Shamrock Pretzels are super easy and an adorable treat for St. Patrick’s Day. It is a fun no bake dessert recipe that is salty and sweet.

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I love surprising the kids with festive little treats during the year. This recipe for Shamrock Pretzel Treats is so cute but very simple to do. I know it looks fancy but it is quick enough for busy moms. It’s so easy that you will also have time to make St Patrick’s Day Cake Mix Cookies and St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait.

Why this recipe works

With only 5 ingredients, it is very easy to make. You don’t have to heat up the oven and the kids can help. Not only does it taste yummy but it’s a super fun family activity.

If you need an easy but festive dessert for parties, this is a great one to try. It’s easy enough to make to enjoy after school. You can make these in less than 15 minutes for a great St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - pretzels, candy melts and M&Ms.
  • Stick Pretzels 
  • Mini Pretzels 
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Green M&Ms 
  • Green & White Sprinkles 

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom in the recipe card.

Step by step instructions

  • Step 1. Prepare the baking sheets by lining them with waxed paper. Then set aside for later.
Candy melts in a bowl.

Step 2. Use a microwave-safe bowl and pour the green candy melts in it. Heat in 20 second intervals. Make sure to stir after each one until completely melted. 

Pretzel dipped in candy coating.

Step 3. Next, dip each of the pretzels in the melted candy melts.

Pretzels on baking sheet.

Step 4. Once coated, place the pretzels on the prepared cookie sheet in shamrock shapes.  Coat 3 of the mini pretzels and place them in the sheet touching. 

Pretzel sticks in candy coating.

Step 5. Then coat a pretzel stick in green candy coating. Place the stick in between the 3 mini pretzels to form a shamrock. Make sure to remove any excess chocolate with a fork before placing on the sheet pan.

Pretzel treats on baking sheet topped with sprinkles and candy.

Step 6. Decorate the shamrocks immediately with the green m&m and sprinkles before the candy sets.  

Pretzel treats on platter ready to serve.

Step 7. Continue this process until all the shamrocks are formed. Then allow the pretzels to sit at room temperature until the candy has completely set. Serve and enjoy.

Storage 

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If your house is warm, you may want to store them in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Edible Cupcake Toppers. Try using these fun treats at cupcake toppers. They would be so cute in Green Velvet Cupcakes.
  • Coating. If you cannot find green candy melts, you can use melted almond bark or white chocolate chips and dye it green with green food coloring.  
  • Allow excess chocolate to drip off. This will make each shape look even cuter once set. Once dry, you can use a knife to carefully remove any from the pretzels.

FAQs

Do you have to line the cookie sheet?

Yes, it makes it easier to remove the pretzel shamrocks once dry. I recommend using a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. It also helps with clean up.

Can you use other sprinkles?

Yes, feel free to use what you have on hand or prefer. You can use other types of candy as well. I just like to keep with the green theme for St. Patrick’s Day.

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More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Try these Shamrock Pretzel Pops today for a festive snack. Then please leave a comment. I love to hear from you.

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Shamrock Pretzels

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 62

Ingredients

  • 24 Stick Pretzels
  • 72 Mini Pretzels
  • 12 ounces Green Candy Melts
  • 72 Green M&Ms
  • 3 Tablespoons Green & White Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the candy melts are completely melted.
  • Dip each of the pretzels in the melted candy melts and place them on the prepared baking sheets in the shape of a shamrock.  Coat 3 of the mini pretzels and place them in the sheet touching.  Then coat a pretzel stick and place it in between the 3 mini pretzels to form a shamrock.
  • Decorate the shamrocks immediately with the m&ms and sprinkles for the candy sets.
  • Continue this process until all the shamrocks are formed.
  • Let them sit at room temperature until the candy has completely set and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 
If you cannot find green candy melts, you can use melted almond bark or white chocolate chips and dye it green with green food coloring.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 62kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 0.5mg, Sodium 58mg, Potassium 9mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 7IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 5mg, Iron 0.2mg

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