Our family has made these festive turkeys for the last few years on Thanksgiving Day after I get the turkey in the oven. We use them as place "cards" at the table for dinner. Everyone creates one to sit on their bread plate. The adults enjoy the gooey fun as much as the kids.
They are all over the blogosphere, but I first saw this idea in a second grade classroom at my school. The kids absolutely loved making them.
You need the following ingredients:
- double stuff Oreo cookies - 2 per turkey
- a small Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
- candy corn (It looks better with traditional orange, yellow, and white candy corn. Last year we ended up with green and red.)
- a chocolate kiss
- orange frosting and/or white frosting
- a small tube of black gel frosting
First carefully separate an Oreo. Press 5 candy corns point down into the creme on one side of the Oreo. Add some frosting for extra sticking power. We used orange frosting for this. Re-attach the side of the cookie.
Lay the second Oreo flat of the table. This will be your base. Frost the bottom of the first Oreo opposite the candy corn. Stand it up on the base. You may want to add more frosting, if it doesn't stand up. We added a peanut butter cup for the turkey's belly propped up on two candy corn feet.
The chocolate kiss becomes the turkey face. Frost the flat side of the kiss and put it on top of the peanut butter cup. Your turkey is really taking shape now. Add two eyes. We used a drop of white frosting and a tiny dot of black for the pupils.
If you wanted to, you could add two more candy corns for wings. We didn't, because, there is a whole lot of sugar in one place already.