Last week I was asked to be the Laurel Advisor at church - which means that 3 Sundays a month, I'll teach the 16-18 year old girls during our 3rd hour meetings. Today was my first week actually teaching - I'd never met any of them and was a little nervous, but I thought since it was Thanksgiving this week I'd do a fun little treat (bribery nearly always works to get you in!) I looked through stuff I have pinned on my Autumn / Thanksgiving board and found this fun oreo and candy turkey. Unfortunately, the click-thru link is blocked as spam. So I kind of made it up as I went.
When I was little, my mom used to make these super cute candy turkeys out of malted milk balls and those old star-kiss chocololate things. We used to glue everything together with frosting, so I just took that idea and used it with the stuff to make these things. Since there were no directions with the pin, I thought I'd whip some up (they're super fun to make - would be great with kids - Eraleigh would love these!)
2-3. If you don't get Double Stuff Oreos, you'll need to open them up and add some frosting - they need to have a wide enough opening between the cookies to insert the candy corn for the feathers.
4. Put one Oreo flat and lay down some chocolate frosting to hold the back cookie and the peanut butter cup - stick the cookie down first.
5. Add a little frosting to the back of the PB cup and stick it in place where the Oreos are joined.
6. Put some frosting on a Whopper and put it on top for the head.
7. Stick 5 candy corn in between the cookies of the upright Oreo as the feathers.
8. On another candy corn, cut off the tip.
9. Using yellow frosting with a writing tip, put some frosting on the candy corn piece and stick it to the Whopper as the beak.
10. Still with the yellow / writing tip, draw the turkey legs onto the flat Oreo from the PB cup out. I didn't do a great job getting the feet on there, but it's good enough for me!
11. Switch to red frosting with a writing tip to add the wattle (the red hanging thing).
12. The sample had eyes, but it looked bad when I did it, so I wiped them off the ones I tried and just left them all plain - it's pretty obvious what they are without them.
So there you go... just a fun little holiday project. Enjoy!