Scince it’s Friday (woo hoo!) I thought we’d do something fun.  These little turkeys (speaking of turkeys, did you see what mine did yesterday??) are perfect for school parties, family nights, and Thanksgiving place holders.  At the end there’s an easy pilgrim hat as well.  I don’t really know where this idea originated from- I made the turkeys as a kid as I’m sure many of you have and I’ve seen the little hats all over the internet.  Both Turkey Day classics, so go have some fun!


Hope you enjoy these fun little things- Happy Friday!

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    Pam says:

    Love them, will have to try them. <3

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    Irene says:

    I’m going to make these

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    Brenda says:

    How do I get the place cards? I love the turkeys!

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    Kelly says:

    What a great way to use up your leftover candy corn!! I have to save this idea to use with my granddaughter (she’s only 2 months…) later!!

    thanks ever!!

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    P)eggy says:

    I want to make them & take them to my ABC group(“Bible Class”) it’s our turn to bring treats. I’m making my Mom’s cinnamon Rolls but these Turkeys are Awesome! I need to call my local grocery store to see if they have candy corn cause I don’t. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT IDEA’S. I’ll write back to tell you how everyone liked the turkey’s. Cross your fingers that Cub has “candy corn”!

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    Julianne Sterk says:

    These are just too stinking cute to be believed. I’m going to make some for my grandchildren. So doggone cute!

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    Mary Burkart says:

    Love these! & the little red wobbly thing is called the turkey’s waddle (i know it sounds kinda strange)

    Want to do these with my great nieces, age 3 & 2!

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    Joycee says:

    I scaned the comments and didn’t see someone come up with “Wattle” the thing that hangs off the beak. I made the witches hats for my sewing group and will get the supplies for the turkeys — they are so cute.

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    Mrs Best says:

    The red thing along the turkey’s neck is called a beard or “wattle” . 😀
    Thanks to my husband!

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    Very cute! My girls and I always make some sort of Thanksgiving craft and these will be perfect for our Thanksgiving table!

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    Sondra says:

    My daughter and I are making these turkeys tonight for her snack day at school tomorrow,shes in Kindergarten! Such a cute idea!!!

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    Margaret says:

    It is called a wattle. I think you meant a fudge stripe cookie.. Wonderful ideas. Thank you

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    Tharesa says:

    Love these!! We had to shared your blog on our business facebook page – Chore Pad, with a link back here. I will be making these this year! Thanks for sharing!


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    Kyrstin says:

    These are just adorable! I am going to make these with my son for his 2nd grade class.

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    Heather says:

    How adorable I would love to make these but have to find an alternative to the pb cups since we have a child with a SEVERE nut allergy! Any suggestions…my daughter makes soy butter cups and they are good but so expensive to make and they aren’t always perfect for a recipe like this.

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    Sue Lutz says:

    I saw these at TOFW in your cookbook when I was at the Denver conference. I have them set to go this week for my girl scout troop to make!!! I have 27 girls from Daisies to Ambassadors. So looking forward to doing this with them!!! I want your cookbooks so bad, but will have to settle for what I can get online. You girls are just awesome.

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    Donna says:

    I love these! Not a criticism, but just a suggestion — the wattle goes over the top of the beak, it doesn’t dangle from the bottom. 🙂

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    teneramie says:

    WOW! awesome!

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    Kathy Weaver says:

    Heads up. I bought Meijer brand O’s instead of Oreos and they are smaller around then Oreos. The Oreo size works better.

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    Mary says:

    Is this comment real or a joke? Drew, your comment is fraught with grammatical errors. Can I trust your post? In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank Sara for her fun and creative idea. It’s fantastic!

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    Ana says:

    These are super cute. Any idea what I can replace the peanut butter cups with? Because of allergy risk I cannot use peanut butter cups.

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      sara says:

      I’m not sure, you’d have to browse the candy aisle and just look for something with a similar shape!

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    dominick says:

    The turkeys look delisus! I can’t wait to eat them! Because Thanksgiving is next Thursday!

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    Elaine says:

    The red part on a turkey is his beard.

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    Trisha says:

    Love all your ideas…………. thanks for sharing! =)

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    Kellyanne says:

    I loveee these and want to make them for my daughter’s preschool party, however I can’t use pant peanut products. Any suggestion for a replacement for the pb cup? Thanks!

