No-Bake Candy Corn Turkey Cookies are the perfect dessert for kids of all ages! These Thanksgiving turkeys are a super fun treat!
Decorated Turkey Cookies
As Thanksgiving desserts go, these No-Bake Candy Corn Turkey Cookies are incredibly adorable! With only a few simple ingredients, you can decorate your Thanksgiving table with these cute little turkey cookies and everyone will be gushing about them.
These no-bake Thanksgiving desserts are vegetarian and can serve as many people as you’d like. I aim for about 25 when I am making them, but you really can make as many or as few as you’d prefer.
Just make sure that you have one Nilla Wafer, five candy corn, one Reese’s cup, and two eyes for a single turkey shape and turkey feathers and you are good to go.
The best part about these simple turkey cookies is that they are a fun activity in addition to a compliment to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Spend a little bit of quality time with the kids doing this fun project and let them show off their final products during your Thanksgiving celebrations. Besides, their little fingers will have an easier time applying the eyes than you will!
You should be able to find all of the ingredients you need at your local grocery store, but if you can’t find them there, Amazon is your friend.
Instead of only pumpkin pie and apple pie, allow a little candy corn turkey to sit next to each place setting during dinner and/or dessert. They are so much fun and a great way to encourage everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday.
- If you don’t have food tweezers, you can use the tine of a fork or a piping bag instead. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a Ziploc bag and cut a tiny end off of a corner.
How To Make Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Recipe
No-Bake Candy Corn Turkey Cookies Ingredients:
25 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
50 small candy eyes
125 miniature candy corn
Orange frosting in a can
1 cup chocolate candy melts
25 Nilla wafers
Food tweezers (optional)
Piping bag (optional)
Step 1: Take out a few cookie sheets or plates and prepare a flat surface for working. You can line them with parchment paper or wax paper for easy clean-up, but it’s not necessary.
It is a good idea if you create an assembly line of sorts, so line up all of your ingredients on the counter or workspace.
Step 2: In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat your candy melts on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
This will become your edible glue. You should be able to use this right out of the bowl, but if you find it easier to put this in a piping bag, feel free.
Step 3: Place a few Nilla wafers onto the prepared workspace with the flat side down, so that you can build on the top of the cookie.
Step 4: Dip the side of your peanut butter cup into your melted chocolate and place it onto the top of your Nilla Wafer (the front will form the turkey face and the back is the turkey body). You will want to place it in the center of the cookie.
Step 5: Using a pair of food tweezers to pick up your candy eyeballs, dip the backs of each eye in your chocolate frosting or place a bit of chocolate on each eye with a pastry bag.
Place them onto the front of your peanut butter cups, towards the top of your turkey head. If you can manage it with your fingers, feel free to do that, but they are pretty tiny!
Step 6: Dip the yellow ends of 3 candy corn pieces into your melted chocolate and place them onto the back of your peanut butter cup, on the bottom part – towards the Nilla Wafer.
Make sure that the creamy frosting is up against the Reese’s cup so that it sticks.
Step 7: Dip the white ends of 2 pieces of candy corn into your melted chocolate and place them in between the candy corn spaces, sticking the opposite way (towards the top of your peanut butter cup). These are your candy corn feathers.
Step 8: Use your orange icing to pipe frosting onto the adorable turkey cookies in the shape of a beak.
Step 9: Let your cute little guys sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Serve these easy Thanksgiving cookies with your Thanksgiving feast and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!
How To Store Leftover No-Bake Candy Corn Turkey Cookies
Store any leftover candy corn turkeys in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap for up to a week.
Can I Use Anything Instead Of Candy Eyes For These Easy Turkey Cookies?
Yes! Candy eyes are your best option, but if you don’t have any and can’t find them, try some white chocolate chips and black decorating gel.
Dip the flat part of each chocolate chip into the candy melt bowl and affix it to the face of the turkey treats. Do two for each little turkey.
Once they have set, add a dot of black gel to the point of each chocolate chip. Sometimes you have to add finishing touches with what you have available!
Can I Use Thanksgiving Candy Corn For My Candy Turkeys?
I wouldn’t use Brach’s Turkey Dinner Candy Corn for this recipe. If you purchase a bag of Thanksgiving Candy Corn, you will see that each is a different flavor, including green beans, sweet potato pie, and roasted turkey.
Adding these flavors to your little turkeys will change the flavor significantly and you won’t like it!
Are You Looking For More Thanksgiving Meal Ideas? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
- Cinnamon Roll Waffles With Maple Cranberry Sauce
- Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
- Turkey Deviled Eggs For Thanksgiving
- Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart
- Chewy And Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
- Thanksgiving Desserts Anyone Can Make
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You can make as many or as few as you'd like with these. Just make sure you have one Nilla Wafer, five candy corn, one Reese's cup, and two eyes for each. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Nutrition is an estimate and may vary.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
You can make as many or as few as you'd like with these. Just make sure you have one Nilla Wafer, five candy corn, one Reese's cup, and two eyes for each.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition is an estimate and may vary.