Cannabis-infused Shamrock pretzels

Published Mar 16, 2022 09:00 a.m. ET
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Shamrock pretzels are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day food to add to an elevated snack table. They’re fast and easy to make, require no oven, and they’re absolutely delicious. Whether you are on the hunt for a green treat that satisfies a sweet tooth or searching for a snack that’s really simple to multiply, using only a handful of basic ingredients, this is it! The best part is that they’re fun to personalize, using a variety of optional toppings to change the look and taste of each crunchy mouthful.

How to make Shamrock pretzels

Sweet and salty is the perfect combination when you’re not quite sure what to snack on, and Shamrock pretzels come with the added bonus of easy, long-term storage. Wrap each one individually or serve them up on a platter for special effect. They make great gifts and the perfect centrepiece at every cannabis-themed party, and with such convenient small portion sizes, it’s easy to avoid going overboard.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3-5 minutes

Calories: 97

Servings: 30


  • 90 twist pretzels
  • 30 pretzel sticks
  • ¼ cup green sugar sprinkles
  • 14 oz green chocolate candy melts
  • 1 teaspoon cannabutter


  • Whisk
  • Fork
  • Heat-safe bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Bitter knife


  1. Start by gathering all of the ingredients and tools because once things heat up, it’s important to work fast, so it helps to be ready by having everything within reach.

  2. Add the candy melts to a heat-safe bowl.

  3. Melt the chocolate pieces in 30-second increments in the microwave, frequently stirring, until the mixture is smooth and silky.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Add the cannabutter to the bowl and whisk it into the liquid candy mixture before popping it back into the microwave for 30 more seconds to bring the temperature back up and eliminate any lumps.

  6. Now, it’s important to work quickly, so grab a fork and start by dunking a twisted pretzel into the chocolate candy coating.

  • Set the coated pretzel down loops up on the baking sheet at least 3 inches away from the edge. This piece will serve as the tip of a shamrock.

  • Dip another pretzel and place it carefully sideways so that the single loop lines up to the halfway point of the first.

  • Do this again with another twisted pretzel, only this time you’ll need to flip it in the opposite direction of the last one. Once it fits, you should be left with a traditional shamrock shape.

  • Now grab a pretzel stick and dunk just the end up the melted chocolate before placing it at the bottom of the shamrock to make a stem.

  • *It’s official. You’ve just completed your first of many chocolate-covered pretzels in the shape of a shamrock! Now you just have to repeat those steps, only faster this time. If the melts harden or turn lumpy, all it takes is a few seconds in the microwave to get it smooth and you’re right back to work again.

    1. Once you’re done dipping and placing the shamrock pretzels, it’s time to pop them into the fridge to set for 15 minutes.

    2. Retrieve the shamrock pretzels from the refrigerator and set them out on a countertop.

    3. Reheat the chocolate melt mixture in the microwave in 30-second increments just like before.

    4. Use a knife to spread a small amount of the chocolate over the top of one of the shamrock pretzels, followed up by a sprinkling of green sugar sprinkles.

    5. Icing and decorating the remaining St. Patrick’s Day pretzels before tossing the whole tray back into the fridge for 5 more minutes.

    This amazing holiday-themed snack is ready to enjoy or store away!

    Serving and storage

    Shamrock pretzels should be stored in the fridge, where they’ll stay fresh for a whole week in an airtight container. Freezing these snacks often makes them soggy, so it’s not recommended. Wrap them individually for a fast, easy-to-grab snack on your way out the door or keep them sealed up in Tupperware.

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