Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

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Easy to assemble Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving! Soft and chewy krispie treats with an adorable turkey topping! Let the kids help create their own!

Love fun holiday treats? Be sure to try our Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispie Treats next! Or give our Christmas Tree rice krispie treats a try next.

Rice krispie treats decorated as thanksgiving turkeys.

Thanksgiving Dessert Idea

I’m honestly trying to do everything humanly possible to hold off going hog wild Christmas on all of you.

Let me just say. Prepare yourself. I’m about to throw red and green, peppermint and eggnog all over this blog, but before I do that I figure I need to make sure I pay due diligence to Thanksgiving.

I mean, after all, we all love a little turkey this time of year.

Especially when it’s in the form of a Perfect Rice Krispie Treat!

How to Make Turkey Treats

I just made a basic batch of my favorite rice krispie treats and pressed them into a 15×10 inch baking sheet. You can use already prepared krispie treats too, if you want (although I must say homemade are way better tasting than store bought and we’ve talked a lot about how to make rice krispie treats at home).

  • Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to make the circles, after the treats have firmed up, cut all your circles.
  • Feel free to use this cocoa krispie treat recipe to make some brown turkeys. Or use Indian corn to give a little more color to your birds.
  • For the “face” I used a Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers. But you can use melted chocolate piped onto the treat or you can use an upside down Hershey Kiss, or even a Reese’s PB cup.

I would have given my bird a red waddle, but can you believe I had no red candy in the house? Or red candy melts (I happened to use them earlier in the week for a Christmas treat coming soon…true story).

Turkey rice krispie treats on slate serving plate.

So, instead, my turkeys look like Elmo dressing up as a bird for Halloween. Right? You see it??

Doesn’t matter. Cause it’s a Rice Krispie Treat people. Only the best dessert on earth (yes, I truly believe that. Deep down I’m a 5yr old). These would be a great Fall treat to bring to school parties. Or Thanksgiving dessert tables!

Stay tuned…I’ve got some more Thanksgiving food coming this week. After that? Well, no promises, you may see a Santa sighting…

Be sure to add this Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole to your Thanksgiving menu. Or this Classic Stuffing recipe is a must have side dish as well. And a Thanksgiving Cookie Cake is the perfect way to finish off the baking season!

I’ve got a football shaped krispie treat just in time for game day too. Check out these thick and chewy Chocolate Krispie Treats! Or check out these adorable Spider Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween!

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Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

4.88 from 41 votes
By: Aimee
Easy to assemble Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving!
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 turkeys


For the krispie treats:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 10 ounce bag marshmallows
  • 5 cup Rice Krispies Cereal

For the turkeys:

  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels melted
  • 12 chocolate wafers or Hershey Kisses
  • candy corn
  • candy eyes
  • orange m&m’s
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  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat and quickly fold in the cereal, until completely coated.
  • Press lightly into a buttered 13×9 baking sheet. Allow to set, about 30 minutes.
  • Using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or whatever desired size), cut circles into the krispie treat. Eat discards immediately.
  • Using the melted semi-sweet chocolate, attach about 5 candy corn for feathers, one wafer for the face, two eyes and half of an orange m&m for the beak. Feel free to add a red candy (or pipe on red candy melts) for the waddle.


  • Don’t press the mixture into the pan too much or the bars will be too hard.


Calories: 352kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 249mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 39g
Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
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Posted on November 23, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I thought these were really cute. I made them with Cocoa Krispies. It made them look more like Turkey’s and less like Elmo.

  2. These are so clever and so easy to make! Everyone loves rice krispies and these are perfect for a holiday gathering.

  3. I made these last year and they were soooo cute – such a big hit for our family’s Thanksgiving! Going to make them again this year too 🙂

  4. I just made these and they are great! One thing I would add to the directions would be to “wait for Rice Krispies to cool”. Some of my chocolates on top look a little melted because I put them on a little too early. Thank you for the recipe!

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