Chocolate-covered pretzels are a favorite snack of mine. I love the yummy flavor created when you blend sweet and salty foods. And after I experimented a bit at Christmas with my present pretzels, I knew I had to try something even yummier for St. Patrick’s Day, with Shamrock Pretzel Pops.
How to make chocolate-covered shamrock pretzels:
After you gather all the ingredients, take the candy melts and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Melt according to package guidelines. I added about 1/4 a teaspoon of shortening (just a tad!) to help the candy soften. A tiny bit of butter works well too. I melted about half the bag for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, checking on it every 30 seconds to mix.
Dip each pretzel into the green chocolate with small tongs or fork. You can cover the pretzels completely or let the access chocolate drip off. My pretzels were getting a bit drenched, but they made for even tastier treats!
Arrange the pretzels into the shape of a shamrock on wax paper. You’ll need three pretzels for each shamrock, making sure all the pretzels touch — this will help them adhere as the chocolate dries. Place your stick on top of the pretzels and drizzle with more chocolate to seal. The more the better! Let set for several minutes and decorate with colorful sprinkles.
These shamrock pretzels were AMAZING!! They make a fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day treat for the kids or anyone else in the family. They even make cute little gift ideas if you wrap them in clear bags and attach these St. Patrick Gift tags to them