Forget the cranberry sauce and the green bean casserole. When it comes to Thanksgiving, the turkey is the MVP of the holiday meal. But you can now have turkey twice this Thanksgiving (once for dinner and for dessert, too) when you make these chocolate covered strawberry turkeys. They are the cutest (and sweetest) Thanksgiving treats — and you won’t even have to stuff them.
You’ll only need a few ingredients (and some patience) to create these confectionery cuties. For starters, you’ll need some strawberries of similar sizes, mini marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and dipping chocolate. This can be a fun food craft to do with your kids while you’re waiting for the real turkey to finish roasting in the oven.
Just a word of caution. When the chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are finally assembled (but not dipped in chocolate yet), they look a little more Frankenstein-ish than fit for your Thanksgiving table. But don’t worry , because a quick dip in melting chocolate quickly covers up all the assembled parts, and soon, you’ll have mini chocolate covered strawberry turkeys that everyone will want to gobble up.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys
- 12 strawberries
- 1 package melting chocolate
- 24 pretzel sticks
- 24 mini marshmallows
- Rinse and pat the strawberries dry.
- Remove stems.
- Melt chocolate.
- Break pretzel sticks in half and set aside.
- Cut marshmallows in half and stick half a pretzel piece onto the cut side of the marshmallow.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or nonstick paper.
- Dip a small portion of chocolate onto the flat side of the marshmallow and stick it to one side of the strawberry.
- Repeat for the other side, until all the “turkeys” have been assembled.
- Place turkeys on baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Remove the turkeys from the fridge and, using a wooden skewer, insert it into the strawberry stem end.
- Dip the turkey into the chocolate and allow all excess to come off before placing the turkey back onto the parchment paper.
- Repeat until all turkeys are covered.
- Once the turkeys have all been dipped, return to the fridge until hardened.
- Serve as a sweet Thanksgiving treat.