These little Reese’s Turkeys are the cutest little treats to make for Thanksgiving Day. Place one at each place setting and watch everyone smile.
I couldn’t wait any longer to share these cute little peanut butter cup turkeys. The idea for this fun Thanksgiving treat has been rolling around in my head for a while.
I sure hope you have a bag of candy corn and some leftover peanut butter cups from Halloween. Did you just chuckle at that too? Leftover Reese’s? That never happens in our house either.
My kids are just as crazy for those peanut butter candies as I am. They used to share them with me when they were little. Now they just hide their stash from me, so I can’t find it. So, I just bought my own for this fun craft project.
I can’t wait to make more of these cute Reese’s Turkeys for us to devour on Thanksgiving Day.
Every once in a while I get the urge to pull out all my paper crafts and work on a fun project. I used to make homemade cards and fun things all the time, but lately it doesn’t happen as often as I like.
This French fry box die cut is my favorite right now because it makes the cutest little boxes for small treats. Plus, using a die cut sure beats tracing a McDonald’s fry box and trying to cut it out right. Yes, I used to do that years and years ago.
How cute would a fry box filled with candy turkeys be at each place setting this Thanksgiving. These are the perfect treat for Reese’s lovers!!
I found the “Keep Calm and ______” stamp at JoAnn Fabric’s a few years ago. I just filled in the “eat ham” part with some small letter stamps I had. (You could always stamp the whole saying with the letter stamps.)
You could also make these Chocolate Covered Pretzels in a Turkey Jar for the center of your dinner table. Forget the real food…turkey treats are where it is at!!!
Make sure you set out all your ingredients ahead of time. Once you melt the chocolate, you need to work quickly. Make sure to attach all the pieces on the candy turkeys before the chocolate starts to set up.
How to make Reese’s Turkeys:
- Remove all the wrappers from the candies and set everything out in an assembly line.
- Melt the chocolate and attach the two different sized peanut butter cups together.
- Cut off the tips of the candy corn, if you want. The orange tips are the perfect size to use for the beak. (You can also use an orange coated sunflower seed if you like.)
- Use a toothpick to spread a little bit of melted chocolate on the back of the candy corn and place it around the back peanut butter cup.
- Spread a little bit of melted chocolate on the back of the candy eyes and orange candy corn tip and attach them to the front of the small peanut butter cup
Pro Tip: Attach the peanut butter cup turkeys to a chocolate covered pretzel to give them feet and help them stand up better.
Other candy corn recipes:
- Candy Corn Popcorn Mix
- Peanut Butter Candy Corn Pizza
- Peanut Butter Candy Corn Blonde Brownies
- Homemade Butterfingers
- Chocolate Fudge Turkeys
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- 12 full size Reese's peanut butter cups
- 12 mini Reese's peanut butter cups
- 60 pieces of candy corn
- 24 candy eyeballs
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate candy melts
- Unwrap the peanut butter cups. Set out all the supplies in an assembly line.
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Use a knife to spread a thin layer of chocolate on the back of the small peanut butter cup. Attach it to the big peanut butter cup so the edges are together.
- Cut the tips off the candy corn and save for later. Spread a little bit of melted chocolate on the back of the candy corn and arrange above the top of the small peanut butter cup.
- Use a toothpick to add a little bit of chocolate on the back of the eyes and the orange tips. Attach to the front of the small peanut butter cup. Let set.
You can also attach a small chocolate covered pretzel to the bottom of the turkeys to give them feet and help them stand up better.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g
*The post for Reese’s Turkeys was first published on November 15, 2012. The post has been updated and republished on November 4, 2019.
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