Easy Kid-Friendly Recipe: Turkey Oreos

Celebrate Thanksgiving with this sweet treat! Encourage children to get excited about making desserts with this simple no-bake Thanksgiving dessert recipe. Make a few for your family or a big batch to share with friends and neighbors. 

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If you love celebrating Thanksgiving, don’t forget to add one of these Instant Pot Thanksgiving RecipesCreamy Fruit Salad Recipe (Thanksgiving Fruit Salad), or 30 Minute Dinner Rolls to your menu this year. Now let’s break out the frosting and candy corn and get ready to assemble the sweetest turkeys!

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

If you need an activity for the children on your Thanksgiving guest list this year, consider grabbing these ingredients for a special treat. You can make them ahead of the big day or you can assemble while you wait for the turkey to cook.

This is the perfect idea to start a new tradition with your family. Holidays are more special when there are family traditions to look forward to, and holiday baking can become one of those special moments for you and your family. 

To balance out the sweetness of this treat, you could serve it alongside this adorable Turkey Veggie Tray.

turkey oreos ingredients including candy corn, oreos, and frosting

This recipe only requires Oreo sandwich cookies (feel free to use the store brand kind if available), candy corn, candy eyes, and frosting. Look for clearance Halloween candy to save a few cents, and the candy eyes are usually in the baking aisle. As for the frosting, you are free to use flavored frosting if you prefer. This recipe uses plain vanilla frosting, but you could experiment with chocolate or a seasonal fall flavor. You can also find everything on Amazon if you do not want to brave the crowds during holiday shopping. 

Oreos also come in a variety of flavors including seasonal offerings like pumpkin spice, maple creme, and gingerbread. Any of those would pair nicely with frosting and candy corn for a flavorful fall combination.  

How to Assemble Oreo Turkeys

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To start making Oreo turkeys, set up a designated area for assembly. You can use a baking sheet to minimize mess, but you will not need to bake anything. This simple no-bake idea only takes a few minutes for assembly depending on how many you want to make. 

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Start with an Oreo cookie and five pieces of candy corn. Carefully stick five candy corn pieces in between the cookies into the sandwich filling. 

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Using your frosting as “glue,” stick one piece of candy corn on the Oreo as a nose.

How to make turkey oreos recipe

To make your turkey’s eyes, place two candy eyes using the frosting as glue. 

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Get ready to serve and enjoy. Prepare as many as needed to serve your family. You could also use small cellophane bags to package a few for easy gifting to a friend or neighbor. Just be careful in assembly so that the frosting keeps the face of the turkey on. 

Turkey Oroes Recipe

More recipes using OREOs:

Christmas Tree Oreo Cookies

Air Fried Oreos

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake

You Are My Sunshine Oreo Pops

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Turkey Oreos

Use frosting and candy corn to assemble the cutest Thanksgiving treat.

Course Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey oreos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 44 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 12 Oreo Cookies
  • 1 package Candy Corn
  • 1 tub Frosting
  • 1 package Candy Eyes

Instructions

  1. Take one Oreo sandwich cookies and stick five candy corn pieces in between the cookies into the filling.
  2. Use the frosting as glue, stick one candy corn on the Oreo as a nose.
  3. Place two candy eyes on the Oreo using frosting as glue.
  4. Repeat until you have 12 completed turkey Oreos.
  5. Serve and enjoy with your family.

Recipe Notes

Consider using vanilla frosting or a seasonal fall flavor. You can use traditional Oreo cookies or a fall flavor like pumpkin, gingerbread, or maple. You can make as many turkey Oreos as you would like, but the recipe and nutritional information feature 12 completed turkey Oreos.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Oreos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
turkey oreos dessert idea

Wishing your family joy and happiness this Thanksgiving season! You may also like setting up a kids’ table and download free Thanksgiving printables to keep them busy during downtime. 

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