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Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

Last year for Thanksgiving we made these fun Oreo turkey cookies. Those were really fun to make, and delicious, but kind of expensive to make. This year I found this fun Kellogg's recipe for turkey pop treats. I mean who doesn't like Rice Krispie Treats? I decided to give these cute little turkeys a try.

To make these turkey Rice Krispie treats you will need:

  • 6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 40 large marshmallows or 4 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 bag of candy corn
  • Small white round candies (sugar pearls)
  • Lollipop sticks (optional)

In the Kellogg's recipe they made these treats into "turkey pops" by placing a lollipop stick into the turkey. This part is optional. They also look cute sitting on a plate.

Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

Follow the standard Rice Krispie treat recipe by melting butter or margarine in a large sauce pan. Stir in marshallows until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.

Place rounded spoonfuls of Rice Krispie mixture onto waxed paper. I used a large cookie scoop to measure mine. You could also use a 1/4 c. or 1/2 c. measuring cup, depending on how big you want the treats to be. With the large cookie scoop I made approximately 20 turkey treats.

Grease hands with butter or margarine and round each spoonful of Rice Krispie treat mixture into a ball. If you are not going to put lollipop sticks into them, make sure they are flat on one side so that they will sit on a plate without rolling over.

Place chocolate chips and vegetable oil in a microwavable bowl and heat on high power for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat another 30 seconds and stir again. Heat for an additional 30 seconds until chocolate chips are completely melted.

Dip each Rice Krispie treat ball into the melted chocolate, coating just one end with chocolate. If chocolate becomes too thick, just add a drop or two of vegetable oil to thin it. Place treats on waxed paper to dry. You can place them in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until chocolate is almost set.

Decorate the turkeys by placing three candy corns in the back for the tail, and place one in the front for the beak. You can cut the larger end off the candy corn to make a shorter beak. Use the sugar pearls (found with the cookie decorating supplies) for eyes. You could also use a dot of white frosting instead. Let turkeys set until completely dry.

These turkey treats can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days until the Rice Krispie treats get too hard to eat. Make sure you use fresh marshmallows to make these, and don't use reduced calorie margarine or it will affect the texture of your treats.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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