Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free Allergy Friendly Rolo Pretzel Turkey's are a great kid friendly Thanksgiving holiday treat, snack or dessert
Dessert, Holiday Recipes, Recipe, Thanksgiving

Allergy Friendly Rolo Pretzel Turkey’s

Salty Sweet!

We love to eat the “base” of this recipe, year round! There’s something wonderful and amazing about salty sweet, am I right?!


Gluten Free & Nut Free

Made with Rolo’s which contain milk and soy, along with candy corn which contain egg, these can be made gluten and nut free. That is a huge win for our family that happens to be gluten, peanut and shellfish free.

No Nuts Here!

Many similar recipes call for the beak of the turkey to be made with Reese’s pieces, however, that would clearly not work as my son is anaphylactic to peanut. We also follow the rule of avoiding “may contains”, and can’t use M&M’s either.

Feather’s Double As Beaks

We have found that it is actually super easy to just bite off a bit of a candy corn, and use the yellow end for the beak! As my kids always say, “easy peasy, lemon squeezy”!

Thanksgiving Food Allergy Friendly Recipe for Kids

Simplify and Enjoy Multiple Times Throughout the Year

This recipe is super quick, fun and easy. As I mentioned previously, you can make this any time of year with just the pretzels and Rolo’s and it’s AMAZING! Although, there really is something extra creamy sweet and wonderful about adding those candy corns into the mix!

Working with Children

A little tip if you are working with little one’s on this recipe, I removed the hot pretzel/Rolo pieces from the hot cookie sheet, and placed them onto a paper plate so that my children could then decorate the treats without burning themselves on the cookie sheet. We were able to fit about 5-6 on each paper plate allowing them still enough room to decorate.

Allergy Friendly Rolo Pretzel Turkey's

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Food Allergy P.I.


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzels in rows on cookie sheet. Place one Rolo, on each pretzel 1:1 ratio. Bake for 5 minutes in oven. Remove and working quickly, place 3 candy corn in the top of the Rolo, horizontally, making a set of "turkey feathers". Next, bite off the bottom 2/3 of a candy corn, leaving just the wide end/yellow end of the candy corn and place that yellow portion on the Rolo as a beak for the turkey. Finally, gently place a set of candy eyes just above the nose. Let the candies set about 30 minutes to an hour, or you can alternately place in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to speed up this process. 

Recipe Notes

If you are gluten free, Glutino are a great option. Alternately, for peanut free options, Rold Gold & Snyders are typically allergy friendly options. Remember to read every label every time. 

Rolo contain milk and soy. 

For the candy corn the brands mentioned in the recipe have typically been allergy friendly, and can usually be found at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and WalMart. 

I have always had good luck in finding the Wilton's mini eyeballs at my local grocery store as well as WalMart. 

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