Thanksgiving Desserts For Kids: Candy Stuffed Turkeys

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

For full disclosure, I actually made these last year and never posted about them.

So this candy is a year old! Just kidding – these are long used. The photos are a year old, though. Don’t hate. I have much to share about work and life and Astro’s surgery, and I’ll be doing that in a less crafty candy type of post. Some people just come here for the candy stuffed turkeys – if you can believe that. I’ve been waxing poetic about everything under the sun for over 8 years now, but give the people what they want! For the rest of you, I’ll be back as myself on Friday. Also, all of these posts are fully me as well. You can probably tell, right? No imposters here! That said, I’ll be waxing poetic on Friday.

For now, it’s just desserts. Thanksgiving desserts!

Thanksgiving Desserts For Kids: Candy Stuffed Turkeys:

What You Need:

Tissue Paper—red, orange, green, yellow, blue, brown
Fall Candy—assorted types and flavors
Stickers and/or small toys
6 Brown Pipe Cleaners
Small Piece Orange Paper
Googly Eyes
Glue

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

What You Do:

1 – Cut 6 pieces of the brown tissue paper into 12” x 12” squares

2 – Cut 6 strips of tissue paper of each of the other colors into about 1 ½” x 18” pieces and fold each of these in half

3 – Cut 6 tiny orange triangles from the orange paper

4 – Lay out one of the brown paper squares, and lay 5 different colors of the paper strips on the center of the top half of the brown square

5 – Set a pile of candy and stickers/toys in the middle of the brown square, partially covering the colored strips

6 – Gather up the corners and edges of the brown paper and bring them together around the pile of candy

7 – Make sure the colored strips stay tucked inside the brown paper, but they need to stick out the top of the brown after you bring it all together

8 – Take the pipe cleaner and tie it around the brown paper just like you would tie a bag closed

9 – Twist the pipe cleaner and cut off any excess

10 – Glue 2 googly eyes and an orange beak on the front – you can add a small piece of red paper to resemble a wattle if you would like

11 – Repeat steps 4-8 to assemble all the turkeys

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

If you’re enjoying my cute Thanksgiving fare, don’t forget my Turkey Cheese Balls!

So, d you still like to sit at the kids’ table for Thanksgiving? More Thanksgiving desserts!

Looking for Thanksgiving Desserts for kids? (and adults too) These Candy Stuffed Turkeys are exactly what you need for you #Thanksgiving table next week!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls: Recipe

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

Why, yes. These are adorable! I’m so glad you asked me to make them.

It really is beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving around here. You can see it in the trees. They’re sort of top-heavy right now – brilliant orange with a fade down the middle, and also half naked. I had one last fall foliage photo shoot over the weekend. That doesn’t mean more won’t creep up. I do have head shots and Christmas card shots in the next few weeks, but if people want holiday card photos taken, they might be in for winter wonderland ones soon. And really, it’s all good.

Like Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls.

Keep Astro in your thoughts today! He’s getting x-rays done to potentially (or probably) schedule a surgery for next week. He’s had a limp since birth which apparently comes with having a German Shepherd head on Basset Hound legs. I can’t wait until he’s not in pain anymore and he can follow his instincts to run around like a lunatic. I mean, he does that anyway, but not without repercussions. It comes along with having a puppy mind on stiff legs. So many conflicts. It’s like when you’re shaped like a turkey but you’re made of cheese. There’s no turkey in this recipe! So if you came here for turkey and cheese balls, and not turkey-shaped cheese balls.. I apologize. For everyone else, I present you this recipe without turkey.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls:

What You Need:

7.5 oz Veggie Garden Cream Cheese
1 ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Crushed Pecans
Slivered Almonds
Red Bell Pepper
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Whole Peppercorns
Edible Food Coloring Markers

What You Do:

1 – In a medium size bowl, mix the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese

2 – With a cookie scoop or spoon, make about a 1-inch ball, roll it in the crushed pecans, and place on parchment paper

3 – Take the edible markers and color the slivered almonds any colors you’d like

4 – You’ll need 4 almonds per cheese ball – place 4 almonds towards the back of the cheese ball

5 – Cut the cheese slices into little triangles and the red pepper into little slices

6 – Then place these on the cheese ball as the nose and wattle

7 – And then, store in refrigerator until ready to serve

8 – Lastly, serve on crackers or with veggies. Enjoy!!

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

And don’t forget my Mini Pumpkin Cheese Ball Bites! You can make them as well and serve both on Thanksgiving!

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

So, what’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

These Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Balls will be the hit of any Fall and Thanksgiving feast. The #recipe requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all