Easy Turkey Themed Dessert Kids Will Love

Has your family officially retired the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving? If so, and you are lost for ideas when it comes to replacements, then you have come to the right place, my friend. Let 2021 be the year that you completely buck tradition and do things your own way. Cave into your children’s demands and have a Thanksgiving to remember with an Oreo and peanut butter cup turkey.

You heard that right. A cookie and peanut butter chocolate turkey. Ditch the meat and instead indulge in some protein-rich peanut butter that is decorated with some decadent chocolate candies. As they say, chocolate and peanut butter is the world’s best combination.

If your mind is blown, then continue reading for the full recipe and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 30 candy corn candies, along with 6 white tips of candy corn
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 6 mini peanut butter cups
  • 6 malt balls
  • 1 cup of red frosting
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies

Ingredients to make the red frosting include:

  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of whole milk
  • Red food coloring, as needed

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Instructions

  1. Toss the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Cook and occasionally stir the chocolate until it has melted. Takes about four minutes.
  2. Push five candy corn candies tip-side down into the cream filling of an Oreo. This creates the feathers.
  3. Dip the larger side of a peanut butter cup in the melted chocolate. Place the peanut butter cup, chocolate-dipped end down, onto the lower middle-half of the Oreo. This creates the chest.
  4. Dip a malt ball into the melted chocolate then place it just above the peanut butter cup. This creates the head of the turkey.
  5. Cut off the white tip of a piece of candy corn. Dip the now flat end into the melted chocolate. Place on top of the malt ball to create the turkey’s beak.
  6. Refrigerate turkey for about 10 minutes.
  7. In a medium bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the butter until it is smooth (about 20 seconds). Then add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to high and continue until mixture is smooth. Add the red food coloring one drop at a time.
  8. Add the red food-colored mixture to the turkey just under the head. This creates the neck.