St. Patrick’s Day is coming right up! Here are some fun, easy St. Patrick’s day treats that the whole family can have fun making together. I hope they bring you the Luck ‘O the Irish! Variations of pretzel Hershey Kiss and M&M treats are a popular snack or dessert often made during the holidays or for special occasions. This treat typically involves a pretzel topped with a Hershey’s Kiss, which is then melted slightly in the oven, and finally topped with an M&M candy. The combination of sweet chocolate, salty pretzel, and colorful candy makes for a delicious and visually appealing treat. If I eat these Three Leaf Clovers Chocolate Pretzels all day long, no one can pinch me, right? You are going to love this easy recipe for pretzel Hershey Kiss and M&M three leaf clovers!
This pretzel m&m recipe was originally provided by eMeals founder and mother of four, Jane DeLaney and published March 14, 2013. I have added a recipe card and few tips and republished for my new readers to enjoy.
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Treats: Pretzel, Hershey Kiss, M&M Three Leaf Clover Recipe
Three Leaf Clovers Chocolate Pretzel Ingredients:
- 1 bag of Hershey Kisses
- Green M&Ms (You may have to pick them out of a regular bag of M&M candy)
- 1 bag of pretzel knots (mini pretzels, not large pretzels)
- ½ cup Confectioner’s Sugar
- Green food coloring
- ¼ stick of butter
- 2 teaspoons of milk
You may substitute Hershey Hugs for Kisses if you like. Hershey’s Hugs are a type of chocolate candy made by The Hershey Company. They are similar in shape to Hershey’s Kisses but are made with a combination of white chocolate and milk chocolate. The bottom half of the candy is milk chocolate, while the top half is white chocolate, giving them a distinctive appearance. Hugs are often enjoyed as a sweet treat or used in baking and dessert recipes.
Besides the ingredients, you will need a cookie sheet and you will want to line it with wax paper or parchment paper. This makes cleaning up after making your m&m pretzel kisses a cinch.
How To Make Pretzel Hershey Kiss M&M Shamrocks
- Pre-heat oven to 200° F.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Place pretzels on the cookie sheet, evenly spaced in a single layer.
- Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on top of each pretzel.
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven.
- Allow chocolates to melt until they become soft.
- Remove cookie sheet from the oven and promptly press the melted chocolate flat on the pretzel using the back of a spoon.
- Add three green M&Ms to the pretzels to form a three leaf clover.
- Allow the pretzels to cool completely. You can do this on the counter at room temperature or much faster by placing it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl add Confectioner’s sugar, green food coloring, butter and milk.
- Add food coloring until you get your desired color.
- Keep adding Confectioner’s sugar until desired consistency which should be like play dough.
- Pinch off a piece of the icing and roll the stem of the clover with your fingers and add to each pretzel three leaf clover.
Store these cute little treats in an airtight container or place into cellophane bags to give as gifts. These chocolate pretzel bites are the perfect way to enjoy this St. Patty’s Day holiday season.
Printable Pretzel Hershey Kiss M&M Recipe Card
Random St. Patrick’s Day Facts:
- St. Patrick was born in England in the late 4th century A.D. and captured by pirates as a child and brought to Ireland.
- On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families attend church in the morning and follow with celebrations including eating a traditional meal of cabbage and Irish bacon.
- Legend has it that St. Patrick used the native shamrock as a symbol of the holy trinity when preaching and brought the Latin alphabet to Ireland.
If you love sweet and salty snacks, you will love these pretzel Hershey Kiss and M&M treats. I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Pretzel Three Leaf Clovers. If you have any Hershey’s Kisses yummy treats left, they store well in a mason jar. You may also want to check out some leprechaun traps to make with your kids. What’s your favorite St. Patty’s Day treat or activity?