10 Rice Krispies Turkey legs + Kids = Happiness! Yesterday, the kids came home to 10 turkey legs, and pretty much devoured them. Every time I turned around they were swiping a leg off of the display. I swear, sometimes they are vultures! I definitely think that’s a good indication of a fun full proof Thanksgiving treat! Can you picture these on the Thanksgiving dessert table? So fun!
Here’s what you’ll need: (this should make 8-10 turkey legs)
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
- 12 0z. of light brown chocolate melts – Wilton is preferred
- Wax paper
- Small baking sheet
- 1 qt. glass bowl – preferably with a handle
- *Recommended – long lollipop sticks or wooden dowel – 8″ or longer
- Cooking Spray
- 1/2 cup measuring cup
- In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter
- Add the marshmallows and stir until melted
- Remove from heat, and add the cereal. Stir, stir, and stir some more
- Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes
- Set out the baking sheet lined with wax paper
- Spray a little cooking spray on your hands
- Scoop out 1/2 cup of rice krispies mixture, and mold it into a turkey leg
- Place the legs on the wax paper
- Recommended – For added stability while dipping in chocolate, and even more fun for the kids to eat it with, you can insert a dowel or lollipop stick through the leg starting at the bone end
- Place the baking sheet into the freezer so the marshmallow can get nice and firm – Give them at least 10 minutes to freeze up
- *The reason that you are doing this is…the hot chocolate melts will begin to soften the marshmallow and your turkey leg will start to fall apart as you are dipping it
- Melt your chocolate melts in the microwave using the instructions on the packet and your glass bowl
- After a few minutes, remove the legs – one at a time (leave the rest in the freezer until you need them), and start rolling the rounded section into the melted chocolate, removing each one as you coat it, and placing it on the wax paper to set up
- *If the leg picked up too much chocolate, then while holding it over the bowl, use a butter knife to scrape off the excess
- You can also pop them in the freezer again to set up quickly
- Store these in an air-tight container in a cool place. If you have room in your refrigerator or freezer, you can store them for several days, and pull them out before your party! Just let them warm up to room temperature and serve.
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What a perfect kid friendly Thanksgiving treat!
Thanks, Susan! They were a lot of fun for the kids!
Thank you for the nice compliment. You made my day!
I went to a bible study last night and the hostess served these. They were so delicious.