Shamrock Pretzels are a great, festive St. Patrick’s Day treat. And they’re only 2 Ingredients: pretzels and candy melts.
For more ways to make this the best holiday, check out all of our St. Patrick’s Day posts.
When I make holiday treats, I want them to be festive. Like sorry not sorry, but I’m a little extra sometimes. But isn’t that the fun of holidays? They give you an excuse to have fun, to make cute treats like these Shamrock Pretzels.
I love how they came out. They’re so cute and the perfect treats for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
All you need are two ingredients and a little bit of patience.
These aren’t the only St. Patrick’s Day treats on Drugstore Divas. For more ideas, check out all of our St. Patrick’s Day Crafts And Snack Ideas.
Shamrock Pretzels Recipe
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Shamrock Pretzels Ingredients:
How To Make Shamrock Pretzels:
Break some of the pretzels into pieces so you can use them as stems. Set them aside.
Melt the candy melts according to the package.
The easiest way to do this is to pour the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for one minute. Then, take them out and stir them.
Put them back in for another 30 seconds and stir. Continue this at 30-second intervals until the candy melts are completely melted.
If you’ve never used candy melts before, check out our Tips For Using Candy Melts first.
Dip a whole pretzel twist into the melted candy melts.
Flip the pretzel over so both sides are coated.
Pick the pretzel up with a fork and allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
This is the part where patience comes in. The more that drips off, the cuter they will be and the easier the clean up will be. If you try to move them too soon, you’ll end up with a trail of green candy coating from your bowl to your cookie sheet. And that’s a pain to clean up.
Set the pretzel on a cookie sheet topped with a silicone baking mat.
Do this with another pretzel and set it to the left of the first pretzel, just barely touching.
Do this with a third pretzel and set it across from the second pretzel, forming the shape of a shamrock.
Dip one of the pretzel pieces into the green candy melts. Set it between the three full pretzels to act as a stem.
Some of the candy melt may splatter or bleed when you put the pretzels down. That’s okay. Don’t worry about it now.
Continue with the remaining pretzels.
Let the shamrock pretzels harden completely.
You can either let them cool on the counter at room temperature or in the fridge. Either way is fine.
When the melted candy coating has hardened completely, use an icing knife (because it’s flexible) to cut any excess candy melt away from the pretzels. This will define the shamrock shape better.
Store the Shamrock Pretzels in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve them.
Shamrock Pretzels: Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a huge fan of our silicone baking mat. I use it all the time for everything. I use it for everything from chocolate-covered treats, like our chocolate-covered Oreo cookies, to French fries. It just makes clean up so easy.
The candy melts don’t get stuck to the silicone baking mat when they cool, so you can easily pop these St. Patrick’s Day pretzels off with ease.
If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, you should buy one.
But, if you don’t have one right now but you want to make these pretzels for St. Patrick’s Day, you can use wax paper or parchment paper to line your cookie sheet instead. The candy melts won’t get stuck to the parchment paper.
The biggest reason for a baking mat instead of parchment is that a baking mat is reusable. So it’s more eco-friendly, but it’s also more frugal. And we’re all about saving that dollar.
Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. If you need them to last longer, you can put them in the fridge. Since the entire pretzel is covered in candy melts, they’ll last a while and won’t get soggy too quickly.
You can sure try. Personally, I couldn’t really maneuver the pretzel twists to fit in a way that looked like a four leaf clover.
If you’ve been around here a while, you know I usually use almond bark in my chocolate-covered recipes because I like the taste of it better than candy melts. But, almond bark won’t easily work in this recipe.
For starters, almond bark only comes in two colors: white (vanilla) or brown (chocolate). There’s no such thing as green almond bark. In order to make it green, you’d have to add a gel-based food coloring. Traditional food coloring will cause the almond bark to cease and almost immediately harden. So that won’t work in this recipe.
Purchase St. Patrick’s Day Pretzels Online:
If you like this sweet treat, you’ll have to make it. I can’t find anything like these pretzel shamrocks for sale online. But, I found some other St. Patrick’s Day-themed pretzels that you can purchase below.
- St Patrick‘s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels Rods (pictured above)
- Bag of 12 St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pretzels
- St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Caramel Pretzels
- Gourmet Lime Green White Chocolate Covered Pretzels Rods
More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas:
If you’re looking for a few other ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, we have a few more posts for you.
For some easy St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas, try our Pot Of Gold Treat Bucket and our DIY “Lucky In Love” Shamrock Shiplap Sign.
For some great recipes, check out our Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day post.
Shamrock Pretzels are a great, festive St. Patrick's Day treat. And they're only 2 Ingredients: pretzels and candy melts.
- Mini pretzels twists
- 8 oz. green candy melts
- Break some of the pretzels into pieces so you can use them as stems. Set them aside.
- Melt the candy melts according to the package.
- Dip a whole pretzel into the melted candy melt. Flip it over so both sides are coated.
- Pick it up with a fork and allow the excess candy melt to drip back into the bowl.
- Set the pretzel on a cookie sheet topped with a silicone baking mat.
- Continue this with two more pretzels to form a shamrock.
- Dip one of the pretzel pieces into the green candy melt. Set it between the three full pretzels to act as a stem.
- Let the shamrock pretzels dry completely.
- When the candy melt is dry, use an icing knife (because it’s flexible) to cut any excess candy melt away from the pretzels to create more of a shamrock shape.
Amount Per Serving Calories 33Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 15mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 0g
Have you tried this Shamrock Pretzels recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments.
Richella J. Parham
Thursday 2nd of March 2023
Fun and simple! I like this idea--a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers
Wednesday 1st of March 2023
What a fun treat for St. Patrick's Day!
Monday 27th of February 2023
LOVE that these are a no-bake treat!
Thursday 10th of March 2022
What perfect snacks for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks so much for sharing!
Richella J. Parham
Thursday 10th of March 2022
These are so cute! What a good idea for a special but simple St. Patrick's Day treat. I've pinned this to my St. Patrick's Day board!