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      Shannon says:

      These are so adorable and easy! Just got done making them for my troop’s Thanksgiving party!

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    Cyndy says:

    Love the little turkey name tags!! I will be making these for our Thanksgiving dinner table!! Thanks!

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    Araceli Gomez says:

    Great idea and so simple to make. I’m making these this thanksgiving. My kids will love them, I did.

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    Steve says:

    My daughter and I will be making these for our holiday cookie exchange party. They are adorable. Keep up the good work.

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    Mindi says:

    Ohhhhh I love these! Totally pinned! I heard you speak at TOFW here in Denver! Hoping to get your cookbooks! Great stuff!

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    Kim says:

    The Gobble Gobble is called a beard and the longer the beard the bigger the prize when Turkey hunting (: I will have to make these…they are adorable! thx for sharing

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    vicki says:

    Making these for my daughters class! And I do believe it’s called a woddle lol (spelling?)

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    Robin says:

    VERY cute!!! I have spent an hour searching the web for something fun to do w/ my two sweet grandboys. They will LOVE this!! And if for some reason we can’t make it look just right it will be delicious to nibble anyway! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for this CUTE idea!!!
    Robin, Solvang, California

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    Camryn says:

    The red thing is called a Waddle.

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    elaine moellmer says:

    OK … I just finished making 17 turkeys. They are in the refrigerator and I am hoping the frosting will harden a bit. The cookies do not want to stay together. I got yellow tube frosting in small tube and it is way too clear … the pupils of the turkey do not show on it … so I am leaving off the eyes on the rest. Hoping the beaks will stick. If they will stay together they are adorable. I did get the double filling and then made a hole with an ice pick so the candy corn would have a place to go down easier.

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    Laua says:

    These are adorable. I love how you broke it down step by step.

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    alie says:

    these are really cute and i made them… but i wanted to do it with my kids. NOT KID FRIENDLY AT ALL!! they were also messy and difficult to put together, but still cute… and delicious!

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    Jessica Cali says:

    I just made 15 of these for my son’s preschool class’s snack today. Mine didn’t turn out nearly as cute because I didn’t have enough candy corn for the beak, and couldn’t find chocolate frosting for the glue, but I think they’ll like them!! Of course, the parents of the 15 children can NOT hold me accountable if their kids come home hyper from all the chocolate!! haha!! Thanks for posting this 🙂

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    Mary Ann says:

    Very cute!

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    Joann says:

    These are great. I can’t wait to make them. Thank you so much for the instructions.

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    Suzanne says:

    You answered my questions and made me laugh. Thank you!

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    Judy says:

    These little thanksgiving turkeys are absolutely adorable. Thanks for the great step by step instructions too, very helpful. Took 12 to work today and everyone raved over them. Will be making more to use at our family dinner on Thanksgiving day…. Soooo cute!

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    Christy52 says:

    So cute! The grand kids and I had fun!

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    molly says:

    these are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love them! by the way a gobble gobble is a waddle! we just made these and i cant wait to try these at thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Laurene says:

    OK Lisa told you what they are called, but not until comment #68!! WOW!!!

    They “Gobble gobble” is called a wattle. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the idea! Also thanks to the commentor who suggested the wilton cup mold for peanut-free chocolate cups. I was thinking of trying rollos but they are indeed smaller than the mini peanut butter cups. I might try something like that! Very cute.

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    I need all the good thing all the time.

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    Leigh Ann says:

    Thanks so much for this idea! My kids and I made them yesterday and I included you in my Thanksgiving post.

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    Marci says:

    I cannot find candy corn anywhere and want to make these for thanksgiving tomorrow. Does anyone have any suggestions of things to use instead of candy corn? Thanks!

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      Marci says:

      I ended up using Mike & Ike’s and they turned out perfectly. I found that squishing the ends of the candy together worked better than cutting the end so n a bias for the feathers. Thanks for the great idea!

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    Dana says:

    Its so hard to make the oreos stick together!! what is the tip of them sticking together??

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    Dana says:

    I am using Dots candy instead of candy corn 🙂

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    khyli butler says:

    To cute all of them are amazing

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    Heather says:

    These were a super cute idea for me and my daughter to make. However, somehow all of ours came out really goofy looking…the eyes and the beaks were melting down the wopper, so our birds looked possessed…lol how do you keep you icing in one spot???

