Shamrock Pretzels

March 4, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

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These Shamrock Pretzels are a pretty treat that’s easy to make too.  I took my two favorites, sweet and salty, and combined the two.  Kind of like me, but a little sweet and saucey, but I digress.
shamrock pretzels
I melted the chocolates in a microwave safe bowl and dipped the edges of the pretzels in them.  I then connected three of the pretzels to make a shamrock shape.  I added a stem from the broken pieces of pretzel.  I allowed the chocolate to cool on a cooling rack before moving them.
Next, I painted the chocolate onto the shamrock shape.  That’s right.  Painted.  I used a barbecue brush to paint the chocolate on.  I then allowed the chocolate to cool before attempting to move it.  I’ll be honest, I lost a couple of pieces because when I tried to pull them off of the cooling rack they broke apart.
The chocolates were enough for about twenty shamrocks and the plate of chocolate covered pretzels with rainbow sprinkles that you see in the picture.
Chocolate covered pretzels with rainbow sprinkled
These are super simple to make and so good.  Just ask my husband.  I think there’s only about half the plate left.
I packaged the pretzels in shamrock bags from Michaels to thank my mom who watches Riley three days a week and Ms. Marie who watches Riley the other two days.  The St. Patty’s Day Mugs are also part of their gifts.  The Irish Blessing Plate just made a great background.  Sorry mom that’s all mine!



  • Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista

    Brilliant I tell you! My kids would love this.

  • Messy Roost

    These are so cute. I am going to make them for my daycare kiddos. Rhonda

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters

    Really cute idea and I love that you thought of your mom too:) My mother in law, mom and sister all help out with my daughter…I love giving them little things throughout the year…:)

  • Laurie @

    Hey Jenny! This is SO fun. I'm such a sucker for themed foods! I didn't even think to use pretzels to shape up shamrocks.. so fun. Thanks for posting! Hope you and the family had a great weekend 🙂

  • Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings

    I love this idea!!! I'm going to have to do this for my daughter, she would love it 🙂

  • Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

    so cute, I would try doing them on wax paper or parchment and they won't stick. I wish I had more time to try these, because I think this is so cute!

  • Tabby

    SO clever! I can't WAIT to try this with Munch!

  • Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade

    What a great idea! My partner in crime would love these. She loves dipping pretzels in chocolate! This idea would be perfect for her. Now following!

  • Jenna@The Life of the Wife

    My hubby would love these!! Thanks for the idea!! 🙂

  • Tori

    featuring this on my blog:)

  • Brandi

    Such a neat idea. I love the sweet and salty combination.

  • Elsa

    Very cute! I love chocolate covered pretzels. Stopping by from Handmade Tuesdays. Also your newest follower. 🙂

  • Crystal

    Cute idea! I am now a follower!

  • Serendipity and Spice

    YUM! Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite!

  • Randee Hallmark

    Pure GENIUS!!! 😉

  • Our Pinteresting Family

    What a fantastic idea! 🙂 Megan

  • Alison @ Oopsey Daisy

    I never would have thought to use pretzels!! These are so cute. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  • Christine

    Yummy!!!! Pretzels + Chocolate = TO DIE FOR!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer ~ From Dream To Reality!!!
    Christine xoxo

  • I am LOVD

    Cute idea, and I love the salty/sweet combo!

  • Kristin

    I love chocolate covered pretzels and this is a cute twist for St Patty's Day!!


    These are so cute for St. Patrick's Day! I just became a follower and would love for you to stop by my brand new blog and follow, too! Thanks:)

  • Rachel

    So fun and festive!! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  • Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

    Very clever!! These turned out soo cute! thank you for linking up with us! Bonnie 😉

  • Katie Goldsworthy

    So clever! What a great St. Patty's day idea!

    @ Creatively Living

  • ms.composure

    stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!!def a gr8 idea!

  • Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law

    So cute! Going to have to make some with our gluten free glutino pretzels!

  • Deana

    Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful weekend:)

  • The Tablescaper

    Cute, easy, and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  • Serendipity and Spice

    You rock! I've featured you again. 🙂

  • Danielle

    I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop and grab a button:>

  • Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings

    Congrats in the feature!! I saw it on serendipity and spice 🙂

  • AmieAnn

    These are sooo adorable and what a great treat for ST Patty's Day! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  • MiaB

    Lovely!!! These look so great and I love that it's simple 🙂 I feel like I can totally do this!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. hope to see you again next week.


  • Anu@My Dream Canvas

    What a great idea 🙂 I would like to invite you to enter my Giveaway. I am celebrating my blog's third birthday. See you there 🙂

  • Natasha Mairs

    how cute!!

    thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

  • Diana Rambles


  • Randi - Dukes and Duchesses

    Those are so cute, Jenny! I have to make those for my kids.

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Randi! You can’t beat the combination of salty and sweet.

  • Jenn

    Very cute! My kids love pretzels so this would be a great treat for them!

  • lisa

    How adorable! We are very into St. Pat’s day at my house, and I will be making these with my daughter! Thank you and I hope you can stop by my enchanted oven to say hi!

    • Jenny Melrose

      I’m so glad you liked them Lisa. We always go over board for St. Patty’s here. So you’ll be sure to find tons of posts from last year and coming up soon for the big day.

  • Melissa

    Cute! Can’t go wrong with pretzels and chocolate- or candy!


  • Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

    These would be perfect for a school party :o) LOVE!!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Meredith. I hope you’re feeling well.

  • Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

    Thank you so much for sharing these cute little Shamrock Pretzels at last weekends link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you link up again this week!

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