Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you are like me, you are ready to eat and have some much needed downtime to reflect on all the things you are thankful for! Speaking of eating, there will be no shortage of carbs and sweets at our table for the Thanksgiving holiday so I am always on the search for fun snacks and food for my kiddos! These DIY edible Thanksgiving apple and orange turkeys are the perfect snack or addition to your Thanksgiving spread! They were a big hit at my daughters Thanksgiving class party with everyone and frankly fun to make! Learn how you can make these easy apple and orange turkey snacks DIY style now.
EDIBLE THANKSGIVING APPLE & ORANGE TURKEY SNACKS
Keep in mind these ingredients are just what we used, use whatever ingredients you like. Some ideas are strawberries, grapes, bananas and kiwi. Spice it up a bit with candy corn or little candies like Nerds, Starburst or Junior Mints. Look for sugar free or gluten free candy and ingredients as well if needed.
You will need:
– apple & Oranges
– baby carrots
– mini marshmallows
– Chocolate chips
– red fruit snack or gummy candy, cut in fourths
Tip- Whatever you decide to use, it just needs to be soft enough for a toothpick to go through and solid enough not to break apart when you stick the toothpick in. For example, mini chocolate chips DO NOT work with toothpicks!
DIY THANKSGIVING APPLE & ORANGE TURKEYS
1. Poke 5 marshmallows, blueberries or fruit snacks onto several toothpicks to make the turkey feathers. Insert the ends of the toothpicks along the back of the apple or oranges. I used 4-5 toothpicks for the feathers but its up to you how many you want to use depending on the size of the fruit.
2. Get creative here and fill in your Turkey’s face by poking whatever you like in as his eyes and nose. I used carrots cut in small strips on most of my apples and oranges for his waddle. Fruit snacks also look great because of their shape cut in fourths for the waddle.
3. Lastly use 2 toothpicks and whatever combo of goodies you like for the turkey legs and feet.
If you are looking for a super fun treat then these DIY Edible Thanksgiving Apple and Orange Turkeys are for you! My kids and I had so much fun making many different Turkey designs and everyone went crazy over them! Just make sure to cut off the sharp tips of the toothpicks or warn everyone ahead of time about them so no kiddos get poked!
Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!
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