Chocolate Covered Pretzel Shamrocks
New twist on a classic! Chocolate covered pretzels are always a hit at my house… and I imagine they are at your house too. It’s sweet, it’s salty, chocolate is involved… you really can’t go wrong with that kind of dessert.
So the only thing left to do is figure out fun ways to make chocolate covered pretzels festive for whatever holiday or season you want to celebrate. And we’ve done just that for St. Patrick’s Day! Here you have it, chocolate covered pretzel shamrocks!
These chocolate covered pretzel shamrocks are so easy to make! You really only need 5 things to get started:
- green colored chocolate melting wafers
- pretzel twists
- pretzels sticks
- wax paper
- sprinkles *optional*
You just get a bag of green chocolate melting wafers and melt according to the instructions. Then add a little bit of shortening to the melted chocolate. That will help to thin it out a bit and give it a nice gloss.
**Tip: A good rule of thumb for melting chocolate is to do so in 30 second increments at 50% power until melted— that way you avoid burning it**
Cover table or counter with wax paper. This works great because the pretzels can lay on the wax paper to dry and then they will easily peel off when the chocolate has completely set.
To make each shamrock, you will need 3 pretzel twists and 1 pretzel stick. Dip them in the green melted chocolate to even coat and as you lay them on the wax paper, start forming your shamrock! Make sure sides are touching so that the chocolate dries and holds the shape intact.
This was even a fun little project that my kids helped with! So have fun and make some memories with your kids in the kitchen!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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