These no-bake Shamrock Pretzels are a festive St. Patty's day snack for kids and adults to nibble on. This recipe covers pretzels in white chocolate, shapes them into a shamrock, and adds colorful green sprinkles on top.
Table of contents
- How to Make Shamrock Pretzels
- Tips and Tricks
- Shamrock Pretzels FAQs
A handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes, and you have a delicious sweet and salty snack. If you have kids, they might enjoy helping you put these shamrock pretzels together!
This Shamrock Pretzel Recipe Is...
- 3 Ingredients
- Quick to Make
- Can Be Made Gluten Free with Gluten-Free Pretzels
How to Make Shamrock Pretzels
- Start by melting your chocolate in the microwave for 30–45 seconds.
- Stir well and reheat until chips are fully melted.
- Carefully dip 3 pretzels in the white chocolate, and place them on wax paper in a shamrock shape.
- Add sprinkles and repeat!
Tips and Tricks
Melting Chocolate Or Almond Bark
Make sure when you go to melt your chocolate that you do short heat cycles. Otherwise, you can burn your chocolate in the microwave. Stir between each cycle of heating.
White Chocolate Chips
If you use white chocolate chips instead of classic almond bark, you need to either temper your chocolate or opt for a teaspoon of shortening mixed in. That way, you get the hardened chocolate coating you need for these dipped pretzels.
Plain chocolate chips will not harden up well if the chocolate hasn't been tempered. If you don't tempe your chocolate or add a bit of shortening, the chocolate will stay soft and won't stick together well.
Dipping Pretzels in Chocolate
There are special tools you can buy to help dip your pretzels into the chocolate. They are great for making cake pops, truffles, and even pretzels like this. If you don't have one of these tools, use a fork to dip the pretzels in the chocolate. Make sure to shake off the excess chocolate so it doesn't clump up on the parchment paper.
Change Chocolate Flavor
Chocolate almond bark and semi-sweet chocolate are both great options to replace the white chocolate. You can even use green-colored candy melts for dipping chocolate to make your pretzels more festive!
Center of Shamrock
I used an M&M for the center to hide the hole where the three pretzels join together. A dollop of green frosting would be a tasty addition. You could easily use a Skittle, a candy melt, or green frosting to place in the center of your shamrocks. Even adding a little extra chocolate could be fun with extra sprinkles over the center.
Add A Stem
Consider reaching for a small stick pretzel to stick in the center to make a stem for your shamrock. In this case, dip your stick first and then place each of the other pretzel leaves around it.
Shamrock Pretzels FAQs
How to store chocolate dipped pretzels?
You can store your dipped pretzels on the counter at room temperature in a proper container. These pretzels will store for 2–3 weeks just fine. After 3 weeks, they will become stale.
Can you freeze chocolate covered pretzels?
Go right ahead and freeze any pretzels you don't plan to eat right away. Make sure to freeze them in a single layer with wax paper in between each layer. Store for up to 4 months in the freezer. Thaw on the counter.
Why are chocolate covered pretzels so good?
There is something special about a chocolate covered pretzel that leaves you wanting one more. These pretzels are so simple to make, and the sweet and salty components will win over a crowd!
How do you cool chocolate covered pretzels?
If you are using candy melts or almond bark, the pretzels will harden within 3–5 minutes of being dipped and placed on wax paper. If you are using chocolate chips, you can speed up the process by sticking the dipped pretzels in the fridge for 20–30 minutes to let them set up fully.
- 3 oz White Chocolate or Vanilla Almond Bark
- 18 Mini Pretzel Twists
- Candy Sprinkles
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30–45 seconds.
- Dip 3 pretzels in the white chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined plate in a shamrock shape.
- Quickly place a green candy in the center and shake the sprinkles on.
- Place shamrocks in the freezer until white chocolate has set.