Gobble, gobble! How adorable is this Turkey Pretzel Jar? With yummy, sprinkle covered “feathers” sticking out, this is sweet treat is perfect for dressing up your holiday table or for bringing in for a teacher snack. Easy to make and so much fun to give, this is an affordable DIY that makes a pretty grand impression. Everyone who sees it is sure to ooh and ahh over this cute turkey!
What You’ll Need To Make A Turkey Pretzel Jar:
- Pretzel rods
- Dark cocoa candy melts
- Fall sprinkles
- Mason jar
- Large googly eyes
- Red felt
- Orange felt
- Hot glue
- Parchment paper
- Brown candy to fill jar with (I used Hershey Drops, but brown M&M’s or chocolate covered raisins would work as well!)
How To Make A Turkey Pretzel Jar:
Melt the candy melts according to package instructions. When I am covering pretzels I like to melt my candy melts in a cup making it easy to dunk the rods into.
Prep your counter while the candy is melting. Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Pour a pile of sprinkles for rolling your dipped pretzels in.
Once the candy is melted, cover the end of your pretzel rod.
Working quickly, roll your pretzel rod in the fall sprinkles.
Place the rod on the parchment paper to harden.
Fill your mason jar with brown candy.
Cut out an orange triangle (beak) and a red wavy shape (wattle).
Hot glue eyes, beak and wattle to the jar.
Once the pretzel rods have hardened, push them into the candy in the jar.
Pro Tip: Parchment paper is so important for this! Not only does it make clean up so easy, but nothing will stick to it. Aluminum foil and wax paper can stick to the covered pretzel and cause other problems. I honestly have been using parchment paper for just about everything in my kitchen! I love it. Try it and I think you will be hooked too.