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Pretzel Turkey Treats Recipe

Pretzel Turkey Treats Recipe

Get your kids in the Turkey Day spirit. Have them help you put together these well-seasoned treats. With colorful pretzel-based tails, they make great edible favors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 2 hours + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Fruit by the Foot fruit rolls
  • 9 circus peanut candies
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • 6 chocolate-covered thin mints
  • 12 large sourdough pretzels
  • 36 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 12 vanilla wafers

Directions

  • 1. Using kitchen scissors, cut feathers and 12 wattles from fruit rolls. Cut three circus peanuts crosswise in half. Cut 24 turkey feet from remaining circus peanuts.
  • 2. Reserve 12 butterscotch chips for beaks. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup of the remaining chips; stir until smooth. Using melted chips, attach two candy eyeballs, a wattle and a beak to each halved circus peanut. Repeat, using thin mints for heads.
  • 3. Place a pretzel on a waxed paper-lined microwave-safe plate. Place a chocolate kiss in each of the three holes. Microwave on high for 15-20 seconds or until melted. While still warm, arrange feathers in a fan shape over pretzel, pressing gently into melted chocolate to adhere. Repeat with remaining pretzels and kisses.
  • 4. Melt remaining butterscotch chips. Using melted chips, attach a vanilla wafer to each pretzel for body; attach heads. Attach circus peanut pieces for feet. Let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.