These Rolo Pretzel St. Patrick’s Day Treats are just for fun. They’re geared for kids and can be made BY kids too. They’re a little more tempting than corned beef and cabbage. Make them four-leaf clovers or shamrocks, your choice!
St. Patrick’s Day Treats My Family Can Enjoy
Also because we’re meat-free for Orthodox Lent, my family can eat them because we’re NOT having corned beef and cabbage. Don’t worry though, I buy a corned beef and save it to make for my husband because he misses it so much on St. Patrick’s Day.
Rolo Pretzel What?
These are everywhere these days. Basically it’s a salty pretzel with a Rolo caramel chocolate smooshed in it. Tada Rolo Pretzel treats!
Rolo Pretzel St. Patrick’s Day Treats
These are basically the same thing but made to look like edible shamrocks by pressing three pretzels around the Rolo. Do you need edible four-leaf clovers? Make them with four pretzels for some lucky treats!
These are fun and cute. And they can keep your hands busy as this long winter drags on. I mean it IS snowing right now. RIGHT NOW. And you’ve got to keep your hands busy!
Kids can help by unwrapping the Rolos and laying them on the baking sheet. They just go in an oven for a few minutes to gently warm the Rolo. Once the Rolos are shiny you take them out, put three pretzels around it, and they’re off to chill.
Once they’re chilled you gently melt white chocolate in a bowl over hot water, tint it green and dip the Rolo Pretzel treats. Add a green or yellow M-n-M and you’re done.
Make as Many Rolo Pretzel St. Patrick’s Day Treats as You Need
Make as many or as few as you need. Just adjust your ingredients. I wrote the recipe for sixteen but you can do as many as you like. Half a bag of white chocolate chips will make 16 if you need 32 you should be able to get at least that many out of a 10-ounce bag of chocolate chips.
Looking for a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day treats?
Try my Mint Cheesecake Jars! They’re cool refreshing mint cheesecake, chocolatey crust, in a jar, so it makes it easy to carry!
- 56 small pretzel twists
- 16 Rolos
- 5 ounces white chocolate
- green food color
- 2 small bags of M-n-Ms
- preheat the oven to 350˚
- cover two baking sheets with foil or parchment
- lay 8 Rolos on each sheet
- put in the hot oven for two minutes or until the Rolos get shiny
- pull them out
- place 3 twists around the Rolo pressing in to stick them in the caramel
- place the pans in the fridge or freezer to chill
- place a heat-proof bowl over a small saucepan with water in it
- place it on a burner over medium-low heat
- place the chocolate in the upper bowl and stir until almost melted
- remove from the heat and add as much green food color as you want to make the chocolate green
- break the remaining pretzels into stem shaped pieces
- carefully dip the tops of the shamrocks in the green chocolate
- lay them back on the baking sheet, add a broken pretzel as a stem
- repeat with remaining shamrocks
- place back in the fridge or freezer until set
- store in the fridge in a seal container until ready to serve