Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

Easy to assemble Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving! Easy dessert that kids can help make!

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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 Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispie 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 (have you tried these yet??? OMG). 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 decorated for Thanksgiving! Easy dessert that kids can help make!

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!

While planning your Thanksgiving menu, be sure to check out this great list of 65+ Thanksgiving Side Dishes!!


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Yield: 12 turkeys

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Easy to assemble Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving!


For the krispie treats:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 10oz bag marshmallows
  • 5 cup Rice Krispies Cereal

For the turkeys:

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted
  • 12 chocolate wafers (or Hershey Kisses)
  • candy corn
  • candy eyes
  • orange m&m's


  1. 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.
  2. Press lightly into a buttered 13x9 baking sheet. Allow to set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or whatever desired size), cut circles into the krispie treat. Eat discards immediately.
  4. 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.
  5. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 249mg Carbohydrates: 65g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 39g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving! Easy dessert that kids can help make!

 Today’s recipe was originally published on November 10, 2013.

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60 comments on “Turkey Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. These are so cute! I’m looking forward to your Thanksgiving and Christmas treats πŸ™‚

  2. Where can you get those candy “google eyes” ???

  3. I know, I’m trying to refrain myself from exploding mint and chocolate and eggnog all over the place. Who knows how long I’ll make it.. πŸ™‚ These guys are adorable!

  4. Shut up…these are adorable!!!
    I love them! So creative!

  5. These are absolutely darling, Aimee!

  6. These guys are cracking me up with their eyes’s and elmo noses πŸ™‚ SO fun and so cute!!!!

  7. I haven’t allowed myself to start baking with peppermint because I know I wouldn’t be able to stop! I’m impressed with your self control:) Although I’m glad you shared this … what a fun recipe to do with kids! So cute, festive, and delicious!

  8. Hah…these are ridiculously cute! And they’re Rice Krispy Treats…which only makes them better. Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  10. Oh my gosh, these are positively adorable, Aimee!! So creative!

  11. These are awesome. What a great idea. Can wait what you come up with next but I am really looking forward to Christmas goodies though πŸ™‚

  12. I blame Starbucks: those red cups mean its time for eggnog-everything! Ugh. Only a few more weeks til it’s a Winter Wonderland. πŸ˜‰ These turkey treats are so cute though!

  13. Um, SO. CUTE! Love these easy, adorable turkey desserts everyone’s been cooking up. Usually I am so stumped at how to make a turkey (which admittedly, is kind of an ugly animal) look cute! These totally fit that bill and then some πŸ™‚

  14. turkeys, turkeys everywhere! We all have the same thing on our minds πŸ˜‰

  15. Tameka miller

    Thank nice idea πŸ™‚

  16. Nicole

    Making these tonight. I’m NOT a cook or baker, mind you – can you tell me how to get all the candy to stick together? I suspect the choc wafer and candy corns will stick to rice krispies, but how to get the eyes and m&M to stick to wafer?

  17. I will try making this tonight!!

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  21. Bonnie

    Are these sturdy enough to stand on a candy stick like a kick pop? I would love to use for an upcoming bake sale but thought they would be easier for people to pick up if they were on a stick wrapped in celophane bag with tie??

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  27. Arianna

    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!

  28. E Wong

    I think a junior mint for the face would be great!

  29. Nancy D'Silva

    Anything for Christmas?

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  31. Oh my, these are SO adorable!! I am so making them for my kids for Thanksgiving!!!

  32. Chrissy

    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 πŸ™‚

  33. Joanie

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

  34. Tara

    These are adorable! Going to have my girls make them.

  35. Alli

    This looks super fun! I have to make this ASAP!!

  36. Julie Blanner

    You make the best rice Krispy treats and these are adorable!

  37. Rachael Yerkes

    Oh my heck, these are the cutest!

  38. Ashley F

    This is perfect for that leftover candy corn! The kids love these!

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  41. Nice Recipe. Very nice post thanks for sharing keep it up we supported you.

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  50. Toni

    These are completely adorable and delicious! Can’t wait to make them again for Thanksgiving!

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  52. Becky Hardin

    These are so adorable and fun.

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