A couple of years ago, I made some really cute turkeys with my kids and their friends. They were really simple, and the kids loved making them and eating them. I wanted to share how to make them so that you, too, could make them this Thanksgiving.
What you need for each turkey:
2 fudge-stripe cookies
2 mini peanut butter cups
1 candy corn
melted chocolate chips (to use as glue)
If desired, wax paper can be used in case of any spills of melted chocolate
1) Place 1 cookie, striped side up, on a flat surface. I recommend using a plate or tray (even if you desire to cover it with wax paper prior to starting this project).
2) Using melted chocolate chips as glue, fuse together the 2 mini peanut butter cups - wide sides against each other. Hold until set, approximately 15 seconds.
3) Using melted chocolate chips as glue, fuse together one rounded edge of the mini peanut butter cups to the middle of the cookie from step 1. Hold until set, approximately 15 seconds.
4) Using melted chocolate chips as glue, fuse together the smaller flat edge of one of the mini peanut butter cups to the second fudge striped cookie (striped side toward peanut butter cup). In addition, fuse the edges of the two cookies together for extra support. One cookie will be standing upright while the other is laying flat. Hold until set, approximately 15 seconds.
5) Using melted chocolate chips as glue, fuse candy corn (point side down) to the mini peanut butter cups to make a face/beak. Hold until set, approximately 15 seconds.
6) If you desire, use a toothpick dipped in melted chocolate chips to add eyes to the candy corn head.
7) Place in freezer for 5 minutes to help strengthen the bonds created by the melted chocolate chips.
This is such a fun and easy project for the kids, and they look really cute displayed on the Thanksgiving table!
The one pictured here is made slightly different than the ones that I make, but you can see the basic idea. I usually turn the peanut butter cups the other direction for more support of the "tail feathers", but this is a fun way, too, using pecan halves as wings.