Shamrock Pretzels

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Every now and then I like to make a dessert that I can have my students help me with.  It generally has to be something that is low mess, easily prepared, and fun to do.  These shamrock pretzels were fun to make and the kids were able to help by unwrapping the Hershey’s kisses, sorting out the M & M’s, and putting the M & M’s on the Hershey’s kisses.

I made sure to put the first M & M on each Hershey’s kiss just so I could get it pressed down how I wanted it and then the students put the other two on top.  I then piped on some green frosting for the shamrock stems then we popped them in the refrigerator to cool because the kids couldn’t wait to eat them.  They were super cute and the kids had a lot of fun making them!

Shamrock Pretzels  (from Once Upon a Dream)
24 small pretzel twists
24 Hershey’s Kisses
72 green M & M’s  (I used mint ones and had to use a few white ones as well)
1/4 c. green frosting

1.  Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

2.  Place the pretzels on a cookie sheet.  Put a Hershey’s Kiss on top of each one.  Bake for 7 minutes.

3.  Remove from the oven and immediately place 3 M & M’s in the center of the pretzel to form a shamrock.  Let cool for 15 minutes.

4.  Pipe green shamrock stems on each of the pretzels and then place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.

**Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks*


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