More Fun Thanksgiving Snacks: Turkey Treats & Trail Mix

After the popularity of my last hub on Thanksgiving Treats for Kids, I decided to do some further research on the topic. The amount of fun thanksgiving snacks is amazing! There is countless recipes in books, on the internet and word of mouth. So I've decided to write another hub featuring more great treats for the kids. The recipes in this hub will be very turkey-centric. From cookie turkeys to turkey table favors, make this turkey day a memorable and delectable day for your kids. These recipes are fun, delicious and decorative and the kids, maybe even the whole family, will gobble them up.

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Cookie Turkeys

These delicious little turkeys will put a smile on your kid's face from the preparation to the consumption. Two cookies, candy and a Thanksgiving theme: Turkeys!
Prep Time: 20 Min.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • Fudge-striped cookies
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate covered cherries
  • Candy corn

How to Make Turkey Cookies

  1. Put 20 of the cookies on a flat surface to work on, solid chocolate side down.
  2. Attach a chocolate covered cherry to the top of each cookie, using chocolate frosting as glue.
  3. Attach another cookie to the first "base" cookie, using the chocolate frosting again. Position it so it looks like a tail.
  4. With the frosting, attach a piece of candy corn to the cherry, like a beak.
  5. Let the snack stand until the frosting is set.

Turkey Table Favors

These cute little table favors will make even the most grumpy guest grin. Delicious and decorative and easily made by the kids. Cookies, lots of chocolate and candy. Enjoy these Turkey table favors as decorations and as tasty treats!
Prep Time: 25 Min.

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • Chocolate frosting
  • Fudge-striped cookies
  • Candy corn
  • Milk chocolate kisses
  • Red-hot candies


How to Make Turkey Table Favors:

  1. Spread the frosting on the bottom of the cookies.
  2. Put three pieces of candy corn in a fan shape in the frosting, for the tail.
  3. Place a chocolate kiss on each cookie.
  4. With a dab of frosting attach a red hot to the side of the chocolate kiss.

Thanksgiving Trail Mix

Here's a snack with a message! Most of the ingredients in this trail mix have some Thanksgiving symbolism. Whether its the bugles that look like cornucopias or the candy corn representing the 5 Kernels of corn the pilgrims were permitted to have a day, this snack is both educational and delicious! This recipe is fun and easy for your kids to make by themselves!
Prep Time: 15 Min.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • Candy corn
  • Dried fruit or fruit slices
  • Pretzels
  • Bugles
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chocolate and/or peanut butter chips
  • Raisins

How to Make Thanksgiving Trail Mix

  1. Pour each ingredient into a bowl.
  2. Mix up well
  3. Enjoy!

The Symbols:
Bugles represent cornucopias because of their shape.
Candy Corn represents the 5 kernels of corn the pilgrims were given each day when food was scarce during the first winter.
Pretzels represent arms folded in thanks.
Died Fruit/Fruit Slices represent the harvest.
Peanuts and Sunflower seeds represent the potential for a good harvest next year.

The other ingredients add fun and deliciousness tot the mix though I'm sure you may be able to find your own meaning in them. You can also add and remove ingredients according to your tastes or your kids needs. This is a great recipe because of the flexibility you have with the ingredients.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Comments 7 comments

Tina Truelove 5 years ago

Great ideas!! You have given me some new ideas for our family Thanksgiving feast. I would like to take something different this year. Thank you for sharing your ideas.


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Skylar Spring 5 years ago from New York Author

@Tina... Glad my hub gave you some ideas. Thank you for reading! :)


muvver 5 years ago

they sound great but we can't get half the stuff over here but im going to try to adapt wish me luck

keep cooking love your ideas

thank you


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Skylar Spring 5 years ago from New York Author

@Muvver... Thanks for reading!


V Qisya 5 years ago

Great! Love it


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Skylar Spring 5 years ago from New York Author

@V Qisya... Thanks for reading! Glad you like it.


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Sueko Sasaki BASW 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri, The Ozark Mountains

I love your use of Candy Corn! Remember that Candy Corn and Harvest Corn (chocolate sections) are now on sale from Halloween. I just bought some at Hyvee for 15 cents a bag!

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