Thanksgiving is a time filled with food, and I know you are probably busy mashing potatoes, stuffing turkeys, baking pies, and waiting for rolls to rise. However, the kids might need something to keep them busy and to stay the constant inquiries about whether they can help make a large mess with the potatoes and gravy.
I have the answer for you! Grab an older cousin or a grandma or a cool aunt and get those little helping hands going with these Easy Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys! They are darling and the kids will love creating something delicious and cute.
First, gather your supplies:
- Pretzel rods
- Candy corn
- Chocolate frosting (premade is an option to make it even easier!)
- Chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
- Candy eyes
- Butter knife
- Waxed paper or another clean flat surface
Easy Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys
Pull the pretzel rods out of the bag and separate the broken ones (there are bound to be a few!) from the good ones. You can snack on the broken ones while you create your turkeys
Open up a chocolate sandwich cookie and lay 8 candy corn on the cookie in a fan shape with the white tips pointing inward. Place these on a sheet of waxed paper or another flat surface. You will lay your chocolate-dipped pretzel on top of them.
Dip half of the pretzel rod in your frosting (if you are using a premade frosting, you might want to pop it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds). Using the back of a spoon, make peaks on the frosting to resemble turkey feathers. Lay on top of premade candy corn fan.
Place the eyes on your turkey while the frosting is still wet. As it dries, it will help them stick. Use a butter knife to shape a piece of the orange candy corn into a beak.
The cutest and easy-to-use candy eyes can be found here.
Allow your turkeys to dry or eat them right away…I won’t tell.
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