5 Quick & Fun Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas | Southern Living

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Try these 5 quick, easy and fun dessert crafts for your Thanksgiving this year!

Full Recipes:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns
Chocolate Frosting
Nutter Butter Bites
Hershey’s Kisses
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

-Pipe a small amount of frosting onto center of Nutter Butter Bite. Press one Hershey’s kiss into chocolate frosting.
-Pipe a dot of frosting on other side of Nutter Butter Bite and press one peanut butter chip into frosting
-Let “acorns” dry completely before serving

Marshmallow Turkey Legs
Large pretzel rod
White chocolate candy coating, melted
2 mini marshmallows
Wax paper
Vegetable cooking spray
2-3 Rice Krispy Treat bars broken into pieces

-Dip the end of the pretzel rod in the melted chocolate, and press 1 marshmallow into chocolate on each side. Let dry on wax paper
-Dip the pretzel rod and attached marshmallows in melted chocolate, covering about half the pretzel. Let dry.
-Lightly grease hands with cooking spray and press pieces of Rice Krispy Treat bars around the uncoated half of the pretzel rod, cover all sides.

Pilgrim Cookie Hats
Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
Keebler fudge-striped cookies
Yellow icing
Reese’s pieces candies

-Unwrap the peanut butter cups, place the cookie chocolate-covered side up and put a small amount of yellow frosting in its center
-Stick the peanut butter cup onto the frosting until its firmly in place. Make sure that there’s a thick line of frosting coming out form underneath the peanut butter cup. If not, line the bottom edge of the peanut butter cup with yellow icing.
-Place a single Reese’s piece onto the frosting as a “buckle”. Serve and enjoy!

Waffle Cone Cornucopias

Waffle cones
Toffee bits
Chocolate chips, melted
Parchment paper
Optional: Ribbon
Miscellaneous candies and snacks

-Optional: to curl the tip of your cornucopia, dip the end of the waffle cone in water for 20 seconds and microwave it for 20 seconds. Wrap the end around a clean pencil and let dry.
-Dip the rim of the waffle cone in melted chocolate; dip coated edge in toffee bits. Set cones on a piece of parchment paper and let dry
-Optional: add ribbon to dress up your cornucopia!
-Fill with your favorite fall candies and snacks. We used nuts, dried fruit, chocolate candies, caramel corn and candy pumpkins

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkeys
Chocolate frosting
Double stuf oreo cookies
Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups
Yellow frosting
Chocolate candy sprinkles
Optional: red decorating gel

-Squeeze a small amount of chocolate frosting around edge of one Oreo, covering about one-third of cookie edge. Insert 5 pieces of candy corn into frosting to simulate feathers.
-Using chocolate frosting, attach a second cookie to the first cookie to form a base. Candy corn should face away from the attached cookie
-Cut off and discard one edge of a mini peanut butter cup. Use chocolate frosting to attach the peanut butter cup where the two cookies meet, with the cut edge of the peanut butter cup against the base cookie.
-Using chocolate frosting, attach a whopped to top of peanut butter cup
-Cut white tip from a piece of candy corn to use for the beak, and attach to the Whopper, using chocolate frosting. Use yellow frosting to make two eyes on the Whopper and add one chocolate sprinkle to each eye.
-Let dry completely (about 10 mins) before placing upright. Using yellow frosting, add feet to the base cookie and if you like, add a wattle (red part under beak of turkey) using red decorating gel. Enjoy!

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  1. stop disrespeting my friend turkey she has feelings to you know like you humans now a day
    what did she ever do to you honestly this generation has no respect for turkeys. Turkeys have done a lot for us you know???? HAVE RESPECT so like um yeah and also why the turkey cookies tho like cookie didnt do anything bad either jee this generation needs to learn some manners and omg dont tell me im on a food rant because im not im just saying you guys have like no freaking respect and like aaron y r u reading this so um anyway yeah cookie has a country accent shh she did not see this and turkey has a princess aaron voice (jk) so yeah ummm im gone ranting
    edit : i totally did not like my own comment

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