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Chocolate Thanksgiving Turkey Leg Treats

Snickers turkey leg treats are so fun to make at Thanksgiving! Perfect edible Thanksgiving craft for kids or just make to serve as dessert.

snickers turkey drumsticks

I know, it sounds silly doesn’t it. Snickers turkey drumsticks….well they aren’t in fact drumsticks but they sure look like them. Turkey leg treats and are a fun edible Thanksgiving craft for kids. Now if you were lucky enough to grab a bunch of leftover 50% off Halloween candy you’re in luck. (originally published 11/16)

Otherwise just grab those mini snickers bars at the store, some marshmallows, chocolate, and pretzels to make this Thanksgiving dessert.

Turkey Leg Treats

  1. Chocolate melts
  2. White chocolate chips
  3. Braided pretzel rods
  4. Mini marshmallows
  5. Snack size Snickers (grab some after Halloween or cut larger bar into 3rds)
    1. or you could wrap rice krispy treats around the end to make it look like a leg
    2. for that you’d need krispies cereal, butter and marshmallows
  6. To cool it is best to use a baking sheet lined with wax paper

Whether you use snack size candy bars or make rice krispie turkey legs to make the thicker end of the turkey treat you would follow the same other directions below. You’re going to want to understand how to melt chocolate in microwave first. You’ll do this for the brown and white versions.

Melting Chocolate Chips in Microwave

Chocolate Turkey Leg Treats

Literally all you need is melted chocolate to use as a sort of glue to keep all the pieces together well. If you have never done something like this you will be surprised at how well this works. Once it sticks you just cool it and it hardens so it won’t fall off.

You can use chocolate chips or Wilton candy melts, I just use whatever I have on hand at the time. Yes you can make all the traditional Thanksgiving desserts like sheet pan pumpkin pie, pecan and all the things but those are ho hum.

Adding something new into the mix will get people excited. If you have kids you can have them help make these too. Make it an edible Thanksgiving craft for kids before dinner begins. Then put into the fridge to cool and once it is time for something sweet you can whip these babies out to enjoy together.

thanksgiving dessert

Candy Turkey drumsticks

Below instructions are using mini Snickers candy bars, you could use 3 Musketeers as well for a nut free treat. If you are making a rice krispie mixture you would just form the cereal mixture around the end like we did with the candy. If you spray your hands or use wax paper it is a bit less messy.

  1. Put white chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir, again until chips are smooth and melted. (using 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil really helps the melting chocolate chips process)
  2. Dip the end of a mini marshmallow in the white chocolate and attach it to the bottom right side of the pretzel, repeat for left. Put them on to a cookie sheet.
  3. Put cookie sheet in fridge until chocolate is hard.
  4. Shape snickers bar around the other side of the pretzel so it looks like a turkey leg.
  5. Dip just the pretzel and marshmallow end in the white chocolate, put in fridge until hard.

Melt brown chocolate melts the same way as white chips, but in different bowls. Just dip the snickers or krispie treats end into this chocolate. Set on parchment paper and into the fridge again until hard. Then enjoy!

Chocolate Turkey Leg Treats

Snickers Turkey Drumsticks Dessert

This could be a great edible Thanksgiving craft for kids or just make them to serve for dessert on that day, or before.

Everyone will surely get a kick out of them, adults and kids! If you love these Snickers turkey drumsticks you should check out our Thanksgiving Bingo that is fun and Thanksgiving placemats kids can color too.

turkey leg treats

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Turkey Leg Treats

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, chocolate, dessert, thanksgiving, treats, turkey legs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 239kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put white chips in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir, again until chips are smooth and melted. (using 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil really helps to melt smooth). Dip the end of a mini marshmallow in the white chocolate and attach it to the bottom right side of the pretzel, repeat for left.
  • Put them on to a cookie sheet. Put cookie sheet in fridge until chocolate is hard. Shape snickers bar around the other side of the pretzel so it looks like a turkey leg. Dip just the pretzel and marshmallow end in the white chocolate, put in fridge until hard.
  • Melt brown chocolate melts the same way as white chips, dip just the snickers end into this chocolate, put on parchment paper and into fridge again until hard. Ready to eat!
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Leg Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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