Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
Easy to assemble Turkey Rice Krispie Treats decorated for Thanksgiving!
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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).
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 cocoa krispies 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).
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!
Looking for more Thanksgiving ideas? Check out my new “Let’s Give Thanks” Pinterest Board!
While planning your Thanksgiving menu, be sure to check out this great list of 65+ Thanksgiving Side Dishes!!
Are you ready for Christmas instead? I’ve got you covered with my “Christmas Holiday Cheer” Pinterest Board!
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
- 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 13x9 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.
Today’s recipe was originally published on November 10, 2013 and has been republished in November 2018
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