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!
Chocolate double-stuff Oreos
Chocolate decorating icing
Rolos or bite-sized Reese’s peanut butter cups
Make the turkey tail: Stick 5 pieces of candy corn, point-side-down, into the icing of a chocolate Oreo.
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.
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.
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.
Make the eyes: Dab two small dots of icing on the Whopper, above the nose, and stick on 2 Snowcaps.
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.
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