Nutter Butter and Chocolate Turkeys

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Turkeys

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Thanksgiving is around the corner … need a sweet simple, easy peasy and pretty darn cute turkey to help decorate the table?  Well, you are going to love my Nutter Butter and Chocolate Turkeys!  They can be used as place … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Candy

pumpkin pie candy with crust

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Do you like pumpkin pie and pie crust?  Do you like candy?  How about having fun with food? I have got a treat for you … This is candy on pie crust!  Kind of looks like pumpkin pie … doesn’t … Continue reading

Chocolate Acorns

cookie candy acorns 2013

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I’m nuts about acorns and anything acorn related! I am attracted to acorns themselves, acorn plates, acorn photos, acorn charms … you get the idea. Do you like these roly-poly little guys … I made them just for you! These acorns are candy (like … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Ideas …

Do you know what you are making for Thanksgiving dessert?   Here are a few ideas from last year … These Pecan Pie Cupcakes have been a popular item lately.  I didn’t originally think about them for Thanksgiving … I may … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Review …

Turkey Leg Cake Pops

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What are you making for Thanksgiving?  Here is a quick “round-up” of my Thanksgiving ideas for this year …   Sweet Acorns … I’m bringing a bowl to the in-laws … does it count as a side dish? … or … Continue reading

Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

The weeks are flying by … can you believe it’s mid November?  These little goodies are quick, easy and can be made now and kept until Thanksgiving.  The kids could help  … they’ll love making the Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats … eating the pops too!

0081 marshmallow pilgrim hats

This is what you will need …

  • Large marshmallows (I used the caramel/vanilla swirl, just because)
  • Famous Chocolate Wafers (or something similar)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Melted dark chocolate (about 1 pound for 24 marshmallows)
  • Melted chocolate of a contrasting color (I just used up some leftovers)
  • Marker with edible ink (oops, forgot it in the photo)

Dip the tip of the lollipop stick in melted dark chocolate … then poke it in the marshmallow … set it aside to firm up.  This will help prevent the marshmallow from slipping around on the stick and create a clean line of chocolate on the stick …

Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate … tap off excess chocolate and place in styrofoam or similar holder.  Then pop them in the fridge or freeze for a few minutes to firm up …

Lay out some chocolate cookie wafers on a cookie sheet (break off any uneven pieces) … dip 1/4 to 1/3 of the chocolate marshmallow in a contrasting color … then place it on top of a cookie …

Use the marker (edible of course) to draw a buckle …

I told you that this project was fast and easy!

Are you wondering who the winner of the giveaway is?

     The winner is #12, Janice!  I will be sending an email.

Thank you to everyone for participating … I hope it was helpful to you … it was to me.

  • I had forgotten about Cost Plus World Market … thanks Carolyn.

  • I never would have thought of Avon … thanks Sandy.

  • Have you ever checked Cracker Barrel’s candy section?  They carry all sorts of stuff.

I ♥ comments …

Cornucopia Cupcakes

Cornucopia or horn of plenty?  Either way … I think of it as a traditional Thanksgiving symbol.

These are very easy to make and I did find the pumpkins that seemed difficult to locate … i just had to try a different grocery store!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway … it ends in a few days!

This is what you will need for today’s cupcake project …

    Bugles … that I had to wrestle away from son #2 (he claims they were in an “undesignated” area of the kitchen!), melted chocolate, candy pumpkins, chocolate jimmies and leaf or fall colored jimmies …

  cupcakes and frosting … I used my light chocolate icing and a Wilton #1M tip

Pipe the icing in a swirl motion … starting on the outside edge of the cupcake … *helpful hint … take the cupcakes out of the pan FIRST … I don’t know what I was thinking … I usually end up sticking my finger in the icing when I do it this way, duh!

Add some sprinkles …

Now make the cornucopia … I used a lollipop stick to hold the Bugle while spooning melted chocolate over it … tap off the excess chocolate …

Stand the chocolate Bugles and put in the fridge to firm up …

Dip the Bugle edge in melted chocolate and immediately dip in chocolate jimmies …

Then place it right on a cupcake and add a pumpkin …

Tomorrow … more marshmallows …

 

Turkey Cupcakes

It’s November … let the holidays begin!!!  Have you been to any stores in the last few days?  The ones that have visited are definitely geared up for the holiday season.

Most of us have many ideas, plans and goals for the upcoming holidays.  I want to share my Thanksgiving ideas with you and then move on.

Here is the first cupcake idea for Thanksgiving … my favorite Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting  that I have shared before.  The reasons that I chose peanut butter are …

  1. Peanut butter is a good turkey color
  2. The turkey head is made with a Nutter Butter peanut butter cookie
  3. My family has a love affair with peanut butter

… or …

Of course, you could make them any flavor you wish

This is what you will need … I tried to give options …

  • Frosted cupcakes
  • Nutter Butter Bites (small round cookies)
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Feathers – candy corn or indian corn (I found it in the Halloween clearance section!)
  • Beaks – candy coated sunflower seeds or candy coated chips
  • Gobbler – candy coated sunflower seeds or heart sprinkles
  • Feet – leaf sprinkles or flower sprinkles
  • A small amount of icing or melted chocolate to use as “glue”

First, place the tail feathers on your turkey cupcake body …

Now, assemble the turkey heads.  Use a toothpick and a little icing to “glue” everything in place.  Tweezers may be helpful.  I do think they are starting to develop personality …

Place the heads on the cupcakes …

They need feet …

They do make me smile … I named this one Mr. Turkey Lurkey …

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I look forward to reading your comments …