I’ve been making these adorable turkeys for years.  They are great as a place setting, garnish or decoration.  The best part is they’re a “cheater” recipe, meaning the pieces are premade and you just stick them together.

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Sweet Thanksgiving Turkeys

Makes 24 turkeys


  • 24 Reese’s peanut butter cups- regular or snack size.  Not minis.
    • Substitution: chocolate covered graham cracker or cookie
  • 24 Lindor Truffles (any flavor)
    • Substitution: malted milk balls or large gumballs
  • 120 pieces of candy corn (any colors)
  • 24 Jelly Belly beans
    • Substitution: Tic-Tacs
  • Chocolate frosting


Unwrap all candy.  Tell your husband to quit eating the truffles because you counted them.

Put a small blob of frosting on the Reese’s peanut butter cup.  This will be the base so your turkey doesn’t tip over.

Holding the truffle, put another small blob of frosting on the back.  Stick 5 pieces of candy corn to the frosting with narrow tip inwards, making a fan.  Yes 5 pieces will fit.  This is the turkey’s tail.

Carefully set the truffle on the peanut butter cup with the fan sticking up.  Readjust the feathers if needed.

Using a little more frosting, put some on the top of the Lindor Truffle opposite the fan.  Stick on a Jelly Belly.  This is the turkey’s head.

Repeat until you have 24 turkeys.  Let dry overnight.

I serve them in fancy muffin wrappers as place settings on Thanksgiving.

Original recipe- no idea!  Someone brought these to a meeting many years ago and I upgraded them with truffles, pb cups and jelly beans.

Anna Lookingbill

Anna Lookingbill

I'm a self-taught Betty Crocker. Food should be pretty, delicious and have sprinkles. Professionally I'm a clinical social worker. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest- Sugar and Spice Baking Blog- for great recipes, amazing restaurants and culinary adventures.

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