During the holidays baking treats and decorating the house comes into full swing. What could be better than edible decorations? These Oreo turkeys are awesome. They are super fun and easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you are looking for a fun activity to do indoors with the kids, make these Oreo turkeys treats. Not only are they yummy, but they make fantastic decorations as well and no baking is required. You could make them and place them in front of a gingerbread house, or something.
They also make great kitchen table decorations for holiday meals. It is a nice way to spend some time with the family and make some awesome edible creations. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
In order to make these fun little Oreo turkeys you need a variety of different ingredients:
- Double-Stuff Oreos – The double-stuffed ones are used because the gap in between each cookie is larger and accommodates the candy corns better.
- Regular Oreos – These are used for the base, although you can use the double-stuff ones as well.
- White candy melts – This will be the “glue.” Royal icing will work too, and you can use different flavors if you like.
- Candy corns – One option for the “feathers.”
- Almond slices – Another option for the “feathers.”
- Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups – Either milk or dark chocolate kind.
- Milk duds – One option for the “head.”
- Whoppers – Another option for the “head.”
- Chopped nuts – Optional
- Candy eyeballs – One option for the eyes
- Butterscotch chips – These can be used for the beak, or another flavor of chocolate chip. The white piece of candy corn and be used for the beak as well
- Swedish fish – Will be used as the “snood” or licorice can be used.
- Cutting board
- Plastic bag or piping bag
Step 2: How to make Oreo Turkeys
First, you need to make the “glue” for all the candy. My favorite thing to use is white candy melts, but chocolate and royal icing are good options as well.
Place the candy melts in a bowl and melt them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, then again for 30 seconds, stir, until melted. Pour it into a piping bag or plastic bag and snip off the corner with scissors.
You can also just melt the candy melts right inside the microwavable-safe piping bags, if you get that kind.
Time to make the back and feathers of the Oreo Turkeys. There are two styles I really like, one with candy corns and the other with almond slices.
Take the piping bag and pipe a little bit of melted candy melts in the gap between the cookies on the top of a double-stuff Oreo. Then gently place 4 to 6 candy corns about a fourth of an inch apart.
NOTE: Don’t push too hard otherwise it may separate the cookie or even crack one of the cookies.
Or if you like, add in several almond slices to create an alternative look. I wind up doing an equal amount of both styles.
Add a large dollop of chocolate/candy melts near the bottom of the Oreo. Then add a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. This will represent the Oreo Turkeys belly. You could certainly use something else if you want for the belly, some other candy, perhaps.
Step 3: Make the Oreo Turkeys head, face, and base
Now time to make the head, face, and base for the Oreo Turkeys.
TIP: One thing that would be fun if you are doing this in a group or with kids, is do a little assembly line, especially if you are making a lot of them. But make sure everyone gets a chance to try each stage for the assembly.
Add a dollop of melted candy melt/chocolate or royal icing to the top of the Oreo above the peanut butter cup. Then place a milk dud or whopper to represent the head of the turkey.
Add little dollops for the eyes, and then place the candy eyeballs in place. Or you could just leave the dollops as the eyeballs.
To make the beak, just add a little dollop under the eyes and place a butterscotch chip or milk chocolate chip or even cut the white piece off of a candy corn and use that. My favorite is the butterscotch chip.
And if you want to make the little “snood” you can cut a piece of the tail from a Swedish Fish, and stick it next to the beak with a little bit of the candy melts.
Now the Oreo Turkeys are pretty much done, just need to make the base for them.
Split several Oreos in half and then add a dollop of the “glue” to the back of the cookie and place the Oreo Turkey on it. For the halves that don’t have the white stuffing on them, I like to drizzle a bit of the chocolate and add chopped nuts, to represent dirt. But that is optional.
Allow the candy melts/chocolate to set for a few minutes. Most likely the ones that you started first will already be set.
And there you have it, fun little Oreo Turkeys edible decorations. Super easy and fun, right? Enjoy!
How long will Oreo Turkeys last?
These little edible decoration treats will last several weeks. Although after a week or too the cookie part will probably taste stale.
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- Cutting board
- Plastic bag or piping bag
- 15 to 20 Double-Stuff Oreos
- Regular Oreos for the bases
- White candy melts white chocolate, or royal icing (can use any flavor of chocolate and icing)
- Candy corns
- Almond slices
- Milk or dark chocolate mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Milk duds
- Crushed nuts optional
- Candy eyeballs
- Butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips for the beaks or use a piece of candy corn
- Swedish fish or red licorice
- Melt the candy melts/chocolate in either a bowl or use microwavable piping bags and just put them in there. Heat for 30 seconds stir, or if in the bag, massage the bag then heat again, etc, until melted.
- Take a double-stuffed oreo, it needs to be a double-stuffed because a regular Oreo doesn't have a wide enough gap for the candy corns, and add a bit of chocolate in the gap. Then gently stick in 4 to 6 candy corns. Or for a different style, use sliced almonds.
- Add a dollop of melted chocolate/candy melts at the bottom of the Oreo and then stick a mini Reese's peanut butter cup on it. Then a dollop of chocolate above the belly. Place a Milk Dud or Whopper down for the head.
- Add a little chocolate to the Milk Dud or Whopper, and place a butterscotch chip down for the beak or use a white chocolate chip, or even cut the white part off of candy corn and use that.
- Then add little dollops of chocolate for the candy eyeballs, or just leave the chocolate dollops as is for the eyes.
- Add a little chocolate to the side of the beak and cut a small piece of Swedish fish or licorice and attach it next to the beak to represent the snood of the Oreo Turkey.
- Take a regular Oreo and pull it apart. Add a big dollop of chocolate to one end and stick the Turkey to it. You may also drizzle chocolate on the other side of the base oreo and add nuts, to represent dirt.
- Allow them to sit and dry until the chocolate is set. If you use candy melts, by the time you finish with the third or fourth one the candy will have set for the others, same with royal icing.And there you go, cool little Oreo Turkey treats decorations, for the Holidays, or anytime you want. Enjoy!
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