Good Irish desserts include traditional recipes such as Donegal Oatmeal Cream and Carrigaline Whiskey Pie. Popular modern desserts such as Guinness and Chocolate Cheesecake and Luck o' the Irish Brownies often feature in St Patrick's Day celebrations.
The recipes for traditional Irish desserts such as Apple Tart and Irish Butter Shortbread have been passed down through many generations. These desserts became popular because they contain affordable ingredients including either fruits that grow in Ireland, such as apples and rhubarb, or inexpensive ingredients, such as Irish butter. Both traditional and more modern recipes feature well-known Irish alcoholic drinks such as whiskey, Guinness and Irish coffee. Two interesting recipes include Irish Potato Candy and Irish Barmbrack. Irish Potato Candies are small, no-bake candies that look like potatoes but taste sweet and do not contain potatoes as an ingredient. Barmbrack is a traditional Irish cake which is popular on holidays and features small objects added to a cake mixture.