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Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs Recipe

We love having the family around during the holidays. These fun turkey legs are a great recipe the kids would love to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, Dessert, thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Recipes
Servings: 25
Calories: 224kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Glass Measuring Cup
  • Rocking Knife

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips 1 package, divided
  • 60 miniature marshmallows
  • 30 3 inch pretzel rods
  • 22 ounces wrapped caramels 2 (11 ounce packages)
  • 11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips 1 package
  • cup chopped peanuts optional
  • 1 Tablespoon sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl microwave 1/3 cup of white chips until melted. Stirring every 20 seconds until smooth.
  • Dip the tip of each pretzel rod into the melted white chocolate and stick 2 mini marshmallows onto the melted chocolate.
  • Place on the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until the white chocolate sets up.
  • Place the remaining white chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt them in the microwave.
  • Stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.
  • Dip the marshmallow end of the turkey leg into the white chocolate. I found it easier to spoon the white chocolate around the pretzel rod. Leave about 3/4 inch at the end that is not covered in white chocolate.
  • Be sure to tap off any excess chocolate so you will have enough to do all of your turkey legs.
  • Place them back onto the same parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for another 5 minutes.
  • Soften 2 caramels in the microwave for about 10-12 seconds just until soft.
  • Mold 2 caramels around the end of the turkey leg that has not yet been dipped in chocolate.
  • Place back onto baking sheet after you do each leg with caramel.
  • Melt the milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds until melted and smooth.
  • Dip the caramel end of each turkey leg in the melted milk chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate.
  • Place back onto the parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped nuts, sprinkles, or leave it plain.
  • Let the turkey legs set up for about 10 minutes and then they are ready to serve.

Notes

  • Optional ingredients are included in nutritional information

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg