Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. It's a day we get to spend with family and/or friends and show how thankful we are. Very often at every dinner there are kids that celebrate with family. What better way to get them involved in the big day than with a quick and easy snack, that is not only easy to make but also delicious to eat too. Your kids would really enjoy making our Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkey treats, and you'll create a memory that you both will remember for a very long time. You can even start a Thanksgiving tradition. After all nothing says Thanksgiving better than a Turkey.

Here is what you'll need:


Candy Corn
Reese’s Pieces
Sugar Pearls


Preheat oven to 300

On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper lay your pretzels with the salted side down with the double rounded end pointed toward you.

Place three candy corns on the single round end. I start with the middle one and just place the tip under the middle of pretzel and the top part resting on the top of the pretzel. Place the other two candy corns along the angled part of the pretzel so that they are touching the first candy corn.

Gently lay an unwrapped Rolo on top of the candy corns.

Place the tray in the oven until the Rolos are soft, 5-6 minutes.

You can push the Rolos down one of two ways.

You can use the back of a spoon to press them gently down to make sure they contact the pretzels and the candy corns. The spoon is more direct and you are sure the Rolo is set. But it tends to deform the Rolo more.

You can also do it while you apply the eyes and beaks. This way leaves the Rolo shape a little more but if you aren’t careful you get chocolate on your fingers that gets on the eyes and beaks.

Apply 2 pearls for the eyes and half of a Reese’s pieces for the beak. Take a toothpick and dab it in the melted chocolate at the edge of the Rolo and dab it in the center of the pearl to finish the eye.

Let cool at least 30 minutes before moving to a serving tray or airtight container.

Annmarie John


  1. Those are just adorable! I have four little boys here who would just LOVE them!!

  2. Saw this on your facebook page and had to come check it out. This is too cute and would be fun to make with my goddaughter when she comes over for the weekend.

  3. Those are so cute. My boys would get a huge kick out of those.

  4. Totally have some leftover candy corn from Halloween and so going to make these for the kids now. Thanks for sharing always :)

  5. These are too cute - and I love how easy they are!

  6. These look super cute! I bet my kids would have a blast making these for Thanksgiving with the family!

  7. Very fun idea! they would look great for apps on the table!

  8. Thoose look super cute! Great idea!

  9. how cute is that! my daughter would love to make this...thanks for sharing!

  10. These pretzel turkeys are absolutely adorable! I think these would be a huge hit at our Thanksgiving dinner.

  11. These are so adorable! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party!

  12. These are super cute. I love this idea. I might have to steal it for Thanksgiving.

  13. Wow...they are so cute. You are so creative :D Thanks for sharing it.

  14. Super cute and easy! I love the use of left over candy from halloween to do thisone.

  15. those are so cute! I saw these on pinterest the other day and thought I would love to try and make some for the kids. Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. How cute! My girls would love to make these. I would love for you to link up over at Scraptastic Saturdays. I pin all projects and share via Facebook and Twitter. Hope you have the chance to drop by. Have a wonderful week.

  17. Those are too cute. My niece would have loved to make these. Maybe we can still make them.


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