My preschooler and her classmates take turns bringing the snack to school. She just happened to be assigned the last day before Thanksgiving break, so we decided to make something festive. Now, normally we take something healthy- so don’t judge me!! I saw several versions of this treat, but decided the others were more intensive than necessary (drawing with icing, etc) and they all added more cookies and candy while using frosting as the “glue”. I just can’t feed my kids that much sugar!! And I also can’t put that much work into something that is going to be eaten in a matter of seconds!
Here is my simplified version:
For each turkey, you will need:
1 Oreo cookie- double stuffed
4 whole candy corn
1 small peanut butter cup (Reece’s miniatures- NOT minis!)
1 candy corn tip (in your bag of candy corn, there will be a million pieces that are broken- no need to cut the candy corn!)
1 piece of orange slice- I used Brach’s Mandarin Orange Slices (I’ll show you how I cut them) or something else shaped like a wattle
Nutella or peanut butter for the “glue”.
Start by making the tail feathers- stick the candy corn into the Oreo cookie. (The other recipes have you opening the Oreo, adding icing and tons of candy corn before putting the cookie back together- too sugary and too much work!)
Then, add a glob of Nutella (or peanut butter) to the top side of the peanut butter cup to make his head. Squish it onto the Oreo. I put mine toward the lower side of the cookie, but it really doesn’t matter!
Next, put a little dab of your glue toward the top of his face and pop 2 nerds onto for his eyes.
You can make the wattle using orange slices if you cut it into the sections that are already there, and then cut them in half horizontally so they are not so tall- each orange slice candy should give you 10 wattles.
Next, glue on the candy corn tip for his beak, and the orange slice for his wattle.
So cute and super easy! My girls did this project with my nephews and they all had such a great time! Perfect little project for little hands!!
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