This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving treats and I make these cute little guys every year.  A quick and easy table decoration, cupcake topper or plain old “keep people out of my kitchen” distraction project, Sweet Thanksgiving Turkeys make everyone smile.


Sweet Thanksgiving Turkeys

Makes 24 turkeys


  • 24 Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • 24 Lindor Truffles, assorted flavors
  • 120 pieces of candy corn
  • 24 Jelly Belly beans
  • Chocolate frosting in a can


Unwrap candy.  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.

Put a little more frosting the top of the truffle opposite the tail.  Stick on a Jelly Belly for the turkey’s head.

Repeat until you have 24 turkeys.  Let dry.  I display these in fancy muffin wrappers as place settings on Thanksgiving.

Original recipe- no idea!  Someone brought to a meeting many years ago and I’ve made for Thanksgiving every year since.

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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