Easy Candy Turkey Cupcakes!

Hey All!

We’re hitting you with another leftover Halloween candy DIY that you can serve as a quick and easy dessert for Thanksgiving! Check out these Easy Candy Turkey Cupcakes! These are just some fun ideas I came up with to show you how you can use that leftover Halloween candy to make festive Thanksgiving treats and crafts. Who doesn’t love a cute turkey themed treat on Thanksgiving? I know I do!

Here is how to make them!

  • 6 Chocolate Cupcakes, prepared and unfrosted
  • 1 Carton of Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 Bag of Swedish Fish in assorted colors
  • 6 Orange Mini M&M’s
  • 12 Edible Eyes
  • 1 Red Fruit Roll Up

First you cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard. You will only use the larger part of the cookies. Next you put a dab of frosting on the back of the edible eyes and attach 2 of them to each cookie. Next you make the beaks by putting a dab of frosting on the edge of each M&M and attaching 1 onto each cookie.

Next you cut six thin one inch long slivers from the fruit roll up and attach one 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.

Lastly you take 4 different colors of the Swedish 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.

That’s it! You’re done and you’ve made yourself some super cute and easy Thanksgiving treat for your guests this year!

These would be great to take into Thanksgiving classroom parties as well!

Hope you enjoy these Easy Candy Turkey Cupcakes as much as I do!

You can find more fun Thanksgiving DIY’s and Recipes HERE!