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Close up of shamrock pretzels surrounded by fresh shamrocks or 3 leaf clovers.

Shamrock pretzels

Author: Sarah Brooks
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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Setting time 1 hr
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Irish
Servings 16 ish Shamrock pretzels
Calories 4 kcal


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


  • 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!


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.  


Calories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 0.2IUVitamin C: 0.004mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.003mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

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