Thanksgiving Candy Turkey

If you’re looking for a fun and festive Thanksgiving dessert, make these incredibly fun candy turkeys with kids. Decorate sandwich cookies with your kid’s favorite candies. Then, set them out on a platter after your Thanksgiving feast and watch them disappear!


  • Oreo cookies (or sandwich cookies)
  • Peanut butter cups (small)
  • Whoppers (malted chocolate balls)
  • Candy corn
  • Googley eyes
  • Icing
  • Food coloring
  • Sandwich bags
  • Butter knife
Open the sandwich cookie and add icing to the top half of each one. Press the cookies back together again. Stick candy corn into the icing between the cookies creating a semi-circle of candy corn. Add icing to a small sandwich bag and cut off one corner to create a pastry bag. Squeeze a bit of icing on one side of the peanut butter cup. Create the breast of the turkey by pressing the peanut butter cup onto the bottom half of the cookie. Do the same for the whopper but place it just above the breast to create the turkey’s head. Cut off the tip of one candy corns and use icing to stick it on the whopper to create the turkey’s beak. Use the icing to stick googley eyes* on the turkey. Then, lay a sandwich cookie on flat surface to create a base and use icing to “glue” the turkey onto the base so that it stands up.
 *Be sure to remove googley eyes before eating.
What desserts will you be making this Thanksgiving? Leave us a comment and let us know!
About the Author
Carla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer science with an emphasis in Child Development. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree, specializing in public librarianship and youth services.