Make 4-Ingredient Easy Pretzel Shamrocks for a St. Patrick’s Day Treat
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Munching on these pretzel shamrocks is like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! Try these shamrock pretzels for the lucky day.
Sham-rock and roll with these St Patrick’s Day snacks! ☘️
Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day snacks? It’s a fun reminder that we’re inching ever forward into Spring, and we’re sharing these cute shamrock pretzels that take just four ingredients and a few minutes to make!
This idea utilizes two different shapes of pretzels and some candy to create a festive shamrock shape. The result is a salty-sweet treat that’s also fun to create with the kids and tastes yummy, too! I also like that since there are no nuts so it’s a fairly allergy-friendly kids snack too.
Shamrock Pretzel Treats
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 2 MINUTES
total time: 12 MINUTES
Make these salty chocolate treats, perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Place three mini pretzels and one pretzel stick in a shamrock shape on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Place a Rolo candy in the middle of the pretzels. Repeat with as many treats as you'd like to make.
Bake for 2 minutes at 250 degrees in the oven until the chocolate is just starting to melt, but not all the way melted.
Gently press a green M&M in the middle of Rolo so that the chocolate connects all four pretzels.
Freeze until the chocolate is set, then enjoy! Yup, that's it!
To store leftovers, just keep them in a covered container for up to a few days.
Tips for making these cute St. Patrick’s Day treats:
- Eat gluten-free? Check out gluten-free pretzels from brands like Glutino or Snyder’s. Look for their rods and their twists for a wheat-free take on the original recipe.
- I used a bag of dark chocolate mint M&M’s, but you can purchase a bag of milk chocolate M&M’s and pick out the green ones as another idea!
- Make sure to use parchment paper to prevent the treats from sticking to the sheet pan as the melted Rolo cools.
- Here’s a fun and frugal kids’ activity to consider with this snack – use this appealing treat to lure in sneaky leprechauns on St.Patrick’s day and trap them! 😉 Turns out designing fun leprechaun traps has become a popular tradition and Oprah.com has some fun DIY leprechaun trap ideas!
I love that these festive shamrock pretzels are easy enough for kids to help make!
You can make just a few or create a bunch of these St. Patrick’s Day snacks for a larger crowd. This is a fun idea to consider taking to school parties, to give to neighbors, or just to enjoy at home. I know we love how simple they are to make.
Super cute! My birthday is on St Patrick’s day and my kids are on Spring Break! Good cooking project to do for the day! Thanks!!
Oh fun…and Happy Birthday! ☘
Aww my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day too! Happy Birthday fellow leprechaun 🍀 🤗
Thx. ,just showed my two boys,we cant wait to make these after school tomorrow .they are so xcited…u have the best ideas .!!! Keep up the good work.!!!.
Awesome! Thanks for the sweet comment!
Lina, you always have the best ideas! Thanks!!!!!!
Thanks Deb for the nice comment!
Another great idea by Lina! I can’t wait to do these with my kids!
I made them and the chocolate afterwards went kinda white and didn”t shine. I had the oven at 250, any ideas why the chocolate didn’t stay shiny thanks
My kiddos will love this!! So cute:)
Oh good – thanks Stephanie 👍
Love this! My kids will be excited to have another baking project to compliment their school work. We baked a PI pizza today to go along with their math and we can end the week by making shamrocks to go with their St. Patty’s Day study. What a fun week!
Would that work with kisses chocolate?
Yes I believe so. Great idea!
It definitely works with kisses. I make something called belly button kisses with a waffle pretzel, Hershey kiss and the M & M.
I use the Hershey Hugs (white and chocolate striped kisses). They seem to melt better than the regular kisses for some reason, imo. (And I think they taste better)
I make these for all holidays by just placing the chocolate in the middle of the pretzel with an M&M. BUT I’ve found that the regular Hershey kisses don’t melt very well. The Hershey HUGS absolutely work perfectly though!
I just finished making a bunch of these for my sons’ class parties tomorrow. Easy and adorable!! I’m certain they will be a hit! Thanks!! 😃☘️
That’s so nice! Thanks for sharing Danielle 😀
Yay! These were so easy! Thank you Lina for making me Mom of the year (even after having a lunch date and beers with my husband) home with only 20 min until school bus! Woo hoo! 🍀🍀
You’re so welcome! Hooray for a nice lunch date! I’m jealous – cheers!!!
