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Craft the JOY of November! | Turkey Sticks

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
  • Sprinkles
  • 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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Gabrielle Howey
Gabrielle Howey
3 years ago

these are so cute- my daughter will love making these 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

3 years ago

Adorable! Best part is the tip on the leftovers from the beak! :>) Wish I had somewhere to take these. Instead, I’m baking a Ginger Pumpkin Braid for DH’s breakfast this week. Enjoy your November and thanks for the recipe!