When he first came into my life, I fell in love. Throughout our relationship I have realized that there would be moments where I’d let him down. But he never seemed to mind. He’d just keep sending me thought, after thought, after thought. He may, at times, have felt neglected. I have made so many promises and have left so many pinspirations, unfulfilled.
But today, I am happy to say that I have finally fulfilled one of my three-year old pinspirations. I may not have done so perfectly, but I have done my best. And that’s all he has really ever asked of me. To try. So these Oreo Turkeys are to show my gratitude to you, Pinterest. Not for showing me so many things that are well beyond my creative abilities. But for showing me so many things that I can accomplish with mediocrity. I hope I have made you proud. And just know, that I will love you always.
Now I’m sharing this Thanksgiving edible craft with you. I hope it brings you as much joy and as many calories, I mean, memories, as it did to me and my little.
Here’s what you need:
- Candy Corn
- Reeses Peanut Butter Cups miniatures
- Chocolate frosting (the squeezable pouch makes things easiest)
- White frosting (with a writing tip) – you could also get it in yellow for the feet, I was cheap.
What to do:
First, I prepped all of the goods and put them in bowls. As I know my toddler is a whirlwind of disaster and would not wait for me to unwrap, pull out, or slice things once we had started.
The only thing that really needed actual prepping were the Reeses. Just cut less than a 1/4 off. These stinkers are tricky to slice. I found it would fall apart less if I held the knife flat and moved it slightly back and forth with (very) light pressure.
After you’re all set up, Divide an Oreo in half and place the white tips of five candy corns into the cream filling.
Once all five are set, place the other half of the cookie on top of the candy corns. If you’re having trouble getting it to stick, add some frosting on top of the cream filling and it should hold together just fine. This is your turkey’s tuckas.
So far so good, right? Now just add a dab of chocolate frosting just where both Oreos meet and place the Reeses right on top (flat part facing down).
Grab a Whopper, put a dab of chocolate frosting onto the side and stick it right on top of the Reeses.
All the turkey needs now, is a face! We just broke off the white tip of a candy corn and placed it onto the whopper using white frosting. Then we painted two eyes, and feet. If you’d like to add a gobble, put a dab of red frosting under he head.
And you’re set! Now take it all apart and eat it! Or use them as part of your place settings on Thanksgiving day. Tag us in a photo of your turkey and let us know how it goes!