbows. Specifically, rainbow food ideas.
Hmmm. As my 5-year old is not-quite-as-obsessed-as-when-she-was-4-but-still-pretty-obsessed over rainbows, I devote a lot of my time to them. I know it’s hardly novel for a little girl to love rainbows, but I love that she loves rainbows. I sure did as a kid. I remember one of my first science fair projects in elementary school was all about the rainbow.
I share Kermit’s wondering, “Why are there so many songs about rainbows?” Because rainbows are beauty and magic and mystery. And I hear unicorns ride them. And they lead to wealth. Yes, Kermie, some day we’ll find it. That rainbow connection. We’ll get there. Holy hormones, I’m totally going to cry now.
Your first stop on the rainbow tour has to be this Virtual Baby Shower thrown for Violet by 17 crazy-talented bloggers. The theme: Rainbows. Because much as the rainbow leads to a pot o’ gold (I had to), this will lead you to 17 sweet rainbow ideas. Hmm, so I guess really, here are 57 rainbow food ideas.
I’m going to start here at home and share with you the rainbow food ideas from my blog.
- Rainbow vodka marshmallow pops.
- Easy Jolly Rancher lollipops.
- Rainbow cookie bites.
- Rainbow Rice Krispie Treat bites.
- Sparkly swirly cookie pops.
- Sparkly rainbow cookie bites.
- Rainbow meringue cookies.
- Rainbow popcorn.
- Sparkly rainbow marshmallow kebobs.
- Rainbow pound cake.
- Rainbow s’mores dip.
More rainbow food ideas:
- This rainbow cake roll from Hungry Happenings is gorgeous.
- I love this rainbow Rice Krispie Treat from Studio DIY.
- Now and forever one of my all-time faves: Rainbow cake pops by Munchkin Munchies.
- I also adore this rainbow milk and cookies.
- Speaking of smart, rainbow frosting cupcakes by Sprinkle Bakes. And with a cherry on top.
- If you’re into pull-apart cupcakes, this rainbow by BH & G.
- JellO may hold the secret to rainbows. JellO rainbow cookies by I heart NapTime.
- Or, of course, actual rainbow JellO cups, by Glorious Treats.
- Or turn a classic into a rainbow. Rainbow chocolate chip cookies by In Katrina’s Kitchen.
- Make incredible rainbow fudge from Mom on Timeout.
- A good reason to pull out my Babycakes donut maker: Rainbow donuts by Just Baked.
- How about some rainbow pudding at MAKE.
- I recall being wowwed by these slice and bake rainbow cookies at Good Life Eats ages ago.
- These rainbow palmiers from Crazy for Crust are so pretty.
- Fantastic idea for rainbow macarons, from Aww, Sam.
- Try these rainbow waffles from Dinner, Then Dessert.
- This rainbow cake from i am baker is amazing.
- Or check out this rainbow Bundt cake from Just a Taste.
- Make some rainbow smoothies, from The First Year blog.
- Sprinkles for the win! Make these sprinkle cookies at The Forked Spoon.
- Clever idea for rainbow ice cream cones, from Tikkido.
- Speaking of ice cream, make cookie ice cream bowls at Communikait.
- Amazing rainbow strawberries from Love Bakes Good Cakes.
- Try rainbow pretzels at Frosting and a Smile.
- You can even make rainbow dip, from Twinspiration.
- This rainbow pinata cake from Tablespoon is incredible.
- Try these rainbow slice and bake cookies from Cook Craft Love.
- Check out this rainbow cheesecake from Kraft.
- Easy, bright ‘n beautiful, rainbow wrapped marshmallows by Smart School House.