Candy Turkeys for your Thanksgiving Table

by on ‎11-11-2016 07:14 PM


A few years ago, David Venable and I hosted QVC’s first-ever Google Hangout, which is kind of like a live chat and webcast in one. Anyone can meet up and chat, or only a few people chat while others watch and listen. Pretty cool. Anyway, David and I did a You're Home with Jill and In the Kitchen with David Thanksgiving-inspired Hangout. And, we both shared some planning tips, entertaining ideas, and of course, recipes with attendees.


This was one of the recipes I shared and I just love it...Candy Turkeys!


Candy Turkeys


Candy Turkeys



    • Candy corn


    • Chocolate double-stuff Oreos


    • Golden Oreos


    • Chocolate decorating icing


    • Rolos or bite-sized Reese’s peanut butter cups


    • Whoppers


    • Snowcaps


    1. Make the turkey tail: Stick 5 pieces of candy corn, point-side-down, into the icing of a chocolate Oreo.


    1. Make the turkey body: Squeeze a small amount of chocolate icing (which will serve as your glue) on one half of a Golden Oreo. Stand the chocolate Oreo upright, so the candy corn is at the top. Allow the “glue” to dry for 5–10 minutes. While drying, unwrap the Rolo or peanut butter cup and slice a small piece off of one side. Sit the candy atop the Golden Oreo and make sure it’s flush against the chocolate Oreo.


    1. Make the turkey head: Put chocolate frosting on the back and bottom of a Whopper candy and place it on top of the Rolo or peanut butter cup, adhering the Whopper to the chocolate Oreo.


    1. Make the beak: Cut the white tip off the end of a candy corn and, with a dab of icing, stick it to the Whopper.


    1. Make the eyes: Dab two small dots of icing on the Whopper, above the nose, and stick on 2 Snowcaps.


    1. Repeat!

After I set my Thanksgiving table, I always place something on each plate. Sometimes I wrap silverware in a napkin, tie it with string, and stick a few stalks of wheat inside. I’ve also served my very own Pumpkin-Apple Soup in hollowed-out pumpkins and had the "bowls" waiting at the table. And sometimes, these little turkeys are waiting for my guests.


You’ve got plenty of time to make these little guys before the holiday. In fact, you can even assemble them the week before and keep them fresh by storing them in Lock & Lock containers.


 From my home to yours,

on ‎11-11-2016 08:32 PM

these are too cute and even I could make them! Thanks Jill! Gobble Gobble.

on ‎11-12-2016 04:53 AM

That's really cute and a great desert.

on ‎11-12-2016 04:55 AM

Very cute Jill,

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on ‎11-12-2016 03:07 PM

Jill, YOU are beautiful inside and out. YOUR family and friends are so blessed to be in your life. Wish I had 1/8 of your talent and beauty. Thank you for always making the time to answer your fans. Always may YOU be blessed, Sincerely

by CB22
on ‎11-13-2016 09:22 PM
Those are very cute, just me and hubby this year so will wait for another year. You seem like a great hostess And hv very fun, interesting ideas on entertaining. TY Jill, happy Thanksgiving to your family...xo
by lexchew
on ‎11-13-2016 11:20 PM
Hi Jill. Have been with you and QVC since its inception. I used to tape you and Carolyn Pollack with the Southwest shows when I was working. I did not want to miss you and her and all the great Southwest jewlery and things. My first purchase was a turquoise necklace. I just wanted you to know that you have been a wonderful and consistent host all these years and I truly appreciate you and all you do. Love all the special shows you do and so enjoy your wit and humor. Thanks for always being a wonderful host and a great asset to QVC. We are all lucky to know you. Blessed holidays to you and yours.
by Bascia
on ‎11-14-2016 01:41 PM

I have said this before and I will say it again.  You are not creative nor do you stand out on interior decorating.


All your crafts are on Pinterest with instructions and all you do for interior design is move one item from QVC to another area and put some greens on it.   Sorry Jill, i feel you con the public and that is not right.  If you are going to use Pinterest as you bible for crafts let everyone know where you got your idea from.

by yiayiamo
on ‎11-20-2016 10:08 PM
Hi Jill,
This is my first time writing. Love the 'turkey' cookies recipe. I'm going to try and make them for my grandchildren.
My one grandchild has severe food allergies, so I can't use anything that has nuts or eggs in it; nor from factory machines that nuts or eggs products have been on. So I'll have to improvise. I know they'll be a hit.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. And blessed holidays as well. 🦃
by ChiTownGal
on ‎11-21-2016 08:54 PM

Hi Jill and the other QVC community contributors -- this is also my first time writing on your Blog (or any QVC Blog for that matter). Thanks for posting this adorable and easy Thanksgiving "treat." I really do not care if you obtained your ideas from another website or if you came up with the idea yourself. The fact is that you enjoy sharing ideas and/or recipes as well as entertaining ideas, which I certainly appreciate. In fact, these seem like a fantastic and EZ idea for even elementary school-age children. My neighbor, a teacher, is always looking for new ideas for her Sixth Grade class. I will definitely pass on this adorable and easy candy recipe to her so she can use it next year. Have a beautiful, fun and relaxing Thanksgiving. Please keep sharing your entertaining ideas with us. I, for one, appreciate your suggestions/ideas and recipes. Happy Gobble-Gobble to everyone! (P.S. I have been watching QVC for over 25 years).