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.
If you love celebrating Thanksgiving, don’t forget to add one of these Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes, Creamy 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.
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
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.
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.
Using your frosting as “glue,” stick one piece of candy corn on the Oreo as a nose.
To make your turkey’s eyes, place two candy eyes using the frosting as glue.
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.
More recipes using OREOs:
- 12 Oreo Cookies
- 1 package of Candy Corn
- 1 tub of Frosting
- 1 package of Candy Eyes
- Take one Oreo sandwich cookies and stick five candy corn pieces in between the cookies into the filling.
- Use the frosting as glue, stick one candy corn on the Oreo as a nose.
- Place two candy eyes on the Oreo using frosting as glue.
- Repeat until you have 12 completed turkey Oreos.
- Serve and enjoy with your family.
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.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 44Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 0g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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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