Turkey Treats

Matthew Beyer, Viking Voices Editor

Turkey Treats are a fun, easy dessert to make, and they’re a creative way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

When I think about Thanksgiving, one of the first things that comes to mind is turkey. Turkey Treats are made with a Rice Krispie Treat base, followed by a chocolate wafer, candy eyes and candy corn. Turkey Treats are very fun and easy to make. When making Turkey Treats, you get to show your creativity, as well as celebrate Thanksgiving. Next time you are thinking about how to impress your family during Thanksgiving, you will have to try out Turkey Treats!


For the Rice Krispie Treats:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 10oz bag marshmallows
  • 5 cup Rice Krispies cereal

For the turkeys:

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted
  • 12 chocolate wafers (or Hershey Kisses)
  • candy corn
  • candy eyes
  • orange M&Ms


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat and quickly fold in the cereal, until completely coated.
  2. Press lightly into a buttered 13×9 baking sheet. Allow to set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter (or whatever desired size), cut circles into the Rice Krispies. Eat discards immediately.
  4. Using the melted semi-sweet chocolate, attach about 5 candy corn for feathers, one wafer for the face, two eyes and half of an orange M&M for the beak. Feel free to add a red candy (or pipe on red candy melts) for the waddle.
  5. ENJOY!

(Recipe from https://www.shugarysweets.com.)