Easy Shamrock Pretzels

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5 from 14 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes

Looking for easy St Patricks Day Snacks? Try these adorable Shamrock Pretzels are a fun, delicious and special treat for a St. Patrick’s Day Party or a great project to make with your family.

Easy Shamrock Pretzels

These super cute St Patricks day snacks have that great salty-sweet flavor and are super easy to make. Great for kids and adults alike. Why are Shamrocks associated with St. Patrick’s Day? Find out here.

Want more St Patrick’s Day snacks, find more ideas.


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What We Love About This St Patrick’s Day Snacks Recipe

Delicious Shamrock Pretzels are a inventive way to get children involved in the kitchen, it is quick easy and also great to eat. Additionally, it takes literally no time to create and it is indeed cute enough to serve at your St. Patrick’s day bash.

  • Less than 10 Minutes: A quick treat to make and enjoy.
  • Easy Ingredients: Just a few simple ingredients, pretzels, M&M’s and Rolos.
  • Family Friendly: They make the day just a little more special.
Closeup on the Easy Shamrock Pretzels.

Ingredient Notes

  • Mini Pretzels: Any variety will work.
  • Green M&M candies: Adds the fun St. Patrick’s day color.
  • Rolo candies: The perfect caramel and chocolate flavor for this treat.
Pretzels, rolo candy and m&Ms

Equipment Needed

How to Make this St Pattys Day Desserts

These are the basic steps for making st pattys day desserts. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Arranging the pretzels on the parchment lined baking sheet.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 250 degrees and then place three pretzels in a shamrock shape on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Placing the rolos on the pretzels.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLE

Next, place a Rolo on in the center.Then repeat with remaining pretzels.

STEP 3: BAKE

And then bake the pretzels for 2 minutes, or until the Rolo is soft, but not completely melted.Finally, remove pretzels from the oven and immediately press three M&Ms into each Rolo.

Finally placing the m&m's on the Easy Shamrock Pretzels.rolos to create the

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

If the pretzels are stored in an airtight container, they will stay fresh and crunchy for up to two weeks, making them perfect make ahead st pattys day dessert.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These st patricks day snacks can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Truly, they last two week, therefore there is no need to freeze. However, they can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE?

These treats can be made with gluten free pretzels.

WHAT CAN THE KIDS DO TO HELP?

Have the kids help in several ways, for example, count out the pretzels, unwrap the candies and have them seperate the green M&M’s.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe for the amount of St. patrick’s day snacks you need.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE CHOCOLATE DIPPED PRETZELS TO DRY?

After you have placed the M&Ms on you can place in the refrigerator to harden for about 10 minutes.

Easy Shamrock Pretzels with two different colored green M&Ms on them.

Expert Tips for Making Easy Shamrock Pretzels

  • Add Sprinkles: Fun sprinkles will make these st patrick’s day snacks pop, simply add after the M&Ms before the chocolate hardens.
  • Green Melting Chocolate: Truly a fun twist, dip the pretzels in green melting chocolate and allow to harden before making the shamrocks.
  • Variation tip: A popsicle stick can be used in place of a pretzel stick.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle with crushed nuts for a crunch.

What to Serve with St Patricks Day Snacks

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Easy Shamrock Pretzels
5 from 14 votes

Easy Shamrock Pretzels

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Want an easy St. Patricks Day Snack? Try these Easy Shamrock Pretzels are a fun, delicious and special treat for a St. Patrick's Day Party or a great project to make with your family.
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Ingredients

  • 36 mini pretzel twists
  • 12 Rolo candies
  • 36 Green M&M Candies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Place three pretzels in a shamrock shape on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place a Rolo on in the center.
  • Repeat with remaining pretzels.
  • Bake pretzels for 2 minutes, or until the Rolo is soft, but not completely melted.
  • Remove pretzels from oven and immediate press three M&Ms into each Rolo.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Add Sprinkles: Fun sprinkles will make these st patrick’s day snacks pop, simply add after the M&Ms before the chocolate hardens.
  • Green Melting Chocolate: Truly a fun twist, dip the pretzels in green melting chocolate and allow to harden before making the shamrocks.
  • Variation tip: A popsicle stick can be used in place of a pretzel stick.
  • Nuts: Sprinkle with crushed nuts for a crunch.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pretzels, snack, St. Patrick’s Day

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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