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Turkey Shaped Pretzel Dinner Rolls

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These simple Thanksgiving Turkey Shaped Pretzel Dinner Rolls s are so easy to make and are sure to be a hit with kids and adults on your Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - an easy and perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates

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If you know me, you know I like to play with my food and make cute animal themed treats (see monkey cupcakes, olive penguins, panda cupcakes, etc.).

These turkey shaped rolls are my latest endeavor and they’re really cute. I can almost promise you won’t end up on a Pinterest fail site with these. They’re that easy.

This recipe makes one fairly large pretzel roll but double/triple the recipe as needed to serve your crowd. They are a great project to make with the kids.

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make these easy turkey shaped dinner rolls. Below is a list but scroll all the way down to the full recipe card.

Frozen Dinner Rolls – I like to use Rhodes Texas dinner rolls. They come frozen so you’ll want to follow the thawing instructions on the package. I usually place them in the fridge overnight. You’ll want them thawed but cold when working with them.

Egg – You’ll make an egg wash with one large egg, whisked.

Coarse Salt – To make it a pretzel turkey (which I recommend, because it’s delicious), you’ll sprinkle with coarse salt.

Pretzel Sticks – To make the turkeys legs.

Mini Chocolate Chips – To give the turkey an eye.

How to make Turkey Shaped Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - an easy and perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates

Flatten one roll and lay it on your baking sheet (I use a silicone liner. Lightly spray your pan with non-stick spray if you don’t have a liner). This is the turkey’s body.

Flatten the second roll and cut off a small piece. This will be the turkey’s neck & head. Roll it into a “snake”, make a snip in the top with your kitchen scissors to create the head, and attach it to the first roll.

With the remaining piece of dough, you’re going to create the tail feathers. Make cuts with the kitchen scissors and attach it to the body.

Brush the entire thing with egg wash, sprinkle with coarse salt, and bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - an easy and perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates

Remove carefully and stick in pretzel sticks for the legs (I broke one pretzel stick in half) and lightly press a mini chocolate chip into the head to make the eye.

Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - an easy and perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates

They’re so simple and will be adorable on your Thanksgiving table. Gobble gobble!

Tools found on Amazon to help you

Silicone baking mats
Pastry brush
Kitchen scissors (make cutting dough SO easy)

Need more recipes for Thanksgiving? Try these:

Nilla Wafer Turkeys
Traditional Herb Stuffing
Turkey & Stuffing Egg rolls
Cranberry Sauce

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Thanksgiving Pretzel Turkeys - an easy and perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates

Turkey Shaped Pretzel Dinner Rolls

 These simple Thanksgiving Turkey Shaped Pretzel Dinner Rolls s are so easy to make and are sure to be a hit with kids and adults on your Thanksgiving table!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1 roll
Calories 2373 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Rhodes Texas Rolls thawed but still cold
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt to taste
  • 2 pretzel sticks for legs
  • 1 mini chocolate chips for the eye

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or spray with non-stick spray.
  • Flatten one roll and lay it on your baking sheet to make the body.
  • Flatten the second roll and cut off a small piece. This will be the turkey’s neck & head. Roll it into a “snake”, make a snip in the top with your kitchen scissors to create the head, and attach it to the first roll.
  • With the remaining piece of roll, you’re going to create the tail feathers. Make cuts with the kitchen scissors to make “feathers” and attach it to the body.
  • Brush the entire thing with the beaten egg, sprinkle with coarse salt, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown, at 350 degrees.
  • Remove carefully and once slightly cooled, gently push in pretzels for the legs (I broke one pretzel stick in half to make two legs) and lightly press a mini chocolate chip into the head to make the eye.
  • Gobble Gobble!

Notes

As written, this recipe makes one turkey shaped roll. Double as necessary for your group.
I prefer Rhodes Texas dinner rolls but other brands may be used. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 2373kcalCarbohydrates: 425gProtein: 59gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 4318mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 18gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 272IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Rhodes says

    We’re loving these cute Pretzel Turkeys! Thanks for the fun recipe 🙂

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thank you for having me! I had fun making it =)

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