Pipe a small dab of frosting on each side of the strawberry to hold the "legs" in place.
Attach pretzel sticks to the frosting to form the
Chill in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
Melt chocolate with just a little bit of coconut oil and stir until smooth.
Hold the strawberry over a bowl or place it on a rack and spoon the melted chocolate over to cover it entirely. Alternatively, use a long skewer to poke the strawberry and dip into the melted chocolate.
Place on a wax-paper-lined tray and place in refrigerator until set.
Pipe on white “foot” covers.
Make Ahead: Simply store them covered at room temperature and for best results eat within (at most) 24 hours. After 24 hours they must be refrigerated, but this will cause seeping of moisture from inside the strawberry through the chocolate. They don't freeze well either, so making them ahead of time is not a good option.Smooth Finish: Using a dab of the coconut oil will make the chocolate smooth out and have a professional finish. Gluten Free Option: Making this dish is as easy as finding gluten-free pretzels, which you should be able to find at your local grocery store. I find that gluten-free pretzels are every bit as tasty as normal pretzels, so if you have a gluten-free guest coming for Thanksgiving just plan to make all your turkeys GF. Building the Turkeys: Build your turkeys on a tray that will fit in your freezer and your refrigerator. Line the tray with waxed paper. That way you can move it from freezer to counter and back to the fridge with ease. You can buy 8" sheet pans if your freezer is small. Parchment paper will also work. Melting Chocolate: Melt the chocolate in ten to fifteen-second increments in a microwave, stirring between each set. This is because chocolate holds its shape even when melted. So you can't "look" to see if it is melted, you have to stir to check. Otherwise, you will burn the chocolate. When it is getting close to thoroughly melted, stir in a dab of coconut oil and decrease the microwave time slightly as a caution. (Against overcooked and clumpy chocolate.)Double Broiler Method: This is a great option to keep chocolate soft and smooth while you are dipping if you choose to not use the microwave method. Double Broiler Method 101: Fill a small saucepan with a couple inches of water and place the pan on the stove to simmer. Once the steam starts rising, place a Pyrex bowl on top of the pan (it has to be big enough that it doesn't fall in) and then add the chocolate to the glass bowl. It will gently start to melt. Stir often until it fully melts and then dip from the bowl. Substitutions:
Skip the white tips of the toes and make everything a solid chocolate covered, including the pretzels.
Dip the pretzels in caramel and allow them to harden and then continue on with the process. This will give it a little bit of extra yumminess.
Stir in crushed Rice Crisp Cereal to add texture to the outside of your little turkeys.