Candy Turkey Pretzels

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These Rolo Candy Turkey Pretzels are the perfect easy and fun treat for Thanksgiving. They are ready in minutes and will surely impress your guests!

looking down on turkey pretzels on a board

 

These Turkey Pretzels are such a fun and easy treat for the holidays. They are the perfect balance of salty, sweet and downright cute! Plus they are ready in just minutes, no mixing or actual baking required. You do put them in the oven for a minute to slightly melt the chocolate. But you could also use the microwave for that.

If you have ever had the Rolo Pretzels at Christmas, these are very similar. Just adding a little bit of candy corn to make it festive for Thanksgiving!

turkey pretzel ingredients

Why You’ll Love These Turkey Pretzels

  • Easy – A few store bought ingredients is all it takes and then you just assemble. No mixing, measuring or anything complicated.
  • Fun – who doesn’t love themed treats?! Both the kids and adults will love how cute these are and be asking for them year after year.
  • Fast – all it takes is about 20 minutes from when you start and these are done. That includes unwrapping the candy! So you will definitely have time to assemble these before the big day.

What You’ll Need

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  • Pretzels
  • Rolo Candy
  • Candy Eyes
  • Reese’s Pieces – you could also use orange and yellow M&M’s
  • Candy Corn
turkey pretzels assembled on a baking sheet

How To Make Candy Turkey Pretzels

  • Arrange the pretzels onto a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 2-3 minutes, just until the chocolate starts to look wet. You don’t want to actually melt the candy too much or it will flatten. Just enough that the candy will stick.
  • Remove from the oven and arrange the 3 candy corn on the top to make the feathers, place the candy eyes in the center and then add the yellow or orange candy to make the beak.
  • Place in the fridge to harden for about 15 minutes or you can leave at room temperature.
a board with turkey pretzels on it

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • If you are struggling to get the “feathers” to stick in the top, cut off the white tip of the candy corn. This will give you a flat surface that will stick to the melted chocolate easily.
  • Make as many or as few as you like! I wrote the recipe to make 12 turkey pretzels, but you could have an assembly line and make dozens in not a lot of time if you are hosting a big get together.
  • You can also swap out the Rolo candy (sometimes they can be a little harder to find) for a peanut butter cup. You would still follow the same method to soften the chocolate so it acts as a glue to hold all of the candy in place.
  • These are great to make ahead. They will last for 5-6 days in an airtight container. So it is great to have the kids help and make a few days before you need them.
turkey pretzels set up on a cutting board

More Fun Fall Treats

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5 from 2 votes

Turkey Pretzels

By Erin
These Rolo Candy Turkey Pretzels are the perfect easy and fun treat for Thanksgiving. They are ready in minutes and will surely impress your guests!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 17 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 12 mini pretzels
  • 12 rolo candies, unwrapped
  • 36 pieces candy
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 12 yellow or orange Reese’s Pieces

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 250º F.
  • Arrange pretzels on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for about 2 minutes until the chocolate is shiny and soft, but not melted.
  • Remove from the oven and place the 3 candy corn feathers into the top of the rolo candy.
  • Place 2 eyes onto the top center of the rolo candy.
  • Stand 1 orange or yellow piece of candy between the eyes for a beak.
  • Place in the fridge for 15 minutes for the chocolate to set up.
  • Remove and serve or store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you are struggling to get the "feathers" to stick in the top, cut off the white tip of the candy corn. This will give you a flat surface that will stick to the melted chocolate easily.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 372mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 172
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5 Comments

  1. OMG, those are so adorable! I love themed sweets like this that aren’t too difficult to make. I can’t wait to try these!