Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn’t be the same without some cute Turkey Treat place settings! The kids (and adults) will go wild for these mini donut, chocolate cookie, and candy corn treasures! Plus, all of the ingredients are pre-packaged from the store, so you won’t have to do any extra baking! These adorable guys come together in a snap, so you can whip them up in bulk for all the guests at the feast without even breaking a sweat! There’s no reason for these not to show up at the festive table!
It’s not even quite Halloween and I’ve already got Thanksgiving on the brain! Ha! In the blogging world, you’ve always got to be thinking at least one holiday ahead of schedule, if not two! 🙂
But I feel like the Halloween Extravaganza this year pretty well covered that special occasion, so I can justifiably move on to the next. 🙂
So, before I start sharing oodles of Christmas recipes and crafts with you, I wanted to give a little bit of glory to the wonderful day where we get the excuse to gorge ourself on truck loads food and feel no guilt. When I put it that way, it seems like a really magical, dreamy day, don’t you think?
I’m glad it’s a thing, aren’t you? Because, me and food, we’re good friends. 🙂
This year we’ll be hosting my in-laws at our home and we couldn’t be more excited!
Growing up, my parents were adamant about not putting up the Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving. So we’d usually put it up the next day because we kids just couldn’t wait any longer.
For the most part, I’ve continued this tradition in my own home. I say most part, because last year I was crazy and caught the decorating bug early. The tree was up and lit before we sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our guests. But, I think I’ll hold off with hanging the ornaments and adorning the mantel with jolly trinkets this time around.
Last year I cooked my first ever turkey! I don’t know why, but I’ve been intimidated by it for so long! Somehow I was able to get out of it for ten years or so. But when my sister (whose family we were hosting last year) expressed excitement about having turkey at the dinner (I was seriously considering making a pot roast instead), I was determined to figure out how to cook it to perfection. And I’m pleased to announce that the turkey was some of the best we’d ever had. So my nightmares about me burning it to a crisp didn’t come true. Yay!
One of my most favorite parts about the day is setting the table all prettily. I like having a separate area for the kiddos and adults so I can tailor the dishes and decorations accordingly.
I usually add some sort of coloring page or colorable covering to the kids’ spot. And then I like to include a little attention-grabber treat at each plate. Today’s Turkey Donuts are just that! They’re sure to get all the guests anxious to sit down and eat!
A few years back, I put together these Turkey Krispies Treats and they were a HUGE hit, but this time I wanted to come up with something that was no-bake and could be thrown together in a flash, without much thought! Because we all know how much effort is put into the other meal courses on that day.
You are going to be amazed at how simple these are to make! I’ve provided a little picture tutorial below to make them even more stress-free!
Turkey Donut Treats
- Mini Chocolate Frosted Donuts
- Fudge Mint Round Cookies
- Candy Corn
- Orange Frosting
- Candy Eyes
- Red candy such as red hots, Mike 'n Ikes, Skittles or M&M's
- Cut a little piece off of each donut so they'll sit flat on the cookie. Add some frosting onto the cut edge of the donut and place it on the fudge cookie. Add a little dot of frosting to each candy eye and place them just above the middle hole in the donut. Insert six candy corns into the donut, fanning them evenly around it.
- Cut the end off of one candy corn so it looks like a beak. Put a little frosting on it and insert it snuggly into the center donut hole. Cut your red candy so it has a flat edge. Add some frosting to the flat edge and place it on the side of the beak. Pipe on little feet with orange frosting.
I think I’m in love with these little turkey dudes! Aren’t they cute?! My kids had fun helping me make them (you can even put older kids totally in charge of this fun project and forget about it). 🙂
These adorable turkey donuts are just begging to make an appearance at your special dinner!
What are your favorite foods to eat on Thanksgiving? I’m all about the pie!