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Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels
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5 from 4 votes

Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

Turkey pretzels are an adorable and tasty no-bake goody for your Thanksgiving festivities. For an added treat, I like to package the turkey pretzels in clear plastic cone-shaped bags topped with decorative ribbon.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 turkey pretzel
Calories: 107kcal


Turkey Pretzels (for 1 turkey pretzel)

  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 1 Pretzel Rod
  • 1 Chocolate covered cookie (See Tip 1)
  • 2 Small candy eyes (See Tip 2)
  • 7 Pieces of candy corn (See Tip 3)

Supplies for Packaging

  • 1 Clear plastic cone-shaped bag, 12-inches
  • 1 Small rubber band
  • White, orange and yellow curling ribbon (See Tip 4)
  • 1 Happy Thanksgiving tag (See Tip 5)


Turkey Pretzels

  • Melt Chocolate candy melts according to package directions until smooth. If necessary, thin melted chocolate with about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
  • Coat ¾ of pretzel rod with melted chocolate and place in center of chocolate side of cookie. (See Tip 6)
  • Before chocolate hardens, place candy eyes on top portion of chocolate covered pretzel rod. Place beak and wattle cut from piece of candy corn below eyes.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate around outer edges of the cookie. Place candy corn on melted chocolate for the feathers.

Packaging the Turkey Pretzels (optional)

  • Place turkey pretzel in cone-shaped bag, pretzel end down. Secure top with rubber band. Tie curled ribbon around rubber band.
  • Tie Happy Thanksgiving tag on bag with ribbon.


  1. I used Keebler Fudge Stripes for the cookie with a 2 ½-inch diameter, but you could use whatever chocolate covered cookie would fit the bill.
  2. Because of the size of the pretzel rod, you need to use small candy eyes. The candy eyes that I used were ¼-inch in diameter.
  3. The candy corn that I used was relatively large - about 1-inch in length. If your candy corn is smaller, you will need to use more for the feathers.
  4. I used white, orange and yellow ribbon to match the colors of the candy corn. However, feel free to use whatever ribbon you desire.
  5. For the Happy Thanksgiving tag, I downloaded a piece of clipart and printed it with an ink-jet printer. Then, I punched a hole in one corner of the tag with a hole punch. You could certainly use whatever tag design you desired or leave it off all together.
  6. When I placed the pretzel rod on the cookie, I needed something to keep it parallel to the table to ensure that it adhered properly to the cookie. I tried different things and ended up using the handle of a knife. You need to experiment here with what you have available. 


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg