In the middle of apple and pumpkin season, let’s not forget about a large group of people … Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers! I tend to get focused on fall flavors and then my family reminds me about the peanut butter and chocolate. There is a possibility that my house may be the national headquarters for peanut butter and chocolate lovers! After all … I’m married to The Peanut Butter Man!
I still have a few pumpkin treats up my sleeve and of course will make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, but haven’t made a peanut butter/chocolate goodie in a while! Today, I give you these turkeys …
Honestly, these turkeys were a surprise to me … wanted to make a turkey this year, but the idea just wouldn’t come together. I tried to stop thinking about it … Colleen (a reader) sent me an email sharing some turkeys that have been done by others in blogland … still didn’t help! Yesterday, I had a totally different project in mind that didn’t work … suddenly these turkeys were born. Hope you like them Colleen and everyone else, too ;)
- Chocolate CandiQuik (chocolate candy coating) (4 ounces will do about 12-15 turkeys)
- Peanut Butter Cups (I used Reese’s Snack Size)
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- M&M’s (I used autumn colors)
- Peanut M&M’s
- Rainbow Chip Crunch
- Red Heart Sprinkles
- Fall/Leaf Sprinkles
- Candy Eyeballs (not in photo)
- Cut Nutter Butter Cookies in half. I used a serrated steak knife and sawing motion.
- Melt the chocolate and place in a squeeze bottle (or just use a toothpick). I use the chocolate as “edible glue” (not like the paste you ate in Kindergarten!) to hold all the parts together. Use a dot of chocolate to attach a Peanut M&M (head) to the cookie, then the red heart (waddle), Rainbow Chip (beak) and candy eyeballs.
- Use a larger dot of chocolate to attach 5 M&M’s as tail feathers and let harden up. (helpful hint – I made the dot of chocolate on the cookie, put an M&M on it, pulled the M&M away for a second and then pushed it back. That seemed to help it attach quicker.)
- Make a larger squiggle or dollop of chocolate on a peanut butter cup, attach turkey and add sprinkles … let chocolate harden up and tap off any extra sprinkles.
I have a family story to share that has nothing to do with turkeys … First, let me say that I am 58 years old … Son #3 is 29 years old … a few days ago I went to the doctor … came home and told Son #3 that the doctor confirmed what I had thought … I have Shingles … Son #3 looked at me and said “I thought that only old people got Shingles!” … I broke the news to him … “I’m old!” … the hubby and I are surprised (and happy) that he doesn’t think of us as old, LOL ;) I know that my kids keep getting older … somehow I don’t think that I’m getting older!
I look forward to your comments!
Thank you to Miss CandiQuik for providing the CandiQuik :)
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