When I think fall, I think about Thanksgiving and of course turkeys. I have some fun turkey treats for you today that are so easy to make. Who can resist a turkey made from cookies and candy? Not anyone that I know of! Follow the directions below to make your own fun treat for Thanksgiving dinner this year. These would also be perfect for a classroom party.
Ingredients for turkey treats:
- Package of Original Oreo cookies
- Package of Whoppers chocolate malt balls
- Package of mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Package of candy corn
- Mini candy eyes
- Icing in white, brown, yellow, orange, and red
Directions for turkey treats:
For the tail fan, separate an Oreo into two pieces keeping the filling in these cookies. Using the white icing as”glue” to apply a thick layer on the bottom of the separated Oreo cookie. Begin to lay the candy corn on the white icing with the white end of the pieces of the candy corn on the inside of the cookie. Arrange each piece of candy corn next to each other as shown in the image below. Lay the top half of that Oreo cookie on top of the bottom half of the cookie (the one with all of the candy corn on it). If needed apply more white icing as glue. Set aside and allow time for these to dry.
Take out the mini Reese peanut butter cups. Cut about 1/4 of the cup off allowing the candy to sit flat on another Oreo cookie. (These Oreo cookies will be the base of the turkeys). Use the brown icing as the “glue” to hold the cut Reese peanut butter mini cup to the Oreo cookie. Again allow the “glue” to dry and set aside. If the tail fan is dry, glue (with brown icing) the “whooper” to the tail fan. The whooper will be the head of the turkey. Set the tail fan down when gluing the head on it. Apply the mini candy eyes to the head (the whooper) of the turkey. Use the orange icing add a small nose and allow to dry for about 30 seconds. When the nose is dry, add the red waddle with the red icing. Set aside to dry. Use the brown icing to sit the turkey tail fan on the bottom Oreo cookie (the base). You can lean the entire turkey creation against a filled bottle, jar, can or something else heavy until dry. This may take several hours. Make sure that you place this someplace where it will not get moved or bumped into. After this has dried, add the two pieces of candy corn with the white pointing down and outward for the turkey’s front legs. Again use brown icing for this step and allow time to dry. Using the yellow icing draw the turkey feet on the bottom cookie by making a small line and adding two shorter lines pointing outward. Allow at least one hour for the completed turkey and all icing to dry.
These adorable turkey treats will look great at your Thanksgiving dinner. Be sure to pick up the supplies and assemble these fun treats for your family. Your kids will love them!