Thanksgiving is all about creating lasting memories with loved ones and indulging in delightful treats. Why not add an extra dash of creativity to your celebrations this year with adorable Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels? This charming snack is not only a hit with the kids but also a fun and engaging activity for the whole family.

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Why Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels Are a Hit!

  • Festive and Cute Display: Create a festive and visually appealing display with these adorable creative edible decorations!
  • Family Fun: Engage the whole family in a fun and interactive cooking activity and create cherished moments while preparing tasty treats together.
  • Kid-Friendly Delight: Entertain young guests with these playful and delicious turkey pretzels, especially when you need some alone time finishing up the meal!
  • Versatile Treat: Serve these pretzels as both a savory appetizer or a sweet dessert, offering a versatile and delightful snack option for a memorable Thanksgiving.
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How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

What You’ll Need

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The Directions

1. Melt The Chocolate: Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe glass or mason jar. Microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until melted and smooth.

2. Make a Plan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange candy corns into turkey “crowns” using 7 candy corns for each crown. Laying out the crowns will help you map out how many turkeys you can fit on one sheet tray.

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3. Coat the Pretzel Rods: Dip the top third of a pretzel rod in the melted chocolate. Let excess drip off. Place the pretzel on top of a candy corn crown. Adjust candy corns if necessary making sure each it touching the chocolate covered pretzel. Use another candy corn to prop up the bottom of the rod so it will be level. Place in freezer for 5 minutes to set chocolate.

4. Add the Details: Use more melted chocolate (you may have to reheat it) to attach the candy eyes and orange chocolate candies for the beak, creating the turkey’s face.

5. Set in Freezer: Place the assembled turkeys in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set again.

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Tips for Making This Edible Craft

  • Smooth Chocolate Tip: Achieve a smoother chocolate texture and improved setting by melting coconut oil with the chocolate chips. This aids in easy melting and ensures a firm set when chilled. With that said, if you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can still make these with just melted chocolate chips!
  • Plan Ahead for Dipping: Before you start dipping, organize the candy corn crowns in advance to determine the number of pretzel rods you can comfortably accommodate.
  • Quick Fix in the Freezer: If you encounter any difficulties during the process, utilize the freezer to help the chocolate harden quickly. Chilling resolves any slipping or sliding issues that may come up when trying to add the face details.
  • Embrace the Quirks: Don’t fret over minor imperfections! While these treats might be a tad intricate to make, embrace the fun and quirks that arise. Remember, the ‘mess-ups’ add to the character and charm of your homemade creations!
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More Kid Friendly Fall Treats

If you’re looking for a fun and festive, kid friendly activity for Thanksgiving this year, these Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels are the answer! They’re perfect for school parties or other fall get togethers. There’s nothing better than an edible craft!

Let me know any questions you have in the comments and tag me on social media if you make these this year!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

Whether you're creating a fun activity for the kids or simply looking for a festive and tasty treat, these Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels are sure to bring joy and laughter to your Thanksgiving festivities.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing Time: 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 10 pretzel rods
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, optional
  • 20 candy eyes
  • 70 candy corn
  • 10 orange chocolate coated candies

Instructions 

  • Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe glass or mason jar. Microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until melted and smooth.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange candy corns into turkey “crowns” using 7 candy corns for each crown. Laying out the crowns will help you map out how many turkeys you can fit on one sheet tray.
  • Dip the top third of a pretzel rod in the melted chocolate. Let excess drip off. Place the pretzel on top of a candy corn crown. Adjust candy corns if necessary making sure each it touching the chocolate covered pretzel. Use another candy corn to prop up the bottom of the rod so it will be level. Place in freezer for 5 minutes to allow chocolate to set.
  • Use more melted chocolate (you may have to reheat it) to attach the candy eyes and orange chocolate candies for the beak, creating the turkey's face.
  • Place the assembled turkeys in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set again.

Notes

Smooth Chocolate Tip: Achieve a smoother chocolate texture and improved setting by melting coconut oil with the chocolate chips. This aids in easy melting and ensures a firm set when chilled. With that said, if you don’t have coconut oil on hand, you can still make these with just melted chocolate chips!
Plan Ahead for Dipping: Before you start dipping, organize the candy corn crowns in advance to determine the number of pretzel rods you can comfortably accommodate on the sheet tray.
Quick Fix in the Freezer: If you encounter any difficulties during the process, utilize the freezer to help the chocolate harden quickly. Chilling resolves any slipping or sliding issues that may come up when trying to add the face details.
Embrace the Quirks: Don’t fret over minor imperfections! While these treats might be a tad intricate to make, embrace the fun and quirks that arise. Remember, the ‘mess-ups’ add to the character and charm of your homemade creations!

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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