These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys are fresh strawberries with pretzel legs dipped in chocolate bark. Such a fun and easy Thanksgiving dessert that the kids will love!
Thanksgiving Chocolate Covered Turkeys
These deliciously sweet and salty treats are made to look exactly like a Thanksgiving turkey! They are a snack that can be served along with a buffet of desserts during the holidays or be given as a silly gift. There are so many tasty ways to enjoy these pretty strawberries and every bite is pure heaven.
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Almond Bark: You will need chocolate and vanilla almond bark to coat the strawberries.
Strawberries: I prefer using large strawberries, but you can use whatever size ones you have. You will need to portion the pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows to make the turkeys legs.
How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys
Step 1. Wash and dry the strawberries and place them aside. Prepare the pretzels so they are the correct portion size for the strawberries that you have. Attach one-half of the cut marshmallows to the broken end of the sticks. Place the chocolate almond bark into a heat-safe bowl and melt for 30-seconds before mixing and heating for another 15 seconds until completely melted. Dip the marshmallow end of the pretzel into the chocolate and attach it to the strawberry for 30 seconds until it sticks. Do the same step with the other pretzel stick before placing it on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Step 2. Allow the chocolate to harden before sticking a fork into the stem end of the strawberry. Coat the entire strawberry with the chocolate and remove the excess chocolate by shaking it off gently. Put onto the wax paper and continue until all the strawberries are coated. Allow them to harden for 5-10 minutes in the fridge. While the strawberries are hardening in the fridge, prepare the white chocolate by following the same steps that you did with the chocolate almond bark. Take the strawberries out of the fridge.
Step 3. Use your fingers to grip the stem of the strawberry and gently dip the bottoms of the “turkey” legs into the melted white chocolate to coat the “feet” of the turkey. Place the strawberries back onto the wax paper to harden. Serve and enjoy!
How Long Do Strawberry Turkeys Last?
These Chocolate Dipped Strawberries can last about 2-3 days in the fridge if they are stored in an airtight container, but they taste best when eaten within 48 hours. You can separate the turkeys with wax paper or parchment paper to keep them from sticking together.
Tips & Tricks
- You can use the melted chocolate to act as glue if the pretzels aren’t sticking. You will want to hold for a few seconds.
- Make this a stuffed turkey by cutting a whole into the strawberry with a knife or a straw and filling with more chocolate!
- Coat the strawberries in caramel and allow it to harden before dipping in chocolate for an even more tasty turkey!
- Mix rice krispie cereal or crushed nuts into the chocolate before dipping for more texture.
More Chocolate Strawberry Recipes:
- Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cake
- Chocolate Strawberry Stuffed Cheesecake
- Strawberry White Chocolate Fudge
- Chocolate Strawberry Brownies
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys
- Rinse and pat your Strawberries dry and set aside.
- Break the pretzel sticks to the length that looks good for your strawberry size. Stick the cut side of the marshmallow half into the broken end of the pretzel stick.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate almond bark on high heat for 30 seconds.Then stir and continue heating for 15 seconds each time, stirring in between until your chocolate is fully melted.
- Dip the top of the pretzel stick with the marshmallow lightly into the melted chocolate then stick the pretzel/marshmallow leg to the right side of your strawberry and hold it there for about 30 seconds until it sticks. Repeat with the left side then place them onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Once set, poke a fork into the stem (top side) of the strawberry, then dip the whole strawberry, (leaving the top without chocolate) and shake off excess. Place them back on wax paper, repeat, and let them set. Once completed, place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden the chocolate.
- Meanwhile, melt your white almond bark as you did previously for the chocolate.Remove the strawberries from the fridge.
- Hold the strawberries by the stem and lightly dip the bottoms of each leg into the white almond bark just slightly covering the bottoms of the pretzel sticks (feet).
- Return each one to the baking sheet until set.