I have to admit – I was one of those people ready to put up my Christmas Tree the day after Halloween. It is true – I am one of those super obnoxious people that as soon as the calendar changes to November I start humming Christmas carols and planning how to decorate the house. But there is a holiday in between the two holidays that does not get enough credit here on MoscatoMom – and that is Thanksgiving. This year I decided to slow down a little bit and enjoy Thanksgiving with some fun foodie crafts. Even though we are staying pretty low-carb in the Thanksgiving Meal options, desserts are no-holds-barred, so these adorable little Candy Corn Turkeys will make a fun addition to the Thanksgiving dessert table.
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Candy Corn Turkeys
- Keebler Grasshopper Cookies
- Whoppers Malted Milk Balls
- Candy Corn
- Wilton Candy Eyes
- Chocolate CandiQuick meltable chocolate
- Ziplock bag
Begin by cutting approximately 1/4 inch of one Keebler Grasshopper Cookie to make a flat surface. Melt chocolate CandiQuick per instructions on the packaging. Dip flat side of cookie into chocolate, and set securely on second Grasshopper cookie. Let set.
Then, dip one side of Whoppers Malted Milk Ball in melted CandiQuick and set squarely in the center of the cookies. It will look somewhat like a clam with a pearl. Note: Some Whoppers are larger than others – we found the smaller size worked best to give plenty of room for the candy corn “feathers.”
Next, put some of the melted CandiQuick into a ziplock bag and snip the very corner to create a piping bag. Squeeze a small amount of CandiQuick onto the back of each piece of Candy Corn and gently secure each “feather” in place. It is best to begin with the center and go out down the sides. Be sure to only put the chocolate on the section of the candy corn that will be touching the cookie. Cut off the orange tip of a candy corn to make the “beak” and secure eyes and beak with CandiQuick. Let turkey set completely before moving! Enjoy!
This was a super fun foodie craft that is simple, looks adorable, and even tastes great! Whether you plan to “gobble” these little guys up or just want something super cute to adorn your table, Candy Corn Turkeys fit the bill. They would also be a fun After School Thanksgiving Craft or even a Sunday School Craft. The best part – getting to eat the little cookie bit leftovers!