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Shamrock pretzels

These Shamrock pretzels are super cute and so easy to make with just three ingredients. The perfect shamrock candy to make with the kids for St Patrick's Day.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Setting time1 hr
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: shamrock pretzel pops, St Patrick's day pretzels, St Patrick's day pretzels pop, St Patricks day dessert, St Patricks day recipe
Servings: 16 ish Shamrock pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (7 oz/ 200 gms) small crunch pretzels
  • 10 oz packet (290 gms) white chocolate melts
  • Several drops oil based green food color

Instructions

  • Line a couple of baking trays with baking paper
  • Find the broken pretzels in the packet and break apart to form the stick pieces.
  • Melt the chocolate. Its easiest to do this in a microwave proof bowl in the microwave, for one minuet bursts, stirring as needed until the chocolate is melted. Alternatively you can use a double boiler but be careful not to get any water in the chocolate or it will seize.
  • Add several drops of green food color to the melted chocolate and mix until the desired darkness of green is reached.
  • Working quickly dip each pretzel into the chocolate. Remove and shake off the excess chocolate, placing three pretzels together to form a clover shape. Ensure the edges are touching well or they won't stick together.
  • It can help to use a skewer to move the pretzels around the chocolate to help coat them and fish them out of the chocolate.
  • Once you have the pretzel out of the chocolate I found its easiest to gently hold them on the side with your fingers. This helps with shaking off the excess chocolate and with placing them in the clover shape. You can use the skewer to blog on a little chocolate to cover the finger gap if you prefer.
  • Dip one of the stick pieces in the chocolate and add the stem to clover.
  • Repeat until you have formed all your clovers.
  • Allow to set on the bench or in the fridge for about an hour, or until chocolate is fully dry.
  • Carefully peel back the baking paper to remove and enjoy!

Notes

NB: Its important to use oil or gel based food coloring to color the chocolate.  Regular food color is water based and will likely make the chocolate seize.  You can get oil or gel based food color online and from specialty baking stores, and some supermarkets.