Gobble it Up

Lora Pippin, Staff Writer

Thanksgiving, the time of year when families get together to give thanks for each other, a good football game and grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie.  Do you wish you could be Martha Stewart and contribute a dish that will get “thanks” ever year? Well get out your apron my culinary companion.

Making your own Thanksgiving treats is easy, and is a great way to get the entire family together to have some fun, even that awkward distant relative. After all, a family that cooks together stays together.

Recipe Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 Double Stuffed Oreos

6 Candy Corn Pieces (or as many as you want for feathers)

1 Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

1 Whopper Candy Piece

1 Tube of Black Icing Gel

1 Tube of White Icing

1 Bottle of Yellow Food coloring for decorating

1 Toothpick

Directions:

  1. First you will make the Turkey’s tail. Take out an Oreo cookie and 5 Candy Corn pieces. Squeeze the Black Icing Gel between the two sides of the Oreo.
  2. Gently, push the Candy Corn pieces (white side down) into the stuffing of the Oreo, where the black icing gel was used. Place the pieces of Candy Corn in an arrangement that resembles feathers (see picture).
  3. Once the “feathers” are in place, let them sit for 3-5 minutes to allow the icing to dry properly.
  4. Place another Oreo cookie flat and put icing on the top side. Then put the two Oreos together.

If the Oreo with the Candy Corn does not stand up, continue adding icing and allow to dry.

  1. After the 2 Oreo cookies have dried, cut off some of the side of a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup making it flat.
  2.  Put icing on the flat side of the Peanut Butter cup and place on the bottom Oreo to make the body of the turkey.
  3. You’re almost done, now for the head. After putting icing on the Whopper, stack the Whopper on top of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
  4. While letting the body dry, mix together a small amount of white icing and yellow food coloring. Use a toothpick with the icing to make turkey feet on the bottom Oreo.
  5. To make the beak, cut the white tip from a piece of Candy Corn.  Use the black icing to stick it to the Whopper.
  6. For the eyes of your turkey, dab white icing onto the Whopper using a toothpick. Put a dot of the black icing in the center of the white dots and voilà, a turkey is hatched.

Don’t be afraid to add more Candy Corn to your turkey or use different kinds of cookies.  Most importantly, be creative and bon appétit!

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