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    Judy R. says:

    I’ve got the pilgrim hats done and now working on the turkeys! Can’t wait for my grandsons to see them tomorrow on Thanksgiving ’12!!! THANKS

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    Halie says:

    I wish I had remembered to look at this again sooner. I wanted to make these so bad for tomorrow, but there’s no candy corn in stores anymore 🙁
    I tried to look at the store for something I could use for a substitute of candy corn, and I found nothing. Bummer.

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      Molly B says:

      My husband and kids went out last night to purchase all of the pieces. Finally found the last two bags of candy corn at the dollar store!!! Making them for today and a celebration on Saturday with the other side of the family.

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    Loren Sykes says:

    hey i tried these for thanksgiving this year and they were a hit 🙂 since i could not find any candy corns when i made them i tried mike and ikes instead 🙂 they worked and made them more colorful 🙂 to make the mike and ikes fit in the oreo you just need to cut the ends off them 🙂 you can use the other piece of the orange mike and ike for the beak as well 🙂 thank you for puting the happy into my thanksgiving by thinking of these wonderful treats 🙂

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    jonathan says:

    Made these today, come out pretty good … thanks

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    Heather says:

    Made one for everyone that came to Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone was wowed and loved them! I lety them know where to find your idea. Thanks so much for the awesome ideas and how perfectly and neatly everything is made.

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    Heather says:

    Funny story! My mom did not know what I needed the oreo’s for and bought the Christmas ones with the red filling!!! The turkeys looked like they were bleeding when they were eaten! haha! The kids and adults loves them anyways!

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    Anne says:

    I made 40 of the little turkeys on Wednesday to give to my guests on Thanksgiving. They were a BIG hit! Several people posted them on Facebook. They are a bit time consuming, but worth it! The trickiest part was keeping the Oreo’s from cracking when I put in the candy corn.

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    Stephanie says:

    I made these for my fellow over nighters I work with for black friday. To say the very least they were a way to laugh as we worked 7pm to 7am on black friday and many came back in at 10pm that same day to work anotehr 9 hours shift. Customers were far from plesant but the idea of bitting a turkeys head off at lunch gave us all a giggle. Thanks so much for the recipe. Whats in mind for chrsitmas

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    Connie Wildey says:

    The red thing on the turkey is called a wattle.

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    Nance Holland says:

    If I wanted to make these ahead of time, can I freeze them? Would the chocolate on the peanut butter cups turn white??

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    Tami says:

    Having a ladies retreat and need more recipes like this turkey.
    Using already made stuff and putting it together

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    Tih says:

    The little red thing=a waddle.

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    Crickett says:

    Everyone I have ever know in the Florida Panhandle area; hunters included, call them ‘Turkey Beards’….

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    Rachel M says:

    Made these last night and have a few tips to share.
    Don’t skimp on the icing that holds the cookies together.
    When putting the candy corn in the Oreo, lightly pinch one end of the Oreo which opens the other end allowing you to put the icing and candy corns in with less breakage.
    Allow the icing to completely dry before moving on to the next step.
    Have lots of time on your hands; 12 of these cuties took about 2 hours.

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    Deb says:

    can you make these ahead? how do you store them? thanks!!!

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    Daniella says:

    These are ADORABLE I LOVE them they just make my day

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    Riley says:

    Definitely put frosting in the Oreos or the candy corn will break them. But great directions otherwise!

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    Terry Rowe says:

    What a delightful creation and excellent photos to help us along the way.
    You ladies have a warm and friendly spirit. I also appreciate your sense of humor.
    Thank you for posting this. My grand girls and many other friends will be the grateful recipients of this special treat.
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We have much to be grateful for in the United States, one Nation under God.

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    Lisette Lieberman says:

    How early could you make these and still have them taste okay?

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    Julie Owca says:

    Just made these-and they are soo cute! I would not suggest using store-bought chocolate icing to hold the two oreos together. I used melted chocolate and they stuck together fine, but it would have been difficult to use just icing–I don’t think I would have been able to get them to stick together.

