Monday, November 21, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: turkey rice crispy treats

i'm always looking for cute things to make for or with my kids for the holidays. i saw a picture of something like this and thought i could duplicate it. here's what i did...

you'll need to make two batches of the following so shop accordingly.

4 tablespoons butter

1-10.5 oz. bag of miniature marshmallows

6 cups cocoa crispies

melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat in a large pot until smooth. add the rice crispies and mix until well blended. pour into a 11 x 14 rectangular dish sprayed well with non- stick cooking spray. using wax paper stayed well with nonstick spray, press the mixture firmly into the rectangular dish.

repeat this entire process but instead of pressing into an 11 x 14 dish, press into a large flat jelly role pan. you won't have enough of the mixture to completely fill the pan. that's okay. you will still have plenty to complete the turkeys.

allow both trays to cool and harden.

using round objects from your kitchen (i used a donut cutter and a round cheese shredder), cut the rice crispies into two different sized circles. use the larger pan to cut about 3 inch circles and the smaller pan to cut about 1 and 1/2 inch circles. i was able to get 24 circles of each size cut from the pans with some treats leftover.

here's what you'll need to decorate your turkeys:

1 bag small pretzel sticks

1 bag small pretzel twists

1 can vanilla frosting (this can be in a tub)

1 container of decorative chocolate frosting

1 bag of candy corn

stick the two circles together with the vanilla frosting. use two straight pretzel sticks in between the two pieces to become the turkey's legs. using more vanilla frosting, attach the twisted pretzels around the top edge of the larger circle to form wings. add another layer of frosting to attach the candy corn. using the chocolate frosting, attach one more candy corn for a beak and a little bit at the top for some brown feathers. it's not exactly the snack of champions but it is very cute and a wonderfully fun addition to your thanksgiving traditions.


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