The headline for this post is a mouthful, but so is the tasty treat I want to present to you for this Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a really fun and easy activity to do with the kids and will make a really cute table decoration while doing double duty as a yummy dessert: chocolate candy corn turkey cookies!
My three-year-old loves anything involving chocolate frosting, which in this case acts as the glue that holds the turkey together. Got leftover candy corns from Halloween? No problem! We actually ran out of them assembling these delicious sweet turkeys.
I need to give credit where credit is due to Taste of Home recipes for the idea.
Here’s how we did it. Instead of the chocolate covered cherries the recipe calls for (couldn’t find them), we used Ferrero Rocher fine hazelnut chocolates for the turkey body, which I happen to love. Grab some fudge striped short bread cookies (I dare you to resist eating a few of these while you’re putting this together). In this case we used about 20, just like the recipe calls for. Attach the delicious turkey “body” to the cookie by dabbing on some chocolate frosting to the base of the chocolate. A second cookie is going to serve as the tail: attach it using chocolate frosting as well. We alternated the cookies striped and chocolate-side-up for variety.
A candy corn pointy side down is the face. Attach it with chocolate frosting, and use black frosting to dab on some
eyes if you like. I decided to add a little something extra to this recipe by using three candy corns to decorate the tail. We used about 40 candy corns in all for the decorations.
We used about a quarter-cup of chocolate frosting, give or take (mostly give).
In summary, you’ll need:
20 fudge striped cookies
1/4 cup chocolate frosting
10 Ferrero Rocher chocolates
40 candy corns
Made with heaping helpings of love and gratitude!
Have fun, and happy Thanksgiving!
For another cute recipe to try out, check out my owl cupcakes.
If you enjoyed this post, check out these fun holiday dessert ideas from Reel Mama:
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And while we’re on the subject of cooking, enjoy my reviews of two children’s books about Julia Child!
“Minette’s Feast” by Susanna Reich: New children’s book celebrates Julia Child and her cat
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Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment. Tell me what you think of these turkey cookies. Are you going to make them on Thanksgiving? Maybe use them as table decorations? One thing’s for sure: they are going to get “gobbled” down. Happy Thanksgiving!
Elisebet F says
Oh, those look delicious! But hubby doesn’t like candy corn, so I’d have to eat them all myself :/
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Kim L says
This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Marilyn Ivy says
This is the cutest tasty project ever. Leilani makes it even cuter!
Aww, thanks, Mom! Let’s make them together.
These are so adorable! I can’t wait to make them with my daughter this year, it looks like a fun and easy activity for both of us. Thanks for the post 🙂
Thanks so much, Miranda–you two will have a blast doing it. Let me know how they turn out!
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Table Decoration Ideas says
Great table decoration. You might check and explore more table decoration ideas
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Going to have to give these a try this Thanksgiving! Awesome idea 🙂
I like this! I’ve been looking for fun simple things to let my kiddos make and this is simple enough that even I can’t mess it up. I’ll have to wait a few months for candy corn but I think we can make a fun summer variation on this. My kids will be happy to have an excuse to visit the bulk candy aisle at the grocery store this week 🙂
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