Turkey Pretzel Rods

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, didn't we just celebrate Halloween? I can't believe that in just a few weeks we will all be sitting down at the table having Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Giving thanks for all that we've gotten throughout the year. Today I want to share with you a treat that I think you will enjoy making with your kids. They'll also enjoy looking at the final results as much as we do. While we love our Turkey dinners at Thanksgiving, it can also be fun making a treat the kids would enjoy as well. It's also a great way to get rid of all the Halloween left over candy. How about our Turkey Pretzel Rods? Don't they just look too cute to eat?

Here is what you'll need:


Pretzel Rods

Reese’s Pieces, orange and yellows, cut in half

Chocolate Chips, or candy melts

Candy corn, assorted

Candy Pearls

Chocolate Rice Cereal


Break Pretzel Rods in half.

Melt Chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds and stir, 15 second increments stirring after each until melted and smooth, let sit at least 5 minutes to set up just a little to make it easier to work with.

On a piece of wax paper lay out 3 candy corns in a fan shape with the pointy side in.

Using a spoon cover a Pretzel Rod with Chocolate. Leave a little extra on the top back part to stick to the candy corn.

Lay the Chocolate covered pretzel over the Candy Corn so they stick out the tops.

Apply 2 Pearls for eyes at the top end by the Candy Corn. You may need to hold them for a few seconds so they set.

Using a toothpick, dab it in the Chocolate and gently apply a dot to each pearl.

Place a half piece of a Reese’s pieces under the Pearls for the beak.

Coat with cereal for the feathers.

Let cool and set at least 30 minutes. Gently remove from wax paper and store in airtight container in cool place.

Eat and enjoy! So what do you think of our Turkey Pretzel Rods?


  1. Oh--why do I feel guilty that I want these!! I love them--they are adorable. I don't have children-but who says I have to act like an adult all the time!!!!

  2. Oh, the rods are so adorable! It will be such fun to make them. Such tasty snacks for kids, too. Maybe I will let the kids make these for my girl's birthday party? It will be a fun activity, dont you think?

    Hugs for you on a Monday!

  3. These are just adorable! My favorite combo of sweet and salty, my kids will love helping me make them too!

  4. These are so awesome!! And I can almost taste that chocolate krispie cereal. I haven't had it in years and i twas an old favorite.

  5. Oh, how cute!!! And fun for the kids to help with, too! Awesome!

  6. These are adorable! I wonder if the kids will have more fun making them or eating them.

  7. Oooooh, I love these! They are so very cute! So fun.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

      Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  8. Those didn't look too difficult yet they're super cute! FUn too!

  9. We did just celebrate Halloween, but that time flies! The pretzel rods are cute. :)

  10. Now those might be the funniest pretzle rods I have ever seen. My mom and I make candy and we make a lot of pretzles for gifts. This looks like something I should make for the kids!

  11. Those are so cute. They are perfect to snack on while waiting for the turkey to cook!

  12. Those are absolutely adorable - and so clever! They'd probably be gone in a snap!

  13. These are so cute but I probably wouldn't have any candy leftover to make them LOL

  14. I love this and will try and make these on Thanksgiving for the kids. Pinning so I don't forget. Thank you!