My mom and I have been making these candy turkeys for as long as I can remember. I wish I could remember where we first found this fun idea. We would make these adorable treats and I would deliver them to all of my classmates and teachers. I was so proud to give something that I had made myself.
Martin and I’s first Thanksgiving married was at our house. We had just bought a new house and wanted to host Thanksgiving. I wanted everything to be perfect, especially the food and the table. I remembered these little turkeys and made one to put at everyone place at the table. They were the perfect addition to my table.
Last year, Carson was 2 and it was the first time that he got to make these with me. One of the things I love most about these turkeys is that there are no intricate details so it is super was to involve the kids. I was so excited to try them with him again this year. I made one with him and then let him try them all on his own. He loved making them and was so proud of his finished turkey.
As I was writing the recipe, I found it hard to articulate exactly how to make the turkeys so I decided I would give you step-by-step directions with pictures.
Start by cutting the Oreos in half, leaving all of the icing on one side. If you are having trouble, put the Oreos in the freezer for 2 minutes. This will allow the icing to harden and make it easier to make a clean cut.
Spread chocolate icing all over the half of the Oreo with no icing.
Dip 1 whopper in the chocolate icing and place it towards the back of the oreo with white icing. Hold the chocolate covered half upright and stick it to the back of the whopper, creating and “L” with the cookies and making sure that both cookies are touching the whopper.
At this point, I like to turn the cookies over so that the cookie with the chocolate icing is on the table. It is easier to place the candy corn pieces. Place 5 candy corn pieces on the cookie, fanning them out to look like feathers.
Sit the turkey back up to attach the last candy. Put a small amount of icing on the bottom of one cinnamon imperial. Stick the imperial to the top of the whopper, ensuring that it is touching the whopper and the candy corn.
I like to call Carson’s, “Picasso” turkey. He was so proud! I love having fun things that I can do with my boys in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy, messy kitchens make the best stories!
- chocolate icing
- candy corn
- cinnamon imperials
- Start by cutting the ores in half so that all of the icing is on one side of the cookie. Spread chocolate icing onto the side of the oreo with no icing.
- Dip 1 whopper into the chocolate icing and place it on the oreo with the white icing. Take the oreo with the chocolate icing and place it on the back of the oreo so that it stands up straight.
- Stick 5-6 candy corn pieces to the chocolate icing to create the feathers.
- Dip 1 cinnamon imperial into the chocolate icing and place on top of the whopper so that it is touching the whopper as well at the candy corns.