Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys
The kids will be delighted with these Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys. Plan on making them every year as they will become anticipated favorites.
Striped straws, long lollipop sticks, or craft sticks
Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Non-stick silicone baking mat or use powdered sugar dusted on a cutting board
Fondant rolling pin
Set of round plunger cutters (or use a #4 or 5 pastry tip and round metal cutters)
1-1 1/2 ounces of chocolate per cereal treat, but you’ll need extra for dipping. I only made three treats and filled a tall glass with about 12 ounces of milk chocolate. I had plenty left over, but needed that much in order to easily dip my treats.
Buy or make your own Rice Krispie Treats.
Dip the tip of your straw, lollipop stick, or craft stick in melted chocolate. Push it into one end of the Rice Krispie Treat. Allow that to dry. Dip the cereal treat into the melted chocolate. Remove and allow all the excess chocolate to drip off. Set it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
If using pure milk chocolate, refrigerate for 5-10 minutes until set. If using light cocoa candy melts, freeze for 5-10 minutes. Allow to come to room temperature before decorating.
Color some modeling chocolate using red, orange and black candy coloring. Using a fondant roller, roll all the colors of modeling chocolate out to about 1/16th of an inch. You can roll it out on a non-stick silicone baking mat or on a cutting board lightly dusted with some powdered sugar.
Use a knife to cut out triangles from the orange for the beaks. Pinch off tiny pieces of red and roll into a tear drop, then shape into the Turkey’s waddle. Use a small round plunger cutter or the tip of a #4 or 5 pastry tip to make the black pupils. Cut two different size rounds from the white using plunger cutters or round cookie cutters.
Very lightly brush the backsides of the black pupils with water and attach them to the white eyes. I pressed down on the black pupils, flattening them a bit to get them to the size I liked before attaching them. Also use water to attach the facial features to the chocolate dipped rice cereal treat bars.
These Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. Keep at room temperature away from a direct heat source. Package in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts.
Beth Jackson Klosterboer is the author of Hungry Halloween featuring Movie Monster Munchies, Bewitched Buffet, and Dead Man\'s Diner. She has been a chocolatier and party planner for over 20 years and creates edible crafts which she features on her her blogs, http:www.HungryHappenings.com and http://www.HungryHalloween.com.
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