Pretzel Turkey Treats Recipe

Pretzel Turkey Treats Recipe
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Pretzel Turkey Treats Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 2 hours + standing

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally published as Pretzel Turkey Treats in Country Woman October/November 2012, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 283 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Pretzel Turkey Treats in Country Woman October/November 2012, p42

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