Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Shamrock Pretzel Treats

We have made many various combinations of Pretzels + Hershey Kisses or Rolos + M&M's or Pecans, but I just love the cute variation I recently ran across at Once Upon a Dream for "clover treasts."  I made a couple slight modifications, making ours with some Irish Creme and Creme de Menthe Hershey Kisses (Yum!!!) and green candy melts instead of the frosting.  These will make a great little treat for the feast of St. Patrick!

St. Patrick's Shamrock Pretzel Treats

  • Pretzels
  • Irish Cream Hershey Kisses
  • Green M&M's
  • Green Candy Melts (or Frosting)
  • Parchment Paper


Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Cover with a single layer of pretzels and place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each pretzel.

Place the cookie sheet in the oven at 200˚ for about 8 minutes, until the Hershey Kisses are soft, but not melted.

Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and immediately press 3 green M&M's on each Hershey Kiss, creating a Shamrock.

Note:  I suggest looking for a bag of St. Patrick's Day M&M's or just purchase green M&M's from a candy store.  The "big" bag of M&M's I originally purchased only came with enough to make 16 shamrocks.  Nowhere near enough!

Melt a few green candy melts (or use green frosting) and add a stem to each shamrock.

Put them in the fridge until the chocolate set back up. Then add a line of green frosting to make the stem.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. 
May your heart be as light as a song. 
May each day bring you bright, happy hours 
that stay with you all the year long.

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  1. Too late for this year but Dec 26th is a perfect time to buy the Christmas M&Ms which has way more green.

  2. I can't find green M&Ms anywhere except on the M&Ms website and they are expensive plus the shipping charge is outrageous. Does anyone know where they sell those bags of the green M&Ms?

  3. Have you checked a craft store? Our local Michaels carries boxes of single colored M&M"s up by the specialty candy near the cash registers.

  4. I bought a bag of green mint dark chocolate m and M's from my local CVS today for about $ 3.00

  5. I buy extra Christmas M&M's and use the red ones for Valentine's Day and the green ones for St Patrick's Day!

  6. AC Moore sell green chocolate M&Ms in the cake decorating section