I had so much fun with these. They were actually more time consuming than the Reese's turkeys, though.
To make them, you will need:
Pretzel rods, some sort of round, flat chocolate-covered cookie (I used off-brand fudge stripe cookies. The ones I was inspired by used chocolate-covered mint cookies.), candy corn, candy eyes, orange M & Ms, chocolate discs (for candy-making).Melt the chocolate discs in a tall mug in the microwave (50% power for one minute at a time, then stir). Dip the pretzel rods in the chocolate and lay on a wax paper covered tray. Put in the refrigerator to cool. When the chocolate has cooled, begin adhering the other items using the melted chocolate as glue. Note: you will want to cut the M & Ms in half...they work better that way.
I hope you'll join me for more holiday goodness as we head into the Christmas season.