Turkey Cupcakes

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Turkey Cupcakes are an easy Thanksgiving dessert idea made with chocoalte cupcakes, chocolate frosting, Nutterbutter cookies, and candies.

We all spend so much time on Halloween and Christmas treats that we often forget about Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving dessert doesn’t have to be all about apple and pumpkin pie.

These easy turkey cupcakes are not only cute, but sure to be a big hit with kids. They’re colorful, tasty, and so much fun for kids to create.

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

Easy Turkey Cupcakes

Like turkey Rice Krispie treats these simple turkey cupcakes with Nutter Butters would be perfect for any Thanksgiving get-together where there’ll be kids. Even if you don’t have kids of your own, these can be so much fun to make for your nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc. If you’re a teacher or daycare worker, this easy Thanksgiving dessert would even be a fun treat for your students or children you look after.

You can easily make these turkey treats a couple of days ahead of time. If you want, you can even bake the cupcakes and freeze until ready to decorate. Take them from the freezer and allow to thaw for a few hours before decorating. This speeds up the process and gives you time to enjoy with your kids.

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

These Thanksgiving cupcakes would also be great for any fall bake sale. Everyone always goes crazy for the cute, hand-decorated items at any event. You may want to make more than one batch so that you’re able to keep up with demand.

Whatever reason you’re making these turkey cupcakes, they’re sure to make people smile. Just look at those cute, silly turkey faces and try not to smile. It’s impossible. Best of all though, these cupcakes are so easy to make that anyone can do it.

A printable version of the recipe is included at the bottom of the post for your convenience.

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.Turkey Cupcake Ingredients

How to Make Turkey Cupcakes

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

First, cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard. You will only use the larger part of the cookies.

Next, put a dab of frosting on the back of the edible eyes and attach 2 of them to each cookie.

For the beaks, put a dab of frosting on the edge of each M&M and attach 1 on each cookie.

Cut 6, thin 1 inch long slivers from the fruit roll up and attach 1 on each cookie on the side of the beak. Make sure it hangs down from the beak so it looks like a wattle.

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

Then, frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and stick a turkey cookie into the middle of each one so it’s standing upright. You only need to press it in just a bit to the cake, the thick layer of frosting will help it stay upright.

Now take 4 different colors of the fish and stick them in the cupcake in a row behind the cookie to look like the feathers. You’ll want to stick about a third of the fish down into the frosting and cake.

Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

There you have it – A cute and easy thanksgiving treat for the kids! I hope that you enjoyed this fun Turkey Cupcake recipe and that you are your family have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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5 from 6 votes

Turkey Cupcakes

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Made with Nutter Butters, Fruit Roll-Ups, Swedish Fish, and mini M&Ms, turkey cupcakes are colorful, tasty, and so much fun for the kids to help create.

Ingredients
 

  • 6 Chocolate Cupcakes prepared and unfrosted
  • 1 pkg. Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 pkg. Swedish Fish assorted colors
  • 6 Orange Mini M&M’s
  • 12 Edible Eyes
  • 1 Fruit Roll Up red

Instructions

  • Cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard. You will only use the larger part of the cookies.
  • Put a dab of frosting on the back of the edible eyes and attach 2 of them to each cookie.
  • For the beaks, put a dab of frosting on the edge of each M&M and attach 1 on each cookie.
  • Cut 6, thin, 1 inch long slivers from the fruit roll up and attach 1 on each cookie on the side of the beak. Make sure it hangs down from the beak so it looks like a wattle.
  • Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and stick a turkey cookie into the middle of each one so it’s standing upright. You only need to press it in just a bit to the cake, the thick layer of frosting will help it stay upright.
  • Take 4 different colors of the fish and stick them in the cupcake in a row behind the cookie to look like the feathers. You’ll want to stick about a third of the fish down into the frosting and cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

This recipe was shared on The Weekend Potluck.

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  1. These are best eaten the day they are made, otherwise the cookies and Swedish fish get soggy.

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