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      Sharon Ditton says:

      they do stick together with store bought icing it just takes longer for them to dry. My kitchen looks like a turkey farm since we made 24 of them!

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    Julie Owca says:

    I just made them last night, and I made 24. It took me two hours!!

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    Mary says:

    Congratulations! These are so cute!! Every time I look at the recipe, I smile!
    I’m making this on Monday and won’t serve them till Thursday. How do I keep them fresh? What type of container do I use?
    Thanks so much!

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    dennis schmitt says:

    the red thing under the turkeys beak is called a “wattle” the redder and brighter it is attracts the female,”catches her eye,” so to speak.

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    Sharon Ditton says:

    thank you Sara for publishing these adorable turkeys. My two granddaughters (7 & 10) and I made them this afternoon and had a wonderful, messy, chocolaty time making a memory.

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    Haley says:

    We are doing this for Thanksgiving thanks for the idea and instructions

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    Maegan says:

    Would it be ok to put them in the fridge? And if so do I needa put a lid on them?

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    carol says:

    your turkey cookies were great, hope u have something for xmas.

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    Kena says:

    Made these for thanksgiving! So far Everybody loves them 🙂

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    John Schutz says:

    It’s called a wattle….the hangy-downy thing on their neck.

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    Mary h says:

    I saw these on the food network and got the ingredients and had my guests make their own. I substituted chocolate covered cherries for the reeses due to allergies, did’t cut. We had so much fun!!! and everyone was over 35 at my dinner. Do you know of more ideas for making things from candy? I can make a small biplane airplane from 2 lifesavers, one cube of carmel a roll of smarties 2 long pieces if gum and a rubberband. Can you direct me to more ideas like the turkey?

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    Susan Colvin - Warner says:

    I have to say I just came across this. It is AWESOME… I have a 3 yr old that loves helping make them for parties… If you use your imagination you can make ANYTHING!!!!!! SO cool thanks for sharing…

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    Linda says:

    Obviously this craft has been on the net for a while and I am just finding it. Someone posted a picture on Facebook and that got me searching for directions. They are so cute. I want to make them for Thanksgiving but am wondering–will the two Oreos really stay glued together? I haven’t read the over 300 posts so don’t know it anyone has encountered a problem with that or not.

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    Lewis says:

    Christmas is coming, the Oreo’s are getting fat? lol 🙂

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    Rose Hahn says:

    It is called a waddle

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    happycampers says:

    Hey…look at Mom’s Got Ink on FB. She stole your photo from this post and cut off your watermark. She does this daily to lots of bloggers…thought I’d let you know so you could also report her. 🙂

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    Mary Varley says:

    One of my friends posted this on Facebook – the turkeys are just adorable! I’m going to make them (with my grandkids, if they like) and give them to the neighbors for Thanksgiving!

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    Judy says:

    I love your little turkey family. Thanks for the descriptive recipe and your happy comments. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

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    It’s called a wattle 😉

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    Stephanie says:

    How long are they good for before they become stale? Or how can I keep them fresh til the party?

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    Sonia says:

    These turkeys are absolutely adorable!! I am having my two teenagers work on these little guys for tomorrows Thanksgiving Dinner table, esp., since I am having a couple of special guests coming over.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Kailey says:

    Thanks so much, these turkeys turned out great! We had several difficulties with the icing, instead of using icing to connect the base and the body of the turkey, we inserted a toothpick. It was much more stable!
    Thanks for the idea, Happy Thanksgiving! <3

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    Marty says:

    Nabisco also makes a MEGA Stuffed Oreo. I’m going to try those out tonight. I’m putting my turkeys on top of frosted chocolate cupcakes.

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    Jennifer says:

    these are so cute! they are fun for 5-40 year olds! : )

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    Julie says:

    Save yourself some dough by saving some of that Halloween candy.

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    Lyn Guerrant says:

    The name for the flexible anatomy below the turkey’s chin is a wattle !

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    Alison says:

    SO cute! Just adorable! Although I am unable to use peanut butter cups due to server peanut allergies in my family. What do you suppose I could swap them for? Perhaps Rolos would work? Or something else?

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    Ardis middleton says:

    My grandson can’t have peanut butter. A y suggestions for replacing the pb cups?

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    Sheri Scheffler says:

    These are absolutely adorable!

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