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Rice Krispies Recipe: Turkey Legs For Thanksgiving

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We came up with these Rice Krispies Turkey Legs idea several years ago when we made our April Fools’ Day KFC Dessert. We added “flakes” to look like fried chicken. We also made them this way to look like turkey drumsticks for Thanksgiving and they were such a hit! We have updated our photos and included easy step by step instructions.

 Rice Krispies Turkeys Legs

This is also a fun treat to make for Thanksgiving class parties at school that the kids will absolutely love! You will love that these really only take just minutes to make…so easy!!

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Rice Krispies Turkey Legs

(makes 12)

  • 8 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 6 Pretzel Rods
  • 1 Bag White Candy Melts
  • 1 10 oz. bag  Mini Marshmallows (reserving 24)
  • 1/4 cup Butter

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Directions

Break your pretzel rods in half and melt your white chocolate according to the directions….

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Dip the ends of the pretzel rods into the chocolate just at the tip…

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Press on two mini marshmallows…

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Let that set for about 5 minutes…

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Dip the pretzels back into the chocolate covering almost to the other end….

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Melt the remaining marshmallows and butter in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until combined and smooth. Now add in your Rice Krispies cereal and mix until combined….

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Grab a hand full of your Rice cereal treat mix and shape it into a ball. You can use gloves, butter, or spray your hands with cooking spray to prevent any sticking. Press the end of the pretzel into the ball and shape it to look like a turkey leg…

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

It should look like this when you are finished…

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

Place them onto wax paper and let them set for about 15 minutes….

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

These will store nicely to make ahead of time and make sure a fun display on your Thanksgiving table!

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

These Rice Krispies Turkey Legs are also a fun treat that the Kids can create all by themselves…they will have a blast!

 Rice Krispies Turkey Legs...such a fun & easy treat to make the Kids for Thanksgiving!

 

Make sure to check out some of our other fun Thanksgiving treats here…

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

 Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Donuts

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Donuts

Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags

Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags

You can find all of our fun Thanksgiving ideas HERE!

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21 comments

  1. Fun!

  2. Very clever. Am making a turkey centerpiece for some people and the turkey “legs” will be the perfect thing to make and wrap individually so they can sample the turkey (ha) while keeping the candy turkey centerpiece in place. YAH!!! They look so realistic.

    Tavette – S. Fla.

  3. Tbese look great!!

  4. what a simple but fun treat !!

  5. Really cute ideas – can’t it to try.

  6. Turkey leg Rice Krispie treats are really cute!

  7. Im going to try with milk chocolate. Dark Meat. LOL

  8. Fun with the grandkids! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Do you really use 8 cups of rice krispies?? I am doubling the recipe and I feel like 16 cups of rice krispies is too much for the marshmallows. The ratios seem off.

    • I used 8 and I felt like it wasn’t enough marshmallow. I would add another 1/4 cup of butter and another cup of marshmallow to orginally recipe.

    • Usually it’s 6 cups.

    • I used the 8 cups and they didn’t stick together I looked up rice crispy treats recipe online and it only calls for 6. I would use just the 6 cup and double that.

  10. These look awesome! I’m bringing these to my friends house for Thanksgiving who also has “my three sons”! They’ll be a big hit!!!!

  11. How would you keep them from getting hard til Thanksgiving?

  12. These are wonderful! Do you have a link to Pinterest? Thanks!

  13. What kind of white chocolate?

  14. What a cute idea! I love it

  15. Couldn’t get the rice Krispy to stay on the pretzel rods. Not sure why.

  16. I just made these tonight and they turned out so cute, cant wait to see what the family thinks of them tomorrow. I ended up using the entire box of rice krispies and left the rest of the ingredients the same. I had to put the rice kirspies in the refrigerator for a little bit to cool them down and ended up getting 19 drum sticks out of the batch.

  17. the melted white chocolate was too thick, so I added a tablespoon of vegetable oil to thin it out, works great!