I “borrowed” this one from a great web site that a friend of mine found for me. (Thank you, Wendy! http://www.ourbestbites.com/) But I found this web site to be more than just this great idea for the holiday. I think you should dig a bit deeper than this great holiday recipe:
Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
Peanut butter Cups
Optional: Red frosting
Optional: black sprinkles for eyes
*You can use the little pre-filled tubes of colored frosting you can buy in the baking isle. The chocolate is easy to make, and homemade actually works a little better because you can make it stiff. However for the colored details like yellow and red, these little tubes are great. It doesn’t really matter what they taste like and they last forever.
First step: Grab a cookie. You don’t have to put frosting in there, but it holds in the candy corn a little better. Just give it a little squeeze of chocolate.
Then stuff in your candy corn. If you’re in some sort of candy corn shortage, you can cut off the white tips to use later for your beaks. I think the candy corn sticks in better with the tip so you might want to leave it on. Go ahead and do all of the cookies through this step.
Next put a dab of frosting on the opposite end of the cookie and secure it to the “base” cookie. It helps to place them next to a wall as they dry so they stay put.
While those are drying, unwrap your PB cups. Take a sharp knife and cut a sliver off of one end. It helps to gently cut in a sawing motion so you don’t break the PB cup. Cut it from the bottom.
Once those are ready, flip your cookies over.
Place a dab of frosting on the pb cup, and place it on the cookie.
Now those little guys will need heads, so glue a whopper on there with frosting as well. I put frosting on the side of the whopper that hits both the cookie and the PB cup. Wouldn’t want a turkey running around with its head cut off, would we??
While they’re still laying there, use a dab of frosting to glue on the white tip of a candy corn for a beak. Put two dots on for eyes, and for the black spots in the eyes you can use a dab of chocolate frosting, or a mini chocolate chip, or a little sprinkle like I’ve used. A sprinkle is really the perfect size if you have them. Once the beak stays put you can flip them over and draw on some little yellow feet. And there you go, cute as can be!