These fun St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Shamrocks are a fun treat for kids and grownups alike!
Pretzel Shamrocks– That Rock!
Pretzel Shamrocks are SO fun for parties and class treats. I think they are a little more festive than simple green and white treats since they are each 3 pretzels put together. Each treat is the size of a cookie, so these Pretzel Shamrocks would be perfect to wrap in individual cookie bags and hand out for St. Patrick’s Day.
I also think these work well if you’re wanting something special to make for the family this St. Patrick’s Day but don’t want to try and make an over-the-top dessert.
The steps are so simple! First, melt about half a package of almond bark. Alternately- you can use pre-coated Vanilla Pretzels and it will take even less of the almond bark.
You can use which ever you have on hand. We almost always have a bag of pretzels in the pantry since we like to eat them with hummus for snacks. Our friend Lacy (who made these originally) preferred to use Flipz Pretzels and just a very small amount of almond bark to hold them together. You do what you prefer! They will taste about the same either way.
I do recommend if you’re making a large amount of these, to go with the bag of regular mini pretzels and then coat them all with almond bark. It will make a lot more of them for the price you spend on ingredients (a frugal hack)!
Putting Together Your Pretzels:
After you have your almond bark melted, stick three pretzels together on a nonstick silicone lined cookie tray. The almond bark will be the “glue” to hold your pretzel shamrocks together.
Break off a small portion of a pretzel to make the shamrock’s leaf at the bottom of each three-leaf shamrock.
Let dry and pipe green frosting across the top to finish them up! All done! Be sure to use plenty of almond bark to stick the pretzels together so they don’t fall apart too easily (especially if kids are enjoying these).
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- 1 Bag yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels
- 1 Cube white Almond Bark
- colored sugar, icing, sprinkles for decoration (optional)
- First you need you melt the white chocolate. This is going to be like the glue that holds it together. I used almond bark. I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring and checking each time. It should take about 60 seconds.
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Each shamrock will need 3 whole pretzels and a piece for the stem.
- You can either dip the pretzel or use something to dab with chocolate on. First take the bottom part of 2 pretzels and dip them chocolate. Lay them on the wax paper with the bottoms touching each other, so it looks like a butterfly. Then take another pretzel and dip the bottom of it in chocolate. Place it on top of the other two, so that all the bottoms are in the center and the looped part of the pretzels are facing out. Now it should look like a shamrock. If you want to add a stem just take a broken piece of pretzel and dip on end in chocolate and attached it.
- Let cool.
- You can leave them this way or you can keep decorating! Get creative! If it was up to my kids they would be covered in sprinkles! I took some icing that I dyed green, put it in a sandwich bag with one of the corners snipped off and iced around the outline of the shamrock. I think that it helped it stand out a little.
- Now all that’s left is to enjoy!
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