Rice Krispy Turkeys You’ll Gobble Up



By Marie LeBaron

These cute little turkeys are a great edible craft to make with the kids while the real turkey is roasting in the oven. Mix up a batch of Chocolate Rice Krispies and design them into turkey treats. Then save them for a fun table decoration, ready to eat for dessert.

Supplies for Turkey Treats:

  • Chocolate Rice Krispy Cereal

  • Marshmallows– using the colored marshmallows works best at keeping the chocolate crispy treats brown.
  • Butter

  • Toothpicks– colored and party ones with the fun flare on top.
  • Assorted Candy– Mike & Ikes, candy corn, gum drops, mini m&ms, fruit loop cereal, more marshmallows.
  • Mix up a batch of Rice Krispies using the Chocolate cereal, marshmallows, and butter. Let it cool for a few minutes. Then grease your hands with vegetable spray and form the Krispies into balls. Try to use the colored marshmallows for making these. If you use white marshmallows, just roll your balls into more chocolate cereal to make them more brown for the turkey bodies.
    Using a utensil, make holes for the candy to be placed in the body. For the snood (the red thing on the turkey’s beak) I cut a red Mike & Ike in half or you can cut a gum drop in half. We also liked candy corn for the beak, perfect size and color.
    Now add your feathers. So many possibilities here. We used toothpicks, marshmallows, cereal, etc.
    We added a cellophane bag and ribbon to them, so they would stay nice and soft for dessert. We also placed a name tag on each one for a fun place setting.
    This activity should keep the kiddies busy for a little while. Make one for each person coming to dinner. Then have fun gobbling these fun Turkey Treats up after Thanksgiving Dinner.

    You may also enjoy:
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    Turkey Pinata


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    Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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    13 Responses to “Rice Krispy Turkeys You’ll Gobble Up”

    1. Deanna Nov 06 at 11:08 am Reply Reply

      These are wonderful! I am going to make these for my son’s class as a Friday treat.

    2. MaryAnne Nov 06 at 9:00 pm Reply Reply

      These are adorable, thanks for the great idea!

    3. Rachel Nov 07 at 1:35 pm Reply Reply

      Oh these are SO cute! I’ll be linking to this project.

    4. Kristi Miller Nov 08 at 3:18 pm Reply Reply

      My son’s birthday is this month and this would be a great activity for the kids at the party! Thanks so much for sharing.

    5. Tricia Nov 13 at 10:16 am Reply Reply

      Seriously cute!! We are going to try these!!

    6. Elana Essers Nov 13 at 10:46 am Reply Reply

      Super cute! I could always use an excuse to eat my favorite food!

    7. joy Mettler Nov 13 at 8:37 pm Reply Reply

      Super cute my kids will love doing this. Thanks A!

    8. kelly Nov 14 at 9:12 am Reply Reply

      That is THE cutest idea!! Thanks. Now I know what to do with my Brownie troop this month.

    9. Krista Wasinger Nov 21 at 3:55 pm Reply Reply

      Do you have a recipe for these treats?

    10. Musings of a Housewife Nov 24 at 8:47 pm Reply Reply

      Those are SO cute!

    11. Marie Nov 25 at 4:15 pm Reply Reply

      For the recipe for these treats, I used the one from the Rice Krispie Cereal Box. It’s 1/4 cup butter, one bag small marshmallows, 5-6 cups of cereal. I used the chocolate Rice Krispies for the turkey’s brown color. First, melt the butter, then mix in and melt the marshmallows with butter, then take off heat and stir in the cereal. Lay out onto a piece of wax paper, then form into your Turkey Balls. Now decorate and have fun!

    12. jennifer Nov 28 at 3:12 pm Reply Reply

      i love them their so tasty!

    13. Cathy Oct 28 at 9:04 pm Reply Reply

      If you only have the regular Rice Krispies cereal on hand, you can always use 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder to make them brown. (Add them to the melted butter)

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