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Chikin' Legs Rice Krispie Treats

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Or turkey legs! Impress your Thanksgiving guests with this fun dessert! Great too for April Fool's Day, July 4th cookouts, or for any fried chicken lover!

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Ingredients

  • Large pretzel rods
  • White melting chocolate (I used about 5 to 6-ounces white chocolate chips)
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag white mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter (I used salted)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bran Flakes cereal (I used flakes from General Mills Raisin Nut Bran)

Details

Servings 6
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

These are made in a 4-step process. Check out my photo tutorial here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207940135844102&l=48aaac2966.

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. For "chicken" legs, I broke about 1-inch off the pretzel rods. Attach 2 marshmallows (side-by-side on their ends) to one end of rods with a little melted chocolate. Place on the waxed paper and let set until hardened.

Melt white chocolate according to package directions. (I added a dab of peanut butter just for color) Coat the rods with the melted chocolate, completely covering the marshmallows and about two-thirds of the rod, leaving about 2-inch at the end uncoated. (It will be covered up later.) Place on waxed paper to harden. (To speed the process, as I finished each one, I held it in front of a standing fan until hardened!)

To make the Rice Krispie treats:
Very lightly spray a large bowl or pot with cooking spray (I just sprayed my hand and smeared it in); add the rice krispies and set aside.

In a 1-quart nonstick saucepan, melt the butter; stir in the marshmallows just until melted. (Or microwave as package of marshmallows directs.) Pour over the cereal and stir gently until well combined. Let cool for about 5 minutes. On a plate, spray a puddle of cooking spray in the center for coating your hands while shaping the legs. Set aside.

To make the legs:
Mound a pile of the cereal mixture on top of the uncoated end of each "bone". Dab fingers in the cooking spray and rub hands together; then firmly press the mixture around each bone and shape the legs.

Crush some bran flakes in a pie plate. Place some larger flakes in a separate small bowl. Reheat any leftover white chocolate in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or just until barely melted. Stir in about a teaspoon of peanut butter for color. Coat the rice krispie part of the leg (I did one side at a time using the back of a teaspoon) with the melted chocolate. This is the glue for the bran flakes and it will also keep the chicken legs from falling apart. Immediately, sprinkle crushed flakes on the outside, pressing gently into place. Place on waxed paper to set. Continue with remaining legs. For extra-crispy legs, coat the back side of larger flakes with a dab of melted chocolate and press randomly on the outside of them as desired.

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