Different candies transform these little chocolate fudge bites into Chocolate Fudge Turkeys. These are such a cute and easy treat for the Thanksgiving Day food table. They would even make adorable place card settings.
Does it seem like Thanksgiving seems to get shoved by in our attempt to get to all things peppermint and eggnog each holiday season? Oh, I admit I am right there too.
This week I bought Peppermint Oreos, Peppermint M&M's, Peppermint Crunch chips, and a few other holiday things. I'm already plotting what decadent treats these candies and cookies will become...that is if they last that long. I also just had a great idea for eggnog, so guess what I'll be buying tomorrow? Yup, eggnog is coming home with me.
But before any of that minty goodness can happen, I had to make a Thanksgiving Day treat. I realize everyone else is all like stuffing, potatoes, veggies, pumpkin pie, turkey...well, I'm thinking turkey, just not the same kind.
Of course googly eyes were a must when I started thinking up a chocolate turkey treat. And yes, this is like the third time making turkey treats that I have forgotten the wattle on my turkeys. Maybe when I make these again for the big day I will remember...I'm not holding my breath though.
I loving finding products that I can share with you guys. How many of you have heard of Rodelle? They sell cocoa powder, vanilla extract, vanilla beans, and a variety of other extracts. I have been using their cocoa powder for a while now and love the taste and look of my baked goods when I do.
They recently sent me a box of baking goodies, and I couldn't wait to get in the kitchen to make something fun!
Enter the Chocolate Fudge Turkeys!!! Da da da da!!!! (imagine that said like trumpet fanfare)
First you are going to make the chocolate fudge base. Believe me this is so easy!
Melt a stick of butter and then whisk in some cocoa powder and vanilla. Let it cool slightly before pouring into a mixing bowl. Add some milk and powdered sugar until a soft dough comes together. Press it into a pan and let it set. See I told you it was easy. These are actually more like frosting bites in fudge form! Just thought you would like that tidbit of info 🙂
Now get your turkey ingredients together. For my turkeys this year I used mini Peppermint Patties, mini orange M&M's (make sure you get the mini's, or your turkey will have a honkin' beak...I just realized I didn't add mini to my pic below), candy corn, and some fun edible eyes. Googly eye treats totally make me sooo happy!
Oh, and you will need some melting chocolate to put the turkey all together. Yet another thing I forgot in my pic. Sheesh, I'm seriously slacking y'all.
Now for the turkey making how to...
1. Melt your melting chocolate according to the package directions. Then use the toothpick to add a little bit to the back of one candy corn at a time. Go ahead and let the candy corn hang off the back of the fudge square a little bit. Use a total of 3 for tail feathers.
2. For the turkey body, you will attach half a mini M&M and 2 edible eyes using the toothpick and melted chocolate.
3. Let those bodies set up for a minute, then flip them over and spread some chocolate all over the back of your mini Peppermint Pattie. Press it on to the fudge square and candy corn. Let set while you admire your nails and the fact that they weren't chipped for the photo shoot! Winning!
Voila! Your adorable turkeys are now ready for a party! Or for you to just devour one by one. Totally your call.
A few more fun turkey treats we like to make and share:
Reese's Turkeys: 2 different sizes of Reese's, some candy corn, eyes, and a beak makes the cutest and sweetest turkey
Reese's Brownie Bite Turkeys: brownie squares wrapped around a peanut butter cup then dipped in chocolate forms this sweet turkey body. Another peanut butter cup becomes a head and chocolate covered pretzels make feathers.
*I was sent product from Rodelle to create fun recipes in my kitchen. No compensation was given for this recipe or post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
These are so adorable!
I prepared this recipe according to your instructions and I mounted with my girls were very pleased with the result. thanks!
I love the cute turkeys. What a great idea for our Thanksgiving
Those little turkeys are just darling!
Thanks Chels! 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
These are so cute!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Oh my gosh, these are the cutest turkeys ever, Jocelyn!!! I love how creative and fun they are!
Thanks Kelly! 🙂 They were super fun to make!
These are so cute! I love that they look super fancy but are made with really simply candies! Pinned!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
Well aren't these the cutest things ever? Love these!!
Thanks Jocelyn! 😉
Manali @ CookWithManali
haha these are so cute! I wouldn't be able to eat these, Too Cute!
Haha, i promise, they taste even better than they look! 😉
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
I just love a good turkey treat! Plus Eggnog, I am already on my 2nd carton 🙂
amanda @ fake ginger
These are SO CUTE.
Thanks Amanda! 😉
Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble
So adorable! My son would love these to pieces 🙂 Thanks for the step by step tutorial too!
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
Totally love Rodelle Cocoa and Vanilla Extract, its the only brand I use! De-lish!
Loving how absolutely adorable these fudge turkeys!
Thanks Krista! 🙂
These are way too cute!! And that fudge...YUM!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
I am urgently attempting to resist writing in caps lock about how adorable these are. And how I need to host Thanksgiving so that I can have a dessert table and cover it in these little turkeys. 😀
Haha!! I just love you, girl! 😉
Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
Oh this it just too cute!
Heather @ Shards of Lavender
You really have a thing for those candy eyes, don't you? I love these turkeys and my son is already asking when we're going to make them... Really love the chunky brownie bite turkeys too:) Thanks for the step-by-step instructions for those of us challenged in the food crafting department!
Yes, I totally adore those eyes! Hehe! Thanks Heather! 😉