Shamrock Pretzel Rods

Shamrock Pretzel Rods

1 (12 ounce) package green candy melts

1 (12 ounce) package white candy melts

1 (12 ounce) package large pretzel rods

Print or draw a template for shamrocks the size you would like to make. Cover the paper with a sheet of wax paper and tape both in place so they won't slide as you are working.

Melt the green candy according to package directions. Spoon melted candy into a squeeze bottle. Carefully squeeze the melted candy onto the wax paper, following the shamrock outlines and filling in. Let the candy shamrocks cool completely, and when they are firm they will peel right off the wax paper.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper; set aside.

To decorate the pretzels, you will need one squeeze bottle filled with green melted candy and another filled with white melted candy. Spread out a sheet of wax paper to catch drips, and holding a pretzel rod above the paper twirl it around while squeezing first one color then the other onto the upper half of the pretzel, or if you prefer dip the pretzel rod in the melted candy. Lay decorated pretzels out on the prepared pan to dry.

To attach shamrocks, squeeze a small amount of melted candy onto the pretzel, then place the shamrock on the candy and press together gently until attached.

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