With Thanksgiving in the South comes an overabundance of delicious food, chaotic family gatherings, and of course, adorable holiday-centric dessert crafts. And, while there are countless tasty treats to make, these Chocolate-Peanut Butter Turkeys take the cake. The festive chocolate delights are sure to spruce up your Thanksgiving spread, and they’re super easy to make. Get the whole family involved in the process! All you’ll need is yellow and orange candy melts, chocolate candies (like M&Ms), peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, and candy eyes. The Thanksgiving "cookies" are just as delicious as they are charming, and enjoying the chocolatey, peanutty goodness is the best way to finish off your holiday meal. Sliced and alternating yellow and orange candy melts double as the turkey feathers and two distinctly sized peanut butter cups create the turkey's head and body.
To make the delightful little turkeys, begin by cutting orange and yellow candy melts into thirds. Next, microwave the middle thirds and the leftover candy melts in separate bowls. Attach the sliced orange and yellow outer thirds with the heated candy melts on the larger peanut butter cup, alternating between orange and yellow as you create the bird's feathery look. Use melted chocolate chips to connect the smaller peanut butter cup to the larger peanut butter cup; this makes the turkey head. Finally, attach the beak (chocolate candy) and candy eyes to give the little creature some expression!
With very little effort, the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Turkeys are sure to be star of your Thanksgiving dessert table, even if the pecan pie is to die for. Holiday-themed sweets go a long way!