Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys

These chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are the perfect last minute dessert for Thanksgiving! They are so cute and festive. These are such to impress both the children and adults! With just a few readily available ingredients – fresh strawberries, chocolate, coconut oil, white chocolate, mini marshmallows and pretzel sticks – you can create these adorable turkey-themed treats! If you’re looking for a gluten free or dairy free option, simply opt for gluten free pretzels and dairy free chocolate. These chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are not only simple to make but can also be prepared in advance, making them a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving spread! I have been loving seeing these all over social media (I did not think of this idea and I’m not sure who thought of it, but it’s absolutely genius)!

Why You’ll Love These Chocolate Turkeys

They are super kid-friendly!

These chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are easy and fun to make.

They are great to make ahead of time or as a last minute dessert.

These chocolate turkeys are a great way to switch it up from the typical pies!

This dessert is easy to make gluten free and dairy free.

They are super impressive!

These desserts are so cute and festive.

Equipment Needed

All you need to make these chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are some skewers, a baking sheet, parchment paper and two small bowls.

Ingredients Needed

Strawberries: Strawberries are the star of the show in this delightful Thanksgiving treat, adding a touch of sweetness, tartness and visual appeal. These vibrant red berries, with their plump, juicy flesh, provide a refreshing contrast to the rich, decadent chocolate coating. I would recommend only using fresh strawberries here. You can cut the stem off the strawberries or leave it on!

Mini Marshmallows: The mini marshmallows act as part of the legs of the turkey, attaching to the pretzel and the strawberry.

Pretzels: For this recipe, you are going to want to get skinny, small rod pretzels to make the legs. If you are gluten free, feel free to use gluten free pretzels.

Chocolate: The chocolate is used to cover these chocolate covered strawberry turkeys. I like to use dark chocolate here. If you are dairy free, use dairy free chocolate!

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is mixed with the chocolate in this recipe to make the turkeys shiny! It also helps thin chocolate out, making it easier to work with.

White Chocolate: The white chocolate is optional in this recipe. You can dip the end of the turkey legs in it to make the feet.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Wash and cut your strawberries and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 3: Break the pretzel sticks in half and stick the broken sides of the pretzel stick into a mini marshmallow.

Step 4: Add the coconut oil to the dark chocolate and melt it. Dip each mini marshmallow into the chocolate and attach it to the strawberry so that each strawberry has two legs. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to secure the legs.

Step 5: Using a skewer, dip each strawberry turkey into the melted dark chocolate and place back on the baking sheet.

Step 6: Optional to dip the legs in white chocolate at the end! Melt the white chocolate and dip the ends of the legs in it. Place in the fridge or freezer to harden. Enjoy!

Storage

Store your chocolate covered strawberry turkeys in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These are best made day of and served fresh, but they can also be made a few days ahead of time!

Recipe FAQ

What is the best way to store these? 

Store your chocolate covered strawberry turkeys in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I use frozen strawberries for these?

I would not recommend using frozen strawberries to make these. It will not taste the same!

What kind of chocolate works best?

I like using dark chocolate for these. I used dairy free dark chocolate because I am dairy free.

Why do you add coconut oil to your chocolate?

Adding coconut oil to chocolate thins it out and makes it easier to work with. It also makes it look shiny!

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these desserts for Thanksgiving too:

Turkey Fruit Platter

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Gluten Free Apple Cake

Apple Crisp Bars

Pumpkin Squares

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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Turkeys

These chocolate covered strawberry turkeys are the perfect last minute dessert for Thanksgiving! They are so cute and festive. These are such to impress both the children and adults! With just a few readily available ingredients – fresh strawberries, chocolate, coconut oil, white chocolate, mini marshmallows and pretzel sticks – you can create these adorable turkey-themed treats!
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, single-serve, brownie, strawberry, thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 5
Calories: 182kcal

Equipment

  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 sheet of parchment paper
  • 2 bowls
  • 12 skewers

Ingredients

  • 15 strawberries
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup white chocolate
  • 15 pretzels mini rods
  • 30 mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Wash and cut your strawberries and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Break the pretzel sticks in half and stick the broken sides of the pretzel stick into a mini marshmallow.
  • Add the coconut oil to the dark chocolate and melt it. Dip each mini marshmallow into the chocolate and attach it to the strawberry so that each strawberry has two legs. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to secure the legs.
  • Using a skewer, dip each strawberry turkey into the melted dark chocolate and place back on the baking sheet.
  • Optional to dip the legs in white chocolate at the end! Melt the white chocolate and dip the ends of the legs in it. Place in the fridge or freezer to harden. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3mg
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