This year I am doing an 'animal' theme for my Wednesday night cooking activities. I thought this would be perfect for fall.
- Follow the Rice Krispies Treats recipe on the cereal box.
- Drop heaping spoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper and let them sit until they're cool enough to handle.
- For each turkey body, create a ball the size of a fist. The heads should be about the size of golf balls. Stick the heads to the bodies. (Coat your hands with butter or cooking spray if the mixture gets too sticky.).
- To make feathers, thread licorice onto the skewers or toothpicks. Poke about six into the back of each turkey.
- Use the melted chocolate chips as "glue" by pouring the melted chocolate into a ziploc bag and snipping a tiny hole in one corner. Use this to attach the following items: for eyes, use the marshmallows with chocolate for pupils; for the beak and feet, use candy corn; for the wattle under the bird's neck, use licorice. Makes about six to eight turkeys.
super duper cute! did these with my 3 year old. so the difficulty was increased a bit. we didnt have mini marshmellows so i just cut the large ones in 4. that worked well too because they just stuck to the body without chocolate. i didnt need all the chocolate either, 1/2 cup would have been fine. the tip to use the cooking spray on my hands to create the bodies was amazing! definitely a trick to keep!
This little turkey is so cool. My kids had fun making them. We only used strawberry Twizzlers for the tail. I love how they look. I think next time we make them, I will use the mixed vanilla and chocolate Rice Krispies for some color variance. Made and Reviewed for Zaar Chef ABC Soup Tag - Thanks! :)