Fun Phony Chicken




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If you enjoy making treats that are not what they appear to be, then you'll enjoy this fun recipe for phony chicken drumsticks!

Pretzel rods
Jumbo roasting marshmallows
Vanilla bark
Caramels (or make your favorite caramel recipe)
corn flakes
wax paper 


1. Cut the pretzel rods in half. You will need 1/2 a rod per drumstick you want to make.
2. Quarter some jumbo mallows and push them onto one end of the rod. Repeat this for each rod.
3. Melt down some vanilla bark and dip each rod. Then set them on wax paper to cool.
4. Once the bark has cooled & hardened, push a jumbo mallow onto the other end of the rod. 
5. Now melt down the caramels or make your favorite caramel recipe. 
6. While the caramel cools, crush the cornflakes with your hands & pour them into a bowl. 
7. After the caramels have cooled for 2-5 minutes, dip a pre-made marshmallow drumstick into the caramel. (Work quickly because the hot caramel will begin to melt the mallow) Try to cover the entire jumbo mallow.
8. Then roll the carameled drumstick into the crushed cornflakes & set them back onto the wax paper to cool. 
9. Once they have cooled "dinner" can be served!
Who says we can't have "chicken" for every meal?

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    This is AWESOME ! On my son's 14th b-day, we were having pizza for wife and I told him he had to eat his DESSERT first - of course he doubted us, we put some candy peas & carrots on a plate, pretended to remove from the microwave...well, like YOU said - it is all about the look on the faces ! HAHAHAHAHA ! IT was priceless - unfortunately, before You-Tube {sigh...} so no videos :-(


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    It sounds like a B-day meal he will always remember! I love playful pranks like that!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I think it's a versatile treat that can be adapted easily to different preferences.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    maybe use a chunk of vanilla hard ice creme rolled in crunched up carmel corn? ues that "magic dip" hardening carmel or chocolate to hold the coating to the icecreme.

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    I love this. To cut down sweetness, could peanut butter be mixed in with/substituted for the caramel, or would it not hold to the marshmallow as well? I must try it. Thank you!

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    That's a great idea! You could probably melt peanut butter chips down & dip the mallow in that. That way it would dry hard & not make a goopy mess. Another idea may be to mix some crushed nuts in with the corn flakes too.

    hahaha i actually thought it was chicken :)
    another great instructable, mygibzone!

    I used frosted flakes because that's what I had on hand. I'm not real big on eating sweets so I thought it was a little much. I would suggest the regular flakes, but it's all just preference. :)

    Yes, those are frosted flakes. I listed corn flakes instead because I thought it would be best with corn flakes. :)