Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Turkeys Are the Thanksgiving Dessert You Didn't Know You Needed
When I picture a table of Thanksgiving desserts, I typically imagine things like apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies. Something that's usually not on my radar? Chocolate-covered strawberries. But since I'm the type of person who thinks the more desserts the better, I'm not opposed to adding them into the Thanksgiving dessert rotation, especially when they look like little turkeys! This recipe by YouTuber Awesmr Pop makes for a cute (and hilarious) Thanksgiving-themed dessert or snack that's bound to get everyone's attention.
While the chocolate-covered-strawberry turkeys are a pinch more tedious, they won't take nearly as long to make as pie would. Compared to traditional chocolate-dipped strawberries, this recipe requires just two extra steps. In addition to the ingredients below, you only need a few microwave-safe bowls, a skewer, and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Want to give it a try? Keep reading for the recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to make chocolate-covered-strawberry turkeys.
Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Turkeys Recipe
- Mini marshmallows (2 per strawberry)
- Mini pretzel sticks, snapped in half (2 per strawberry)
- 1 3/4 cups milk-chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white-chocolate chips
- Using scissor, snip one corner off each of the mini marshmallows.
- To melt the chocolate, place the milk-chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of the white-chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in your microwave until melted and smooth, pausing every 30 seconds to stir. Set aside.
- In a separate microwave-safe bowl, add a few tablespoons of white-chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave and set aside. (This chocolate will be for the turkey legs later on in the process.)
- To assemble, stick a pretzel in the smaller end of the cut marshmallows. Repeat until you have two "legs" for each of your strawberries.
- To attach the legs to the strawberry, dip the snipped end of the marshmallow into the melted milk chocolate and white chocolate mixture. Then, stick the chocolate-dipped side of the marshmallow onto the side of the strawberry. Continue until each strawberry has a marshmallow and pretzel stick on each side.
- Place your strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place the sheet in the fridge for about 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is completely set.
- Once the legs are set, insert a skewer into the top of the strawberry, about an inch deep.
- Then, using the skewer, dip the strawberry into the bowl of melted chocolates until the entire strawberry is evenly coated. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
- Once the strawberry is dipped, place it back on the lined baking sheet and remove the skewer.
- When all your strawberries are dipped, place the tray into the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden.
- Once the chocolate is entirely set, remove the strawberries from the fridge. Dip the bottom of each leg into the bowl of melted white chocolate, then place the strawberry back on the lined baking sheet. Once you've dipped all the legs, allow the white chocolate to set in the fridge.
- Once the white chocolate is set, you're all done. Enjoy!