Easy Shamrock Pretzels

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5 from 7 votes
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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Shamrock pretzel closeup with several in the background

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. Just a few simple ingredients, pretzels, M&M’s and Rolos and you have a super cute snack.

Shamrock pretzel closeup with several in the background

These super cute Shamrock Pretzels have that great salty-sweet flavor and are super easy to make. Great for kids and adults a like.

While are Shamrocks associated with St. Patrick’s Day? Find out here.

Why Shamrock Pretzel Recipe Works

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.

How to Make this Pretzel Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Prepare Oven: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Arrange Pretzels: Second, place three pretzels in a shamrock shape on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Align Candy: Third, place a Rolo on in the center and then repeat with remaining pretzels.
  • Bake: Next, bake pretzels for 10 minutes, or until the Rolo is soft, but not completely melted. 
Ingredients necessary for shamrock pretzels
  • Place M& M’s: Remove pretzels from oven and immediate press three M&Ms into each Rolo.
  • Cool: Finally, allow to cool completely before serving. 
Shamrock pretzel layout for pretzels

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Recommendations for Making Shamrocks

Since kids love to help in the kitchen, give them tasks so that they feel like they created this special treat. For Example:

  • Before making have them count out the pretzels
  • Let them arrange the pretzels into shamrocks
  • Even have your children separate out the green M&M’s from the bag

Again, it is so much fun for them to participate.

Close up on shamrock pretzels

Some More Fun Ideas

You can get really creative if you like with these treats. For Instance.

  • How About using Chocolate Covered Pretzels and make Shamrocks by using green melting wafers as glue. Simply melt the wafers in the microwave. You can decorate by piping the green chocolate on top too.
  • Add Some Fun St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles.
  • Make A Pretzel Bark and break it up into pieces for a fun twist, you can even use mint extract in the chocolate and Mint M&M Candies.
  • Even Gluten free pretzels can be used if some one is gluten intolerant.

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Pretzels on parchment for shamrock pretzels

Expert Tips for Making the Best Shamrock Treats

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Candy Melts: Fun twist would be to use green candy melts.
  • Kid’s Project: Would be a great kids project for school or scouts.

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Easy Shamrock Pretzels

5 from 7 votes
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.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

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

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Candy Melts: Fun twist would be to use green candy melts.
  • Kid’s Project: Would be a great kids project for school or scouts.
 

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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