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Rice Krispy Turkeys You’ll Gobble Up

By Marie LeBaron

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)

How to Make Turkey Treats

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.

Find more of our Thanksgiving ideas here!

About the Author

Marie LeBaron

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


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

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  • Deanna

    November 6, 2008 at 11:08 am

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

  • MaryAnne

    November 6, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    These are adorable, thanks for the great idea!

  • Rachel

    November 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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

  • Kristi Miller

    November 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    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.

  • Tricia

    November 13, 2008 at 10:16 am

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

  • Elana Essers

    November 13, 2008 at 10:46 am

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

  • joy Mettler

    November 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm

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

  • kelly

    November 14, 2008 at 9:12 am

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

  • Krista Wasinger

    November 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Do you have a recipe for these treats?

  • Musings of a Housewife

    November 24, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Those are SO cute!

  • Marie

    November 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    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!

  • jennifer

    November 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    i love them their so tasty!

  • Cathy

    October 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    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)