I was making snacks for my kids one day and thought of these turkey treats. Actually, I was going to make them porcupines, but as I started to make them, I felt like the turkey theme seemed more appropriate for the season. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to turn one of our favorite snacks, peanut butter and pretzels, into cute little turkeys. With the addition of candy eyeballs, a pine nut beak and a Craisin gobble. So simple but fun. I’m not a big pretzels person, but my kids love to have the pretzel and peanut butter combo. As a mom, I like that it brings in a good protein with a decent carb. Thanksgiving is such a family centered holiday, and it is fun to lead up to it more than usual. You can do this through crafts, treats, conversations about thankfulness and embracing the fall flavors. Fall really does have to be one of my very most favorite times of the year.
I made three of them, but there was way too much peanut butter for all three kids. I would just make one little turkey and then have additional pretzels in a bowl unless you have a lot of kids. I made the peanut butter ball by using a cookie scoop. then, I just stuck everything else in or on the peanut butter as shown.
I love seeing the smiles on their faces as they see the whimsical fun. It was such a simple thing to do, but they were super excited about how I vamped up a snack we have all the time. The only down side was when the girls turned away from the snack and Corban ate up all the candy eye balls. I made sure they got more.
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