Make these pretzel shamrocks for a super fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day treat! Simply dip pretzels into green candy melts and arrange them into a shamrock shape. Then add a lollipop stick to create an adorable snack that’s sure to bring the luck of the Irish with it.
These shamrock pretzels come together so quickly, and are easy enough for kids to make. Best of all, they have a delicious salty sweet taste and are super fun to eat! Share them at school or at a party, or wrap them in a cellophane bag to gift them to friends.
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How to Make Pretzel Shamrocks
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange three pretzels into a shamrock shape on the tray.To do this, place the first pretzel right side up, and set the other two sideways with the bottoms touching.
- Repeat until you have 6 shamrock pretzel shapes on your baking sheet.
- Next slide a lollipop stick between the bottom two pretzels on each shamrock. Adjust the shamrocks on the baking tray so they're evenly spaced.
- Melt the candy melts according to package directions.We microwaved the wafers on medium power for 45 seconds, stirred them, and returned them to the microwave for another 45 seconds on medium power.
- Dip one pretzel at a time into the melts.
- Use a fork to flip the pretzel several times so that it's well coated.Remove the pretzel from the melts and shake the fork back and forth to remove the excess coating.
- Once the pretzel isn't dripping anymore, return it to the tray.
- Repeat with the next two pretzels that make up the shamrock.
- Drizzle some of the candy melt coating onto the space between the 3 pretzels so it connects the lollipop stick and the pretzels.
- Add some sprinkles on top of the pretzels right away, before the candy coating hardens.
- Repeat for the next five pretzel pops.Allow the pretzel shamrocks to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes, or at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Your pretzel shamrocks are complete!
- If you don’t have lollipop sticks, use a straight pretzel stick as the shamrock stem!
- Chilling the pretzel shamrocks in the fridge is preferred. The coating doesn’t get as glossy if you leave them to harden at room temperature.
- Leave the shamrocks as is, or use a paring knife to trim any excess coating from the outside of the pretzels.
Do the pretzel shamrocks need to be refrigerated?
No, the shamrock pretzel pops can be kept at room temperature, so long as they’re out of direct sunlight and away from high temperatures. If you’d like to refrigerate them, however, you can – I actually think they taste better that way!
How long will the pretzel shamrocks last?
These coated pretzels should last 1 – 2 weeks if stored at room temperature in an airtight container. They will last 2 – 3 weeks in the fridge.
We just ate some that had been in the fridge for over a week and they tasted just as good as on the first day!
How else can I decorate my shamrock pretzels?
These fun St. Patrick’s Day treats can be decorated in a number of ways. You can use different types of sprinkles, like green sanding sugar or green and white nonpareils. You can even buy St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles with little shamrock shapes in them!
Plus you could add a chocolate to the center of each shamrock for a tasty and decorative touch. Try a green M&M, or even a yellow M&M to represent a gold coin! (Leprechauns love those.)
We love how fast these pretzel shamrocks come together and how cute and festive they are. Wouldn’t they also look great added to the top of a St. Patrick’s Day cupcake or dessert?! So fun!
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