These fun and easy turkey decorated chocolate and peanut butter rice krispie treats are perfect for Thanksgiving classroom parties or your holiday dessert table. They are no bake and easy to make!
If you are looking for a fun Thanksgiving sweet treat that is a little bit different than the traditional pumpkin or pecan pie, look no further. These fun chocolate dipped rice crispy treats are decorated up like turkeys. They don’t take any oven space and they will be popular with kids and adults alike.
These fun treats are special at every turn. First, they are no ordinary rice crispy treats.
Oh no, my friends, these babies start with delicious bars that are loaded to the gills with chocolate and peanut butter. Get the recipe for these stupendous chocolate peanut butter krispie bars and you are already off on the right foot.
There is enough marshmallow to give you that chew and enough cereal to give you the crunch, but the chocolate and peanut butter really bring the goodness. They taste absolutely fabulous.
Turning Rice Krispie Treats into Turkeys Perfect for Thanksgiving
As if that wasn’t enough, the resulting pieces of crispy treat are dunked into melted milk chocolate. You could go full immersion, but I opted to just dip the top.
I used a high quality great tasting compound chocolate. That way I didn’t have to worry so much about hitting the exact right temperatures.
If you are using bar chocolate, you’ll want to temper it before you coat your bars to get a glossy finish. No matter which method you use to coat them, they are bound to be delicious.
Once you take each dipped cereal bar out of the chocolate, you’ll want to decorate it. I used colorful chocolate coated sunflower seeds for the tail feathers.
As you can see, these fun treats come together really quick and easily. They can be made several days in advance and stored at room temperature as well.
More Cute Themed Treat Ideas
Another cute way to do turkeys is with candy corn feathers and beaks. I made Tom the turkey cupcakes last year, but you could do a similar design on cereal bars if you’d like.
If you are in the cookie mood, you could do a sugar cookie dressed up with candy corn as a Turkey. Or turn mini donuts into turkeys with m&ms for another cute and easy treat!
Now that I’ve decorated mummy rice crispy treats and monster cereal bars for Halloween and these for Thanksgiving, I feel like I need to do a Christmas version as well. Does anyone have any fun ideas for those?
How far in advance can I make dipped rice krispie treats?
If kept in an airtight container at room temperature, you can store these rice krispie treats for up to 5 days. However, like most things they are better within a day or two of being made.
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- 1 recipe chocolate peanut butter krispie bars
- 1 pound milk chocolate compound chocolate
- 36 small candy eyeballs
- 1 cup or so candy coated sunflower seeds
- Cut rice krispie bars into rectangle that are about 2″ by 3″.
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Dip one face of a rice krispie bar into the melted chocolate. Place chocolate side up on a piece of wax paper.
- Quickly affix two eyeballs in the center of the bar. Then make a half circle of assorted sunflower seeds for tail feathers. Use an orange or yellow sunflower seed as a beak and a red one as a gobbler to complete the face.
- Repeat with remaining bars and candies.
- Once completely set, store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.
You can use a pan of regular marshmallow based rice krispie treats if you prefer them to the chocolate peanut butter version.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.