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Tom Turkeys

 Tom Turkeys
With a little prep work by Mom or Dad, these make a great before-or after-dinner craft project for the kids to enjoy while adults at the feast converse.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
26 ServingsPrep:30 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (11 ounces) candy corn
  • 52 fudge-striped cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 52 white confetti sprinkles

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. For tails,
  • use a dab of chocolate to attach five candy corns to the chocolate
  • side of half of the cookies in a fan shape; refrigerate until set.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; stir over low
  • heat until melted. Stir in cereal. Cool for 10 minutes. With
  • buttered hands, form cereal mixture into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • Remelt chocolate if necessary. Using chocolate, attach the cereal
  • balls to the chocolate side of the remaining cookies. Position tails
  • perpendicular to the base cookies; attach with chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • For feet, cut off white tips from 52 candy corns; discard tips.
  • Attach feet to base cookies with chocolate. Attach one candy corn to
  • each cereal ball for heads.
  • With a toothpick dipped in chocolate, attach two confetti sprinkles

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Directions (continued)

  • to each head. Using chocolate, dot each sprinkle to make pupils. Let
  • stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 26 turkeys.