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Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Turkey Legs

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These Rice Krispie Turkey Legs are such fun Thanksgiving treats that the kids will love. So easy using cereal, pretzel rods, marshmallows and chocolate!

We came up with this idea several years ago when we made our April Fools’ Day KFC Dessert. We added “flakes” to look like fried chicken. Then we decided to make them this way to look like turkey drumsticks for Thanksgiving and they have been such a huge hit!

 Thanksgiving Rice Krispie Turkeys Legs

Rice Krispie Turkey 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!! For other fun Thanksgiving themed projects, check out the Rice Krispie Turkey Treats, Thanksgiving Cornucopia Cone and Thanksgiving Turkey Pear and Berry Fruit Snack.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Pretzel Rods
  • White Candy Melts
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Butter

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

How To Make Rice Krispie Treat Turkey Legs

  1. First, you break your pretzel rods in half.
  2. Then you dip the ends in melted white chocolate. Add on 2 mini marshmallows to the ends and let set.

Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Turkey Legs

  1. Next, dip the rest of the rod in the melted chocolate until fully coated.
  2. Now you 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.
  3. Place them onto wax paper and let them set for about 15 minutes.

Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Turkey Legs

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

Thanksgiving Rice Krispie Turkey Legs

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

Servings: 12

Rice Krispie Turkey Legs

Prep Time:
20 mins
 
These Rice Krispie Turkey Legs are such fun Thanksgiving treats that the kids will love. So easy using cereal, pretzel rods, marshmallows and chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 6 Pretzel Rods
  • 1 bag white chocolate candy melts
  • 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows reserve 24
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

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

  2. Dip the ends of the pretzel rods into the melted chocolate just at the tip. Press on two mini marshmallows and let that set for 5 minutes until the chocolate is hardened back up.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 the rice krispie mixture to look like a turkey leg.

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

Nutrition Facts
Rice Krispie Turkey Legs
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1360IU27%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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 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 Donuts

Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags

You can find all of our fun Thanksgiving ideas HERE!

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24 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.

  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!

  18. Luv the Turkey legs

  19. Really cute – we only got 9 out of the rice krispie mix, but I think the 8 cups is too much like others have said. My mixture was pretty dry. And the instructions didn’t mention when to dip the entire pretzel rods so that threw off the flow. But we got it and the 9 we have will work great!

    • *meant to say that it didn’t mention dipping the entire pretzel rod in the instructions on the recipe card itself which is what I was reading. I went back and watched the video and then saw it was mentioned in the post halfway through us making it so we figured it out!