These Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Treats turkey pops are such a fun family activity to try this Thanksgiving. This is such a fun turkey day treat to make with the kids!
Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Treats
What Thanksgiving craft is edible, kid-friendly, and cute? These DIY chocolate Rice Krispies Treat turkey pops! Learn how to make these fun and delicious treat, just in time for Thanksgiving!
A cute Thanksgiving dessert for kids
These turkey pops were pretty easy to make and obviously, delicious to eat! You basically make the Rice Krispies treats as you normally would, but adding chocolate and rolling them out makes the nice brown turkey base that is much easy to work with. Make these at home, and let your kids do the decorating. We will be making more tonight!
Chocolate Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Treats
You will need:
For the Rice Krispies Treats
- Candy corn
- Edible googly eyes (these are Wilton, get them here)
- Lollipop sticks
- Tube of brown frosting (optional – easier for kids to use)
Step 1 – Make the chocolate krispy treats
Start with these turkey Rice Krispies Treats by melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the marshmallows and melt the mixture completely. Slowly stir in the chocolate chips, leaving a handful aside for later. When all ingredients are completely combined, remove the pan from heat and slowly stir in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal with a spatula, making sure they are all coated with the chocolate marshmallow mixture.
Step 2 – Press marshmallow mixture into cookie sheet
Transfer the chocolate marshmallow Rice Krispies mixture into your cookie sheet, completely covering the surface and pressing it along the edges. Grab a piece of wax paper large enough to fit the cookie sheet and place it over the mixture. Take a rolling pin and roll it gently over the wax paper-covered mixture until it’s nice and flat. Allow them to cool for 20 minutes.
Step 3 – Cut Rice Krispies Treats into rectangles
Cut your Chocolate Rice Krispies treats into rectangles, about 3 inches or so, and carefully place a lollipop stick into the bottom of each.
Step 4 – Decorate the turkey rice krispie treats
Now it’s time to take the chocolate chips you set aside and melt them in a saucepan. This will be your “glue” to stick on the candy to create the turkey. Dab the melted chocolate onto the respective areas where you’d like to stick the candy corn. Once you’ve put on the feathers, eyes, and beak, allow your treats to set for about an hour. Store in an air-tight container.
Thanksgiving Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops
- 13 x 9 cookie sheet
- Wax or parchment paper
For the Rice Krispies Treats
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 1 10 oz. package mini marshmallows
- 6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 bag
- candy corn
- edible googly eyes these are Wilton, get them here
- lollipop sticks
- tube of brown frosting or extra chocolate chips if possible, for kids to use
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the marshmallows and melt the mixture completely. Slowly stir in the chocolate chips, leaving a handful aside for later.
- Remove the pan from heat and slowly stir in the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal with a spatula, making sure they are all coated with the marshmallow mixture.
- Transfer Rice Krispies mixture into your cookie sheet, completely covering the surface and pressing it along the edges. Cover the mixture with a piece of wax paper, and roll gently over the wax paper-covered mixture with a rolling pin until flat. Allow Rice Krispies treats to cool for 20 minutes.
- Cut your chocolate Rice Krispies treats into 3-inch rectangles and place a lollipop stick into the bottom of each, about half of the way up.
- Melt extra chocolate chips into a saucepan. This will be your “glue” to stick on the candy to create the turkey. Dab the melted chocolate onto each area where you’d like to stick the candy corn. Once you’ve put on the feathers, eyes & beak, let treats set for about an hour. Store in an air-tight container.
Enjoy these Rice Krispie treat turkeys!
I was really excited about how these turned out, I didn’t know how the chocolate would set in the recipe. If you have enough time, make these to hand out at schools, parties, and other Thanksgiving gatherings, you can up the gift presentation by placing each turkey pop in a plastic bag and tie with a matching ribbon.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
These rice krispy turkeys taste great and my kids love them, I’ll be using these as the models for the kids to decorate tonight. I am going to get a little tube of icing so they won’t have to deal with hot melted chocolate. Make sure you add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies to your shopping list!
More fun Thanksgiving activities for kids
- Thanksgiving Turkey Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats Recipe
- Make Your Own Paper Plate Turkey Hats
I have partnered with Kellogg’s for the Champions of Great Starts program. I have been a fan of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies forever! Although compensated, all opinions expressed are my own.