Simple Pot of Gold Pretzels are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. So much fun to make and are delicious.
When I was a little girl I remember celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green so the we wouldn’t get pinched. I also remember going to school and seeing my 3rd grade class turned upside down by some rowdy leprechauns. It was a fun holiday at school but besides wearing green that was it.
Fast forward to many years later when my oldest daughter was in pre-school. She read a book at school about St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns and came home to tell us all about the silly little green guy. She immediately wanted to make a trap to catch him that next day. So daddy found an old shoe box and they painted and decorated it and set it out that night. The leprechaun did show up but didn’t get caught, he did leave her some chocolate gold coins and ever since that day we had a new tradition that we weren’t even planning on.
Every year since then we have made traps and every year we barely miss catching any, but gold coins have always been left behind along with some green footprints and green milk. Maybe one year we will catch one.
I think this year we will leave a couple of these Pot of Gold Pretzels inside of the traps, maybe that will give us a better chance at catching a little green guy. These treats are so easy to make, super cute, and the kids just love them. They are a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day and a great activity to do together as a family and great way to get the kids in the kitchen to help make a treat.
Start with some square pretzels and add a Rolo to the top corner.
Heat oven to 250 degrees F. and warm up for about 2 minutes, just long enough to soften the Rolo’s. Remove from oven and put on the sprinkles and Xtreme Airheads Sour Strips (cut into bitesize pieces).
Let them dry for about 10 minutes and that is it!
Simple. Delicious. Fun.
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I hope you enjoy these little treats. Maybe they will become a new tradition for your family this year. If you have any fun traditions that you do for this holiday I would love to hear them. Just comment down below.