Hungry Happenings: Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops


Thanksgiving is two weeks from today. I'm not hosting, but always bring along some desserts, so I've been busy creating festive treats for the holiday. Today's project was inspired by a turkey t-shirt that I pinned to my Thanksgiving Crafts and Decor board. When I saw the crazy little face on the shirt, I instantly knew it needed to be made out of chocolate. 



I loved the idea of a rectangle shaped turkey, like the shirt, so I dipped some Rice Krispies Treats into milk chocolate and added some simple modeling chocolate decorations. You can use fondant or candy, like taffy, but I really enjoy the flavor combination of milk chocolate and the modeling chocolate. If you've never made modeling chocolate, give it a try. You'll be glad you did.


Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops

Ingredients:

Rice Krispies Treats (store bought or homemade)
melted and tempered pure milk chocolate or melted light Cocoa Candy Melts*
white modeling chocolate, recipe here
orange, black, and red candy coloring

*You'll use 1-1 1/2 ounces of chocolate per cereal treat, but you'll need extra for dipping. I only made three treats and filled a tall glass with about 12 ounces of milk chocolate. I had plenty left over, but needed that much in order to easily dip my treats. 

Supplies:

striped straws, long lollipop sticks, or craft sticks
baking sheet lined with parchment paper
non-stick silicone baking mat or use powdered sugar dusted on a cutting board
fondant rolling pin
knife
set of round plunger cutters (or use a #4 or 5 pastry tip and round metal cutters)

Instructions:


Dip the tip of your straw, lollipop stick, or craft stick in melted chocolate. Push it into one end of the Rice Krispie Treat. Allow that to dry. Dip the cereal treat into the melted chocolate. Remove and allow all the excess chocolate to drip off. Set it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

If using pure milk chocolate, refrigerate for 5-10 minutes until set. If using light cocoa candy melts, freeze for 5-10 minutes. Allow to come to room temperature before decorating. 


Color some modeling chocolate using red, orange and black candy coloring. See detailed instructions on my Chocolate Making Tips page. Using a fondant roller, roll all the colors of modeling chocolate out to about 1/16th of an inch. You can roll it out on a non-stick silicone baking mat or on a cutting board lightly dusted with some powdered sugar. 

Use a knife to cut out triangles from the orange for the beaks. Pinch off tiny pieces of red and roll into a tear drop, then shape into the Turkey's waddle. Use a small round plunger cutter or the tip of a #4 or 5 pastry tip to make the black pupils. Cut two different size rounds from the white using plunger cutters or round cookie cutters. 

Very lightly brush the backsides of the black pupils with water and attach them to the white eyes. I pressed down on the black pupils, flattening them a bit to get them to the size I liked before attaching them. Also use water to attach the facial features to the chocolate dipped rice cereal treat bars.


These Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. Keep at room temperature away from a direct heat source. Package in clear cellophane bags to give as gifts.


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29 comments:

  1. SO cute! I love them, Beth! Great idea:)

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  2. Who would have thought that square rice Krispie turkeys could be so cute - I love RKT and dipping them
    in chocolate makes them the perfect turkey in my eyes! :)

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    1. I was really happy with not having to shape the crispy treat. It was so easy to just dip and decorate:)

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  3. What a fun idea, can't wait to try these :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  4. These are sooo cute! Stopping by from Link Party Palooza. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Now these I would definitely have time to make for T-Day dessert!

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  6. Those are too cute! I love that they are pretty simple to make as well. At first, I was wondering how the rice krispie treats were so perfectly rectangular and then there was a sigh of relief when I realized they were the pre-made ones!
    I was wondering how I would ever be able to cut them so perfectly. Lol

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    1. I almost always use store bought Rice Krispies Treats for these types of projects. I figure if I'm dipping them in chocolate, they'll taste just as good as homemade!

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  7. I love all your cute creations. I love your turkeys. They're adorable!
    I have never use modeling chocolate is it hard to use?

    Kim

    http://www.thisolemom.com
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    1. Thanks, Kim. Modeling chocolate works just like fondant, only it tastes so much better. It's made using two ingredients, chocolate (or candy melts) and corn syrup. I have the recipe and a great step-by-step tutorial and trouble shooting guide on my Chocolate Making Tips page -> http://www.hungryhappenings.com/p/chocolate-making-tips.html

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  8. Wow, all such great ideas and so cute! I'm forwarding the these rice krispies to my aunt in case she wants to make those for the kiddies.
    Birds Cookie Cutters

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  9. Congrats! I'm just stopping by to let you know that this post was selected as an Editor's Pick for November (yes, we're a bit behind from the holidays!) over at Fun Family Crafts. :) You can see it here http://funfamilycrafts.com/editors-picks-november-2013/

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    1. Woo Hoo! Thanks, Amanda. I'm so happy you like these silly lollipops.

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  10. These turkey pops look amazing! And a nice easy recipe too, just what we all love to see :) I saw this on the Foodie Fridays link up! I would be delighted if you'd stop by http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/ and add this to the Pure Blog Love link party too!

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  11. These are too cute!! I have to make these for work. They're just too darn stinking cute! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays. Please stop by Friday with another tasty link up and see if you were featured. - Christie http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Christie. I'm sure your coworkers would love to get these treats. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  12. This is such a wonderful idea! Pinning!

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  13. Sophia and I made our version of these cute turkeys! Thanks for being a constant source of joy. Hugs Trisha

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you made some of these turkeys. They are so easy and fun. I hope you and Sophia have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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