Pretzel Tailed Turkey Treats

Get your kids in the "Turkey Day" spirit with this fun and fancy recipe. With candy corn feathers and pretzel tails, these funny-faced turkeys are almost too cute to gobble up.


6 servings


3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (10 ounce, about 40) package regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature
6 cups Kellogg's® Cocoa Krispies® cereal
creamy peanut butter
Kellogg's® Cocoa Krispies® cereal
pretzel twists
pretzel sticks
canned frosting or decorating gel
assorted candies


In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Add cereal. Stir until well coated. Cool slightly. Cut warm cereal mixture into two different sized circles using two sizes of circle cookie cutters for the turkey bodies (depending on size of cutters). Cool.

Spread peanut butter on bottom of the smaller circular pieces; attach this to a larger circular piece to form the turkey body. Insert pretzel twists into body for tail feathers. Insert pretzel sticks for legs. Use frosting to attach candies for eyes and beak. Best if served the same day.

Estimated Time

Total Time: 40 minutes

Additional Information

Microwave directions: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 through 4 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.


Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

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