I LOVE cooking- and for about 2 years, when my older son Ryan was first born, I took a break from my criminal law practice and went into catering. (My family has long been in the restaurant business) Fun fact: During that time, I got my mom and dad a surprise wedding on Food network! (you can see it here!)
There’s not many a recipe I can’t recreate- and Sundays are often spent in the kitchen happily cooking. But baking? Nope. No can do. Mama just is not a baker.
So what’s a girl to do when there’s a bake sale at school and goodies to be made?
Bring on the melted chocolate and go dipping!
Since we are celebrating the little joys of Thanksgiving- I thought this would be a fun idea I first came across on Pinterest to share with you. They are adorable treats for school or the kiddie table on Turkey day- or would even make cool placeholders! And they are so easy and fun to make!
Here are the ingredients I used:
- UTZ Pretzel rods (The ones in the cylinder container- a little more expensive than the bagged ones but they are all perfect. No broken ones!)
- Melting chocolate- (whatever kind you’d like- I simply melted nestle chocolate chips.)
- Ritz (or round) Crackers
- Candy Corn
- Candy google eyes. (They need to be edible because- well, safety!)
- Paper plates
- Parchment paper
I made an assembly line of the ingredients before I began- and lined a few paper plates with the parchment paper. You will place the Turkey Sticks on these to chill and harden in the fridge.
Then- it was pretty easy:
- Melt the chocolate
- Spoon melted chocolate on the top of a cracker
- Place the cracker on the parchment lined paper plate
- Place the candy corns in a pattern like a turkey tail on the cracker. Let go of the urge to make it perfect.
- Next, spoon melted chocolate on the pretzel stick. Don’t dip- you’ll use up too much chocolate-
- Place the chocolate covered pretzel on top of the “tail” cracker
- Add google eyes to the pretzel stick
- Clip the white tip off a candy corn and use it as a beak. Eat the remaining part of the candy corn.
- Add sprinkles to the pretzel stick if you’d like.
- Chill for about 30 minutes.
- Once they are set, you can stack them in a container and save them to gobble up later! 🙂
Like it? Let me know ion the comments! And be sure to check out other Thanksgiving JOY posts here on the blog now thru November 27th, 2019.
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