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Oreo Turkeys

turkeys in a rowfrom Elizabeth

Later this week, I’ll be heading over to my grandmother’s house to get ready for our Thanksgiving dinner. Each family member brings a different dish, orchestrated by the planner in the family, allowing us to have a huge feast with the ones we love.

If your family is like mine, with a pot-luck style meal, then here is a festive and delicious Thanksgiving-themed dessert, which can double as your place setting, too.

What you’ll need:
Double Stuff Oreos
Candy Corn
Whoppers (the candy, not the burger)
Peanut butter cups
Chocolate frosting
Yellow frosting
(optional) Red frosting & black sprinkles for the eyes

First step: Grab a cookie. You don’t have to put frosting in there, but it holds in the candy corn a little better. Just give it a little squeeze of chocolate on the top of the filling.

Then stuff in your candy corn. I think the candy corn sticks in better with the tip so I leave it on. Go ahead and do all of the cookies through this step.

Next, put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie and secure it to the “base” cookie. It helps to place them next to a wall as they dry so they stay put.

While those are drying, unwrap your PB cups. Take a sharp knife and cut a sliver off of one end. It helps to gently cut in a sawing motion so you don’t break the PB cup.

Once those are ready, flip your cookies over where the base is now on the wall.

Place a dab of frosting on the PB cup and place on the lower end of the body where the slivered side should be touching the base.

Now those little guys will need heads, so “glue” a whopper on there with frosting as well. I put frosting on the side of the whopper that hits both the cookie and the PB cup.  Wouldn’t want a turkey running around with its head cut off, would we??

While they’re still laying there, use a dab of frosting (I use yellow) and glue on the white tip of a candy corn for a beak. Put two yellow dots on for eyes, and for the black spots in the eyes you can use a dab of chocolate frosting, or a mini chocolate chip, or a little sprinkle. A sprinkle is really the perfect size if you have them.

Once the beak stays put you can flip them over and draw on some little yellow feet.  If you have red frosting too (usually comes in a set with the tube of yellow) you can add a little gobble gobble. Or whatever that thing is called.

And now you have some very yummy Oreo turkeys for your Thanksgiving meal.

If you decide to use them as place cards, print out the cards and tape a tooth pick to the back of it. Then you can place the tooth pick inside the Oreo stuffing behind or next to a candy corn. Enjoy!

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