I’m always looking for fun treats for the holidays, and these Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes are just adorable! These are a fun Thanksgiving treat that the kids can help to make, and everyone will be able to enjoy. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
These turkey cupcakes with nutter butters are more than just a cupcake. They are multiple delicious desserts in one because you’ve got cookies, candy, and a cupcake! How fun is that!?
This simple turkey cupcakes recipe makes ½ dozen cupcakes. Just double the ingredients of these turkey cupcakes candy corn if you need to make more for a bigger crowd. Check out the tujtolrial below to learn how to make turkey cupcakes.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
- 6 Chocolate frosted cupcake
- 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
- 12 candy eyeballs
- 3 orange Reese’s Pieces, cut in half
- Red cookie decorating gel
- 30 Candy Corn
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Small amount of homemade icing to use as glue for the turkey face
How to make homemade icing
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon milk
Stir well to combine. If too thick, add a bit more milk. If too think, add a bit more powdered sugar.
How to decorate turkey cupcakes
Step 1. Using a toothpick, apply a drop of icing to the back of each candy eyeball. Apply each eyeball about ½ inch down from the top center of each Nutter Butter cookie.
Step 2. Apply a drop of icing to a ½ piece of Reese’s Pieces candy. Apply to the cookie for the nose, right under the eyeballs.
Step 3. Add a small line of cookie decorating gel right next to “nose”.
Step 4. Stick cookie down into frosted cupcake, right in the center. About ½ the cookie should stick out when you are finished.
Step 5. Behind the cookie, starting in the center, insert a piece of candy corn into the frosting. Repeat this process twice on each side of the one that you just inserted, until you have 5 “feathers”.
Step 6. Add sprinkles all over the chocolate frosting.
See how simple these turkey cupcakes are to make?!