Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Well, you will want it to arrive even sooner after you see these adorable, edible place settings. get a leg up on your turkey day prep now…
To make these darlings, you will need to order these little plastic bones in advance: Rubie’s Costume Bag’O Bones Costume Package (10 Piece) These are fantastic for this recipe because they can be washed and used again.
- 1 cup white Karo syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- Dash of sea salt
- 6 cups rice cereal
- 12 ounces Wilton dark cocoa melts (milk chocolate is great for kids)
Measure rice cereal and set aside.
Stir together syrup & sugar in a large pot over high heat. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Add rice cereal while still warm. Allow to cool enough to work with your hands.
Press rice cereal mix onto each bone so it looks like a turkey leg. Place on a sheet tray covered with a parchment paper.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can just put about a half inch of water into the bottom pan and place a little smaller pan on top of it. This will keep the chocolate from being over direct heat and prevent scorching.
How to melt chocolate in a double boiler:
- Place about 1/2 inch water in bottom pan.
- Place top pan over bottom pan.
- Turn heat on high until water boils.
- Leave pans on the burner but turn off heat and place chocolate in the top pan, making sure not to get water in the chocolate.
- Stir chocolate occasionally while it melts.
Dip each “turkey leg” into chocolate. Use a spoon to help spread the chocolate over all the rice cereal parts. Tap a bit over the pan to allow some of the excess chocolate to fall off. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Pan can be placed in a fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes to firm chocolate or just place in a cool location. Make sure plastic legs are cleaned of chocolate before serving. Break off any excess chocolate.
Serve with a name tag attached or in a bucket. Fun for your country barbecue or Thanksgiving table setting. No bones about it.