Cute! I’m going to have these supplies ready for when my parents visit this weekend. This will be a fun snack project for my kids to do with Grandma & Grandpop.
Oh how fun!
These look so easy to make! Can’t wait to get to the store to buy the ingredients and get started! Thank you!
Clovers? We call them shamrocks. ☘️☘️☘️
So Cute! Does the chocolate keep the pretzels together? Thanks so much!
Yep! It melts a little and then sets up to dry 👍
I made these last year and they were a bit hit!
Oh thanks for sharing!
Cute! Is there any reason using a WIlton Candy melt disk instead of the rolo wouldn’t work? Thanks!
No, I think that’s a fun idea too! Thanks for sharing!
Love these! Also, thanks so much to those that added tips. So helpful!
Oh good! Thanks Josie!
Oh, almost forgot! I had my kids make a little house for a leprechaun to visit. We just used a medium sized box. They decorated it and even made furniture for it. They painted it and made it adorable. At night they put it out and each night wrote to the leprechaun. I replied to their letters each evening, so that when they awoke they’d receive an answer. Sometimes the leprechaun left little treats. Every night I had fun writing to them and watching them read those letters. They were completely engaged in something other than t.v. or the internet, and it was more than great for them to use their own imaginations.
Oh that is so cute and creative!! Thanks for sharing 😍
What fun. I used to have a fairy play ground in a shoe box top. Used sawdust from daddy’s work shop as a sand for them to play and wrote to them each nite. Of course mother would write me answers on tiny colored paper. She got to get me to do lots of things that way. “So proud you cleaned your room” and etc. Was so happy seeing your post. 😀🍀
Any suggestions for buying M&Ms that are all green? Are those available online? Hmm, or maybe they’re not hard to find in the store this time of year…
I bought some Dark chocolate mint M&Ms that were all shades of green. Found them at the grocery store.
Oh fun – thanks for sharing!
I couldn’t find any of the green mint M&Ms at the grocery store, but did find them at Walgreens! Can’t wait to make them. I sure hope I can pack them well enough that they don’t melt on their way by air to my grandsons in Alaska and NY!
Cannot wait to make these for the office! If you are making these the day before do you need to put them in the freezer? If you must do you refrigerate them after? Thanks!
I think they would be fine in the fridge or covered on the counter if the room isn’t super hot. Great question!
I want I want to serve these as dessert for St Patrick’s Day party and I’m wondering how far in advance I can make these pretzel shamrock. if anyone knows I sure would appreciate a text back
I think up to a couple days should be fine! Maybe store in a covered container in the fridge so they don’t melt.
I found it a little easier to cut the rolos in half. Great idea! Using them for a friends st. st. Patty’s day party.
Oh thanks for the tip Jess!
Love a great craft idea!! Food or otherwise! Thanks so much for sharing!! Susan 🌸
Aw thanks Susan!!
I don’t care for caramel, would these work with mini Reese’s cups?
You can try, I’m afraid that would melt too much.
I am wondering I can you chocolate covered pretzels?
Hmm. If you are asking to use chocolate-covered pretzels, no because those would likely melt in the oven. You could always make these and then dip them in chocolate or green candy melts.
Oooh yum 😋. Our anniversary is St pats day. These would be cool 😎. 47 wonderful years years. 🥰🥳
Oh neat! Congrats Maggie! ❤️
Cute, will have to make these with my kiddos.
Yes! So fun!!
My grandbaby is in a “nut free class” what chocolate can I use?
So cute. Very ingenious idea. Might make them for church meeting.
I’m making these for my grandsons kindergarten class.
Oh how sweet! That’s fun Sherry 🥰
The rolos melt fast. I couldn’t get my M&M’s to stay on. The cookie tray wouldn’t fit in my freezer because my freezer is too small and I couldn’t get them to lay flat in my deep freezer in the basement so I put them in fridge.
Best idea! So creative!
We made these after you posted them last year. My five year old loved it and they turned out just like the photo!
SUPER CUTE AND EASY!! Thank you for the great tutorial with awesome pictures!!
Sure! Thanks for the nice feedback 💕🙌