Shamrock Pretzels are a great, festive St. Patrick’s Day treat. And they’re only 2 Ingredients: pretzels and candy melts.
For more St. Patrick’s Day ideas, check out our How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Home post.
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 perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
All you need are two ingredients and a little bit of patience.
Okay, potentially a lot of patience.
See, you dip the pretzels in candy melts and need the excess to drip off. 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 mess from your bowl to your cookie sheet. And that’s a pain to clean up.
So trust me when I say patience, and letting the excess candy melt drip off, is key.
Another quick note: You can dress these up with sprinkles if you want, and I almost did that, but I loved how they looked as they were that I didn’t want to take away from the design by adding anything else.
Same with a white chocolate drizzle. You could do that, but it might distract from the shamrock shape.
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 melt the candy melts for one minute in the microwave. Then, take them out and stir them.
Put them back in for another 30 seconds and stir. Continue this 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 candy melt to drip back into the bowl.
This is the part where patience comes in.
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 a shamrock shape.
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 until you’re out of pretzels or you’ve made enough.
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 candy melts has hardened, 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 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.
Purchase St. Patrick’s Day Pretzels Online:
If you like these pretzels, you’ll have to make them. I can’t find anything like them online. But, I found some other St. Patrick’s Day-themed pretzels that you can purchase below.
- St Patrick’s pretzel rods (pictured above)
- St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Twists
- Bag of 12 St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pretzels
- St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Jumbo Pretzels with Green & White Sprinkles
- 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 recipe and craft posts that might interest you. Check them out below:
- DIY “Lucky In Love” Shamrock Shiplap Sign
- Tasty Irish & Green Food For St. Patrick’s Day
- St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Ideas
- 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
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