I’ve got a fun Thanksgiving day treat/table decoration idea for you today.
These cute chocolate-dipped marshmallow turkeys are so fun to decorate your Thanksgiving table with. They make darling place setting treats and you can even write names on the leaves and use them as name cards at each setting.
They are simple to make and your kids and grandkids will LOVE them. Actually, the adults probably will too — I made them a couple years ago and I think my brother-in-law ended up eating all the leftovers!
The leaf acts as the turkey feathers so feel free to use any color for the leaves that you want.
This picture shows them with different leaf colors.
- Dipping chocolate or candy melts
- Large marshmallows
- Candy Corns
- Candy eyes
- Sucker sticks
- Paper leafs
- Melt chocolate in a small, deep dish. I like to use my glass pyrex 2-cup measuring cup because then the chocolate is deep and easy to dip the marshmallows into. I usually melt mine in the microwave on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, then stir it really well. If it still needs more time, continue cooking it at 50 percent power in 30 second increments. You can also turn your oven to 170 degrees and place the dish of chocolate in there for 10 minutes or so.
- Poke the sucker stick through two large marshmallows, make sure they are touching.
- Dip marshmallows into chocolate, swirl around until completely coated. Allow excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place candy eyes and candy corn on while chocolate is still wet.
- Place on wax paper until chocolate is set.
- Place one marshmallow turkey on top of a paper leaf and put at each place setting
If you are going to use some of the turkeys maybe in a centerpiece and want them to be standing, place a small dab of chocolate on the leaf and then gently press onto the back of the turkey. Also, if you live in Salt Lake, I buy the candy eyes at Orson Gygi’s or Bakers Cash and Carry in Murray.