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DIY Candy Turkey Legs Are Better Than the Real Park Ones




There’s seems to be no middle ground with guests when it comes to the giant turkey leg snack sold at Disney Parks. Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone can agree sometimes a good do-it-yourself candy version of something can actually be better than the real thing.

Turkey leg from Disneyland vs. “Chocolate Caramel Turkey Leg.” Photos: Disney and Taste of Home

Although the park legs are considered a snacking staple, most people who don’t like complain about the saltiness and overdone smoke flavoring. While we can neither confirm nor deny that we agree with this sentiment, we’re way more partial to the park sweets and candy, which is why this recipe caught our eye!

The talented folks over at Taste of Home put together this easy-to-make “Chocolate Caramel Turkey Leg” recipe, and they were easy to make! We actually made two batches, and did a batch of milk chocolate and a batch of dark chocolate, and we’ll be making more to bring to gatherings for the holidays (if we can actually get them out of the house before we eat them all… AGAIN).


40 caramel candies

20 honey wheat braided pretzel twists

3 oz of milk chocolate, melted


  1. Microwave caramels on high for about 10-15 seconds. You don’t want to melt them, just soften them for molding.
  2. Wrap and mold 2 caramels around each pretzels twist. This is the “shape” of your turkey leg, so be careful not to over-flatten them. You want them to be more bulb-shaped than a cylinder.
  3. Dip in the melted chocolate, and let the excess drip off. Place on wax paper to cool, then store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Pretty easy, right? So easy, we had no issue letting children help us mold and dip (always under close supervision, and nowhere near the stove or microwave).

Want to give them a try? Here’s the video:

So while the debates will always continue over the Disney Parks legs, we think more people will be able to agree on these candy versions being addictively delicious! For another easy treat idea, check out the Frozen 2 cookie dough!

Still craving the smoky, meaty park ones, or will you give this sweet and salty recipe a try? Tell us in the comments and join Just Disney over on social media!

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