With Thanksgiving JUST around the corner, tummies around America are preparing to gorge themselves as on no other day of the year. Here are some fun and easy Thanksgiving themed snacks to put your crew in a festive mood!
|Turkey Cheese Ball|
Turkey Cheese Ball
What you’ll need: Cheese ball, pretzel sticks, candy corn, red fruit roll-up (or icing), beef jerky stick, candy eyes or black and white icing, crackers.
After making (or purchasing) your favorite cheese ball recipe, insert several rows of pretzel sticks on one side in a fan pattern to create the turkey’s feathers. On the opposite side, insert beef jerky stick to create the turkey’s neck. Use a dab of icing on a piece of candy corn to make it stick to the jerky for the beak. Do the same with candy eyes or create your own with icing. Lastly, tear a thin, pointed strip of fruit roll-up and drape it over the candy corn for the turkey’s waddle. Serve on a plate or platter with crackers.
|Pilgrim Hat Cookies|
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
What you’ll need: Fudge stripe coookies, mini-Reese’s cups, and yellow icing.
Use icing to attach the Reese’s cups (upside down) to the (solid) bottom of cookie. Use icing to create hat band and buckle. How easy is that?!?!
|Chocolate Pretzel Turkeys|
Chocolate Pretzel Turkeys
What you’ll need: Chocolate covered mini-pretzels, Chocolate-Covered Oreos, candy corn, icing, and candy eyes (or white and black icing).
Use icing to attach three chocolate covered mini-pretzels to the bottom of a Chocolate-Covered Oreo. Do the same to attach the candy corn nose and candy eyes, or create eyes using white and black icing. Ta-da!! Turkeys!
What you’ll need: Fresh fruit (and cheese cubes if you wish), waffle ice-cream cones, and napkins.
Line the inside of each waffle cone with a napkin to absorb fruit juices and prevent cones from becoming soggy. Fill with fresh fruit (or candy, cheese, Chex Mix, chopped veggies, whatever you want!) and voila!
What you’ll need: Hershey’s Kisses, peanut butter, toothpick, and bite-sized Nilla Wafers (or Nutter Butter Bites).
Using peanut butter, attach a wafer to the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss. Using a toothpick, create a “stem” on top of the wafer. Done!
What you’ll need: Deviled eggs, paprika, fresh chives, toothpick or fork prong, and melon baller.
After making deviled eggs, use melon baller to shape mixture into a ball. Place ball on egg half and use a toothpick or fork prong to create pumpkin grooves. Sprinkle with paprika, being sure to keep spice off of egg white (wipe off with finger if necessary). Cut chives into 1/4″ pieces and insert into top of egg mixture to create the stem. Dunzo!
|Caramel Apple Slices|
Caramel Apple Slices
What you’ll need: Whole apples, caramel, melon baller, and muffin tins (optional, but makes it MUCH easier).
Cut apples in half. Using melon baller, scoop out the middle of each apple half. Place apple halves skin-down in muffin tins. Fill with caramel and refrigerate for at least one hour. Slice and serve!
|You Want One Of These Right Now, Don’t You?|
For an added twist, drizzle chocolate (and chopped nuts?!?) and refrigerate again until solid. YUMMM.
|Sweet Roll Turkeys|
For breakfast, feed your crowd these fun, delicious sweet roll turkeys!
What you’ll need: Refrigerated sweet rolls, bacon, pretzels, candy corn, and candy eyes (or white and black icing).
After baking sweet rolls and making bacon, cut bacon strips in half and insert into back of sweet roll to create turkey feathers. Stick pretzel sticks into bottom of sweet roll to create turkey legs, and add candy corn nose and candy eyes (or make with white and black icing) and you have the sweetest turkey you’ve ever tasted!