It will soon be St. Patrick’s Day, and I couldn’t let it pass without making a fun treat. These Chocolate Pretzel Shamrock Pops are about as easy and cute as it comes. I simply placed three mini pretzels and a cookie pop stick on a piece of parchment paper, spooned about a teaspoon of melted chocolate in the center, and placed a green Mint Dark Chocolate M&M in the center. Let it cool/dry for about 5-10 minutes, and voila – a fun St. Patrick’s day treat.
I originally saw a photo of what I thought was the same thing here created by Amy @ MomAdvice. (Amy has an awesome blog, Pinterest boards, and Instagram BTW!) But then I realized, after actually going back to find the post to give credit, that Amy actually used Rolo candies in the center of hers! How yummy does that sound?! SCORE! And it would have been even EASIER!
I should have read it first, but these became my version, and they are yummy and festive!
When I ran out of sticks, and knowing my daughter-in-law was coming over and how much she loves white chocolate, I made a small batch of pretzels without a stick, but with a dot of white chocolate and an M&M.
Here’s my recipe (if you can even call this a recipe!) for this simple, festive treat:
Chocolate Pretzel Shamrock Pops
1 Bag Mini Pretzel Twists
1 Bag Mint Dark Chocolate M&M’s (you could also just use green plan M&Ms or any other favorite flavor)
6-8 oz. Melting Chocolate (whatever is your favorite)
20 Cookie Pop Sticks
Lay down 3 pretzels in the shape of a shamrock and cookie pop stick on parchment paper.
Repeat with as many as you have.
Melt chocolate in small bowl in microwave for 1 minute at 50% power, stir. Continue at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Using a teaspoon, place a spoonful of chocolate in the center of the pretzel “shamrock.”
Push together gently if it pushes apart when you spoon the chocolate on top.
Place an M&M in the center.
Let cool/dry for 5-10 minutes.
ENJOY! (And P.S. – you will have plenty of leftover M&M’s and pretzels to munch on too!)
jodi mckinney @lifeinbetween.me
Wishing you the luck of the Irish this week!
Cheers & Hugs,