Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This year I am doing an 'animal' theme for my Wednesday night cooking activities. I thought this would be perfect for fall.
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups plain Rice Krispies or 6 cups COCOA KRISPIES® cereal
- red licorice
- fruit licorice
- candy corn
- 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
- wooden skewers or toothpick
- 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.
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! :)
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!