Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lover’s Turkeys

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 …

Nutter butter M&M's 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 ;)

peanut butter and chocolate lover's turkeysThis is all the stuff you need to make Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lover’s Turkeys …

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  • 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)

nutter butter peanut butter cup turkey instructions

  1. Cut Nutter Butter Cookies in half.  I used a serrated steak knife and sawing motion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.

M&M's peanut butter chocolate turkey

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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Summer – Part 3 …Tiki Huts and my contribution to Shark Week

Do you remember Summer – Parts 1 and 2, we sailed to the sweet place of Sugar Island

Candy pretzel palm trees

It only makes sense that lodging on Sugar Island would be in Tiki Huts made from candy …

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Would you prefer to stay in one of those exotic fancy dancy huts that is perched above the water …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tiki Huts

I have never stayed in a hut, have you?  Do they have modern plumbing … like bathrooms?

This what you will need to build your own candy hut …

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  • Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
  • Graham Crackers
  • White Candy Coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Blue Piping Gel
  • Candy flower sprinkles
  • Small paint brush (food safe)

To make the Tiki Huts …

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  1. Melt about half of the bag of PB chips in the microwave.  Mine was very thick and I added some paramount crystals (you could also use vegetable oil or shortening).  Place a dot of melted PB chips on one Mini PB cup (small side up).
  2. Place a Kiss on top of Mini  PB cup, let it sit a moment to harden up.
  3. Use the paint brush to cover the Kiss with the melted PB chips and chill or let harden.  I like the brush strokes, it creates texture!

To make the graham crackers island and water, follow the same steps as when we made sailboats and palm trees …

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  • Smear melted white candy on graham cracker, sprinkle cinnamon/sugar, add a Tiki Hut (or 2), add a few flowers, let harden!

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  • Smear melted white candy on graham cracker, chill for a few minutes, smear blue piping gel, add a Tiki Hut (or 2, or 3)!

Oh … my contribution to Shark Week …

 

As you can see from the photo above … these are shark free waters!   This is a shark free blog … as I mentioned in the past … Jaws scared me for life ;)

I always look forward to your comments!

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Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cup Trees

When I made these Peanut Butter Cup Trees 

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Tree

I immediately wanted to put them on cupcakes … but was sure that they would fall over.

So … today we have mini trees …

cupcakes peanut butter cup trees

Since these are mini trees, they are even quicker to make than the originals …

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For complete directions visit the original post … just make the top two layers using the Hershey’s Kiss and Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cup.

Quick and easy cupcakes for such a busy time of year!

christmas tree cupcakes

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Snowmen Pops

Today is the Snowman Pop Hat Parade …

Snowman Pops with Hats

maybe it’s a Snowman Silly Hat Fashion Show!

All I know … these were so easy and fun to make … a great project that the kids can help with :)

I used a variety of candy/cookies to show options for snowman hats … I also couldn’t make a decision today!

This is what you will need …

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  • Large marshmallows
  • Sticks … these cute striped ones came from Cost Plus/World Market
  • Oreo cookies … I used the holiday ones with red filling
  • Mini Oreos, miniature Reese’s PB cups or large gum drops
  • Orange Starburst
  • Dark chocolate – melted
  • Water

Make the noses … cut 1 Starburst (or any orange pliable candy) into 4 pieces and shape into something that looks like a carrot … like playing with clay or Play-dough.

Use 1 stick as a drill to “pre-drill” a hole in the marshmallow for the nose and insert the nose.  Now, dip the tip of a stick in water, then insert it into the bottom of the marshmallow …                                         003
Use melted chocolate to give the snowman eyes and a mouth.  I used a lollipop stick for the large dots, a toothpick for small dots and lines.  Use whatever works for you … maybe a decorating bag or squeeze bottle?  Set aside to dry …

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Put a little melted chocolate on an Oreo and lay the marshmallow on top of it … like he’s doing a head stand ;)  Let dry …

snowman pop

Use a piece of styrofoam, pop holder or something to make pops stand up …

marshmallow snowman

Use melted chocolate to attach candy/cookies to finish the hats …

 snowmen pops

I plan on sharing a cupcake idea tomorrow … in the meantime remember these oldies …

I just finished making 30 pounds of this … Yes, I did say 30 pounds!

Sweet & salty chocolate carmel peanut bark Chocolate Carmel Salty Peanut Bark   

Tonight I’m making these …

Smoothies Smoothies

Banana Nut bread just came out of the oven … my kitchen looks like an earthquake took place and everything came out of the cupboards.  Good news … no earthquake … it was just me!  I’d show you a photo, but it’s too embarrassing ;)