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Rice Krispies Turkey Legs Are a Sweet, Meat-Free Thanksgiving Treat

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Don't fight over who gets the turkey legs this Thanksgiving! Make some cute Rice Krispie turkey legs with the kids. That way, this year, no one has to do without. Everyone will get a turkey leg. It may not be full of protein, but it's just as full of goodness.

In case you didn't know, Rice Krispies (also known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal marketed by Kellogg's in 1927 and released to the public in 1928.

I've been wanting to make cereal turkey legs ever since I saw them on Pinterest. I think it's a really cute idea and I wanted to guarantee everyone will get "a leg" this year. No more arguing over who gets a leg. This year, everybody wins! (Can you tell this happens a lot at my house?)

Thanksgiving dinner is always a great pastime but the most stressful thing in my opinion is figuring out something to make. Not everyone is chef status, so I am here to provide a recipe I found that uses limited ingredients, is good on time and is a great spin on traditional Rice Krispies treats. So, make some tasty, meatless turkey legs!

Here is everything you should need to make these and the directions too!


  • 8 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • White candy melts
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 pretzel rods
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Break the pretzels in half.
  2. In a small bowl, melt your white chocolate according to package instructions.
  3. Dip the ends of the pretzels into your white chocolate and press two mini marshmallows on the end of each pretzel. Set on parchment paper to let chocolate set.
  4. Dip your pretzels into the white chocolate again, making sure to coat the pretzel almost all the way to the end. Place on parchment paper to let the chocolate harden.
  5. Make your Rice Krispies mixture (either on the stove or microwave).
  6. Take a handful of the mixture and shape into a ball. Press the end of the pretzel into the ball and shape to make it look like a turkey leg.
  7. Place all your turkey legs on parchment paper for about 15 minutes to let set.
  8. Your turkey legs are now ready to be eaten, enjoy!
Don't forget to spray your hands with Pam!

Here are some examples for inspiration!

Don't forget you can watch a video on how to DIY below!

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