Now that Halloween is behind us, it is time to look forward to Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving really gets the shaft when it comes to fun treats and desserts. Twinkie Frankenstein Mummies are fun to make for Halloween, as as Peppermint Oreo Truffles for Christmas....but there aren't that many icons or flavors of Thanksgiving that "translate well" in to Thanksgiving.
Except the turkey.
Which might be why one of the first Thanksgiving decoration that all kids learn how to make is to make a turkey by tracing their hand (which to be honest, doesn't even look THAT much like a turkey!). But I think we an be a little more creative than that and these Turkey Rice Krispie Treats are fun to make with the kids and will be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table or even for a party at school (as long as there are no peanut allergies in the classroom)!
You are going to want to use a large pan (preferably a baking sheet or jelly roll pan) when you are making the Rice Krispie treats part of this dessert because you only want that part to be about 1 inch tall. Since you will be using a 2" cookie cutter to cut the circles, you want the circles a little flatter than when you make the treats in a, for example, 9" x 13" baking pan.
Make sure to put the Reese's Miniatures in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before you start assembling them. This will ensure that they don't get all "melty" in your hands while you are attaching them to the rice treats using the red chocolate as a "glue". The candy eyes can be found at most craft stores (Michaels, AC Moore, etc) and possibly even in the seasonal baking aisle of your local Target!
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