These adorable Mini Donut Turkey’s are the perfect Thanksgiving treat. They call for just a few common ingredients, and take very little time, Plus, they are so easy, the kids can help make them!
One of my favorite parts of the Fall and Winter holidays is all the fun decorations and cute food I get to make! Like these Thanksgiving Turkey treats and these Hanukkah Pinata Cookies. Today, I’m sharing one of the cutest Thanksgiving treats yet, Mini Donut Turkeys!
These adorable Mini Donut Turkeys are super cute and are perfect for classroom parties, Thanksgiving dessert or even as a fun Fall treat for kids. Best of all? They are incredibly easy – and inexpensive – to make! Plus, if you need something to use up all that leftover Halloween candy corn, this is it!
How to Make Mini Donut Turkeys for Thanksgiving
So, are you ready to see how to make these tiny Thanksgiving treats? You’ll find the complete recipe in the free printable recipe card at the end of this post. However, below I’ve added step by step instructions along with images so you can see exactly how to make this edible craft!.
Kitchen Tools You May Need
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- bread knife – to cut a thin sliver off the bottom of the donuts so they can “stand” up.
Pro Tip: you do not want to use any old knife to cut these donuts as they are more likely to break apart. Use a bread knife instead. Bread knives are specially designed to cut through bread and similar foods without tearing it apart.
Ingredients Needed to Make Mini Donut Turkeys
These tiny turkey’s call for nothing more than a few simple ingredients. All of which you can find on Amazon, at Walmart, or even in your local grocery. All you need is:
- Chocolate Mini Donuts
- Fall Harvest Candy Mix – the one with Candy Corn and Indian Corn
- Candy Eyes
- Red Cookie Icing
- Wilton Pumpkin Mix sprinkles – any leaf or pumpkin shaped sprinkles will work
Instructions to Make Mini Donut Turkeys
This fun Thanksgiving treat idea is so easy that the kids can make some themselves! Give yourself about 10 minutes, and you’ll be gobbling them up in no time at all!
Begin by slicing off a small part of the bottom edge of the donut so it makes a flat surface for the ‘turkey’ to stand.
Next, carefully insert 5 to 6 candy corn into the top edge of the donut to make the feathers. Be sure to insert the pointed end first. Don’t push too hard or the donut may break apart!
Next, using a dab of icing as glue add the eyes.
Then, insert another candy corn into the donuts’ hole to make the beak.
For the feet, remove the pumpkin-shaped sprinkles from the Pumpkin Mix sprinkles. Carefully insert them near the bottom edge of the donut to make the feet.
Last, but not least, use the red cookie icing to draw the turkey’s snood next to the beak. Let the icing set, and that is it! You’re done!
Aren’t they simply adorable?! And they taste good, too!
Now all that’s left to do is… “gobble” them up!
I hope you love these Mini Donut Turkeys as much as I do!
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Printable Recipe Card
- 12 Chocolate Mini Donuts
- Fall Harvest Candy Mix - the one with Candy Corn and Indian Corn
- 24 Candy Eyes
- 1 tube Red Cookie Icing
- Wilton Pumpkin Mix sprinkles - any leaf or pumpkin shaped sprinkles will work
- Begin by slicing off a small part of the bottom edge of the donut so it makes a flat surface for the ‘turkey’ to stand.
- Next, carefully insert 5 to 6 candy corn into the top edge of the donut to make the feathers. Be sure to insert the pointed end first. Don't push too hard or the donut may break apart!
- Use a dab of icing to add the eyes.
- Insert another candy corn into the donuts' hole to make the beak.
- Remove the pumpkin-shaped sprinkles from the Pumpkin Mix sprinkles. Carefully insert them near the bottom edge of the donut to make the feet.
- Use the red cookie icing to draw the turkey’s snood next to the beak.
- Allow icing to set before serving.
Serving Size:1 turkey donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
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