Pretzel bites are all the rage right now and I’ve found a cute way to make them to celebrate Pantone’s Color of the year’s favorite holiday!  St. Patrick’s Day!  How cute are these emerald Shamrock Pretzel Bites???  Fun to make and even better to enjoy, they taste amazing!

Easy and Fun Shamrock Pretzel Bites Recipe
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They are so easy to make, seriously…so easy that I made a batch, ate them all and then made another batch in the course of about 20 minutes!  No Lie! I’m sure my rear thanks me for that moment of complete an utter lack of self-control!  My taste-buds, on the other hand, were particularly fond my milk chocolate inhalation escapade.

What you need for Shamrock Pretzel Bites:

The process to make these is very simple.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and add a layer of pretzel twists.  Place an unwrapped kiss on top of each pretzel and pop in the oven.  Heat just until the kisses are soft but NOT fully melted. Hershey Kiss and Pretzels

Smoosh (that’s a technical term here!) three Green M&M Candies onto the kiss.  You can use regular or the Mint M&M’s are delicious as well!

Pretzel Bite Middle Step

Set aside and allow the kiss chocolate to reharden a bit.  If it’s still soft, it’s really hard for the next step, which is to use tube green frosting and draw on the shamrock stems.

Shamrock Pretzel Bite close Up with Stemy

These are so freaking good that you will want to go ahead and just make a double batch to start.  You can make 1 batch but I would be pretty confident to bet that you will need to go back and make one more soon after!  {wink!}

Hershey Kiss Pretzel Bites

Shamrock Pretzel Bites Recipe

YIELD 24 pretzel bites

Shamrock Pretzel Bites

PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 7 minutes
TOTAL TIME 12 minutes
The mix of sweet and salty these Shamrock Pretzel Bites takes chocolate covered pretzels to a whole new level! Shamrocks make them perfect for a St. Patrick's day treat!
Shamrock Pretzel Bites
3.25 from 8 votes


  • 24 each Small Pretzels
  • 24 each Hershey Kisses
  • 72 each Green M&M's
  • 1 tube Green Icing


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Place pretzels down and top with an unwrapped Hershey Kiss.
  • Bake at 200 Degrees for about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and immediately press three green M&M candies onto each pretzel/kiss.
  • When cool, use icing tip on a tube of green frosting to draw on the stems of the shamrocks.
  • Enjoy!


You want the Hershey Kisses to be soft but not completely melted on your pretzel. 7 minutes did the trick but you might have to adjust depending on your oven.
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