Nov 23, 2012

Turkey Leg Rice Krispie Treats

Yesterday was a whole lot of fun spending time with family and eating scrumptious food!

The kids and I spent the morning baking several desserts. One of which I just had to share. I was visiting Jill over at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons and read her top 20 favorite Thanksgiving treats for kids. She had her KFC version of fried chicken legs in her round up and suggested making turkey legs instead for Thanksgiving. Brilliant!

These were so fun to make and I cherished the time I spent with my kids in the kitchen.

 We followed Jill's directions and they came out perfect. We just left off the raisin bran exterior since we didn't want them to look breaded for this particular occasion, but the "breaded" version is super cute!
Using large pretzel rods for the "bone" we broke them in half and stuck mini marshmallows to the end of each rod by dipping the end into white melted chocolate and placing the marshmallow onto it. We laid them onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

By the time we had finished all of our rods they were all dry and ready to be dipped into more white chocolate.

I made the rice krispie treat part while the pretzel sticks dried. I made 2 batches and it covered 27 "turkey legs".

 Let it cool for a minute or two. Then, spray your hands with buttery spray so you can work with your rice krispies.

Grab a handful of rice krispie mixture and place it on the broken end of the rod. the end without the marshmallow on it. ;)

Grab a little bit more and cover the other side of the "leg" so the pretzel is covered. Place it onto wax paper and mold it to the pretzel rod. As the rice krispies continue to cool you can press and mold it even more. This way it will be nice and firm around the pretzel.

Once they have completely cooled you can remove them from the wax paper and place them in any serving dish you prefer.

I don't think these "turkey" legs are limited to Thanksgiving day. Make them just for fun and because they're so delicious!!

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving day!


  1. These are hilarious! I have never seen such a thing :) Thanks for sharing this easy idea!

  2. They are fun, aren't they!!:)

  3. What is a pretzel rod?

    1. A pretzel rod is a long pretzel stick. Thanks for commenting!

  4. Totally cool!!!

  5. That is totally awesome!! Great project. Thanks for sharing.

  6. These are adorable.... I think I might just make these for thanksgiving :3

  7. These are great...thanks for sharing the idea!

  8. When i first saw it I thought you used the Scooby Doo snacks so I got them. I hope they work.

  9. KFC without the guilt! Thank you!

  10. I made a full sized rice crispy turkey one year for a Thanksgiving potluck at work. It was hilarious but I can't find the pictures. I used a thin layer of cocoa crispies on the outside to make it look like browned skin and Then I stuffed it with chopped up candy. And sliced it up for people just like a real turkey.

  11. I am halfway finished with the "turkey legs" and can't wait until they are finished! You can call them turkey legs, or chicken legs, depending on what you are celebrating. You need to let your imagination run wild!!

  12. Thanks for posting this fantastic, kid-friendly idea! We're making ours tomorrow :)

  13. i guess i am going to make for extra dessert ,grandkids helping all 5 of them
    to dip in choc. for skin


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