Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Making Turkeys

One of our Thanksgiving traditions is making candy turkeys as decorations/dessert for the table.  My mom got this idea many years ago from someone, and we have been doing it ever since.  Here's what you need for each turkey:

1 Oreo or Peppermint Patty
1 Small Reese's peanut butter cup
3 candy corn pieces
1 chocolate chip
1 dollop of green frosting
1 pinch of pink frosting
1 pinch of melted chocolate chips
2 adorable nieces (optional)

First, we prepared the "glue" that holds all the pieces together: 
M mixing up the pink frosting
D mixing up the green frosting

melted chocolate chips

Then we start the assembly process.  It helps if you put the Reese's in the freezer for awhile before you start, as it makes the melted chocolate harden quicker.

You dip the tip of the candy corn into the chocolate, and then stick it on the back of the peanut butter cup.  These are the feathers. 

D is hard at work

finished product

The next step is attaching the turkey body to the base.  We use green frosting for this to look like grass. 

and then set the Reese's on top
Just a dollop of frosting...

The last step is putting on the face/wattle. We use a chocolate chip for the face, and pink frosting to look like a wattle

M is very focused

And here's the final turkey!  I mean, it's pretty accurate, right. 

Here's a whole flock of turkeys

For dinner, we put them in these cellophane bags and added orange ribbon for a little extra fanciness. 

These are the perfect little treat to have right after dinner, when you are too stuffed to even think about serving the real desserts.  Then a couple hours later, everyone is ready for pie! 

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