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