Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rice Krispie Treat Turkey Legs - EASY DIY COOKIE FOR HOLIDAYS - 52 Cookie Recipes

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Aren't these just about as cute as it gets?

I made these for our Children's Church snack time and they were the hot of the day!  I made sure each of the kids got one to eat and an extra one to give to their parents.  Of all the snacks and clever presentations I have ever made, this was the one that everyone wanted to know the "secret".

Not much really and incredibly easy considering the huge payoff.  Stripped to the basics, it is Rice Krispie Treats wrapped around a pretzel rod with one end coated in white chocolate.

But it is the knuckles that are the clever part... Look at the photo below, bottom right side... see the mini marshmallows?

What kid doesn't like the idea of eating a turkey leg???


Keep scrolling down to see this easy to follow recipe...

Well, the secret to the presentation is the clever knuckle joint at one end made of mini marshmallows...  Just slice them half way through and use the sticky parts to adhere to the pretzel just before you dip.

 OK... Here's what I did...

Rice Krispie Treat
Turkey Legs

  • 24 Thick Pretzel Rods Either broken or buy the short fatter ones about 3 or 4 inches long
  • 48 Miniature Marshmallows to form the joint knobs
  • 2 Cups White Chocolate Melting discs, melted in microwave at 15 second bursts, stir and repeat until just fully melted DO NOT OVER HEAT.
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Butter
  • 1 Big Bag (16 OZ) Generic BUT FRESH Miniature Marshmallows
  • 9 Cups Generic Krispie Rice Cereal (Can use "Cocoa Pebbles for darker turkey meat look)
Cooking Directions
  1. FIRST, PRE ASSEMBLE THE BONES... Lay out a long sheet of waxed paper. make a slice in each of the miniature marshmallows half way through so they can be opened like a book. set aside for the knuckle of the bone.
  2. Add two of the marshmallows to one end of each pretzel rod. Open them like a book so the sticky insides adhere to the end of the pretzel. Firmly press together.
  3. NEXT, MELT THE WHITE CHOCOLATE MELTING DISCS... In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate melting discs according to package directions. I do the 15 second microwave burst method, stirring in between each burst. Be careful not to OVER COOK, white chocolate burns.
  4. NOW COAT HALF OF EACH PRETZEL (the half with the marshmallow knuckles). With the chocolate wet and creamy, dip the pretzel and "knuckle" and up the rod about half way (the remaining will be covered by the rice krispie treat. Holdup until the chocolate starts to set before you set this down on the wax paper. The longer you hold, the better the knuckles will look. Repeat until all 24 are coated.
  5. Set the knuckles aside while you MAKE THE RICE KRISPIE TREATS FOR THE "TURKEY MEAT" PART OF THE LEGS...
  6. In a LARGE Microwave safe bowl, add marshmallows and butter, zap for 30 seconds, stir to mix, repeat until marshmallows are just melted... Do NOT over heat. I zapped three times, 1 minute 30 seconds total.
  7. Stir to mix and combine.
  8. Add the Krispie Rice Cereal to the marshmallow goo and mix. Fold until the krispies have also become colored.
  9. Spread in an even layer about 1 inch thick in a waxed paper lined jelly roll. Allow to cool for a 1/2f hour until the treats are soft but not too sft. no longer tacky to the touch, but still pliable.
  10. NOW MAKE THE TURKEY LEGS... Take about 1/2 Cup of the Rice Krispie Treat and fold around the uncoated part of the Turkey Bone, pressing to form the look of a turkey leg, leaving 1/3 of the bone uncovered by treat and the remaining tapered to form a rounded top... Like a Turkey leg.
  11. Set them back on the waxed paper to fry and properly harden.
  12. Serve to amazed kids and adults alike and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook COOKIE, BARS and TRUFFLES"!!!

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