I have to admit, while Halloween and Christmas posts for my blog are relatively easy to come up with, good Thanksgiving posts are rather hard to come up with. For one, it’s not a very fun holiday. Halloween pertains to costumes, scary stuff, parties, trick or treating, and what not. Christmas revolves around parties, presents, shopping, Santa, trees, wreaths, lights, pastries, nativity scenes and so many other fun stuff. Thanksgiving on the other hand, just focuses on a turkey dinner with one’s family as well as Pilgrims and Indians. Second, well, despite the first Thanksgiving being a celebration of thanks and friendship between pilgrims and Indians, we know how that turned out in the end (not good). Third, while Halloween and Christmas have great outlandish decorations and treats I could make fun of, I couldn’t say the same about Thanksgiving. And finally, let’s just say I usually get most of my ideas for Christmas posts during this time and can’t really apply them on my blog until Black Friday. Thus, I have to go with certain ideas as they come by. Considering that I did a post on Halloween treats back in October which met with great success, I decided to do a similar one on Thanksgiving treats in a similar fashion. However, while Halloween treats pertained to food directed to almost anybody, many of the following for Thanksgiving tended to be treat ideas catered for parents and teachers. In other words, these are treats people mostly make for kids. Since I’m the oldest of 24 grandchildren on my mother’s side, this wouldn’t be a problem in my family. Yet, it doesn’t meet the kind of amusement the Halloween ones do. Then again, they’re not as gross. So without further adieu, here is an assortment of Thanksgiving treats for your viewing pleasure.
1. As a breakfast, you can’t go wrong with a healthy fruit cornucopia.
Basically this consists of green grapes, strawberries, candy corn, and a waffle to wrap it all in.
2. As a dessert, why not make it just like your dinner with this Thanksgiving dinner cake?
I don’t know about you but I can barely tell the difference between this and the real thing.
3. Nothing says Thanksgiving than a cornucopia from the cones.
I’m sure that’s all lined with chocolate and filled with popcorn, pretzels, and jelly beans. More of a classroom treat than anything.
4. Happy Thanksgiving from the graham cracker table.
Man, it’s amazing what you can do with toppings. Almost looks like a Thanksgiving dinner for a dollhouse or something. Yet, you have almond turkey, icing mashed potatoes, and sprinkle green beans.
5. And to go with your graham cracker table, here’s a chocolate waffle cookie pumpkin wagon with candy wheels.
Of course, you can only get waffle cookies from a store and they taste rather disgustingly sweet. Still, I’m sure kids would love this.
6. If you want to save space, here’s a nice little Thanksgiving cupcake dinner.
Now here we have three drumsticks, some peas and carrots, as well as mashed potatoes and gravy. Yet, with a side of a traditional chocolate cupcake with sprinkles.
7. Why don’t you try some of these bite sized turkeys out for size?
These turkeys must be cupcakes. Yet, they seem so convincing that you’d think scientists used genetic engineering to create a flock of very tiny turkeys running around.
8. Chow down to some cupcake corn on the cob.
Of course, real corn on the cob is out of season being November and all. Still, those corn kernels are jelly beans.
9. For those wishing you had brains, here’s are some scarecrow cupcakes.
I actually did a post on scarecrows in September. Yet, these look way too friendly to be Halloween treats if you know what I mean. Yet, I’m not sure they’re scarecrows, kid show characters, or aliens.
10. For those wanting to use that leftover Halloween candy corn, perhaps you can make Oreo and Rice Crispy turkeys.
Of course, as it goes with real turkeys, there’s a chance your kids might not find the feathers or head edible. If so, then perhaps tasty.
11. For vegetarians, here’s a nice veggie turkey platter without the tofu.
Now this is one colorful veggie bird as I’ve ever saw one. Wait a minute, is that lettuce any good? Also, isn’t asparagus supposed to be out of season by now?
12. For those who don’t want to do the oreo turkeys I’m sure the cupcake ones will do much nicely.
Now I’m sure the kids might want to pluck off the feathers before eating these. As with the head, I’m not so sure.
13. For a more healthy snack, here’s some pretzel pear drumsticks.
Of course, the turkey part is pear and the bone part is pretzel. Still, you might need a knife to shove the pretzel in.
14. For pilgrim hats, you might want to go with chocolate striped cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate.
Of course, these hats are what you’d see on Pilgrim men. Let’s just say the women’s pilgrim hat treats would be too complicated to make.
15. For more edible turkeys, here are cupcakes with M&M feathers.
Now these sugary turkeys are cute enough to eat. Still, by how they’re photographed, they sure don’t seem friendly to me.
16. To cover your pumpkin pie, why don’t you just put a turkey on it?
Of course, this person made a turkey by just tracing his or her hand and adding legs. Just like kids do with Thanksgiving craft projects in elementary school.
17. Now this turkey is getting quite fruity.
Of course this turkey is made from cheese, pear, strawberries, bananas, and grapes. And it’s walking on waffle pretzels.
18. Nothing can certainly go wrong with making pretzel turkeys.
Man, there are sure a lot of things you can do after dipping stick pretzels in chocolate is there? Also remove feathers before eating.
19. If you don’t like marshmallows, here are some Pilgrim hats from Reese’s cups.
Of course, you’ll use the same kind of cookies as the Pilgrim hats with the marshmallows though.
20. If you like wooden ships, you might want to use paper and toothpicks for blood orange slices.
For some reason, I feel that this treat might be more appropriate for Columbus Day than Thanksgiving. I mean the Pilgrims only traveled on the Mayflower while Columbus sailed on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.
21. Say hello to Larry the turkey.
Of course, being made from two cupcakes means you’ll have to take him apart before you eat him. I mean you can’t eat cupcakes with the wrapper still on them.
22. If you’re charged with the pumpkin pie but can’t afford the oven space, you might want to go with the bite size version.
Then again, these little pie crusts are made from mini waffles. So this might be a treat to make for those who can’t be trusted with a knife.
23. If you don’t like Rice Krispies, perhaps using chocolate would be fine for your Oreo turkeys.
Of course, you’d still have to use candy corn. Yet, at least it’ll have a great chocolate taste.
24. Oh, look, a Rice Crispy treat pumpkin patch.
Of course, it would’ve been better if we could make them into Jack o’ Lanterns but it’s too late for that.
25. If you like Indians, perhaps you might want to make teepees from waffle cones.
Then again, this treat might be more suited for a Wild West occasion or some event in the Midwest because the first Thanksgiving took place in Massachusetts. Plains Indians lived in teepees and Eastern Woodland Indians don’t. But of course, it would’ve been more difficult to make treats of wigwams and longhouses.
26. This fruit turkey is sure putting on a colorful display.
Almost reminds me of the NBC peacock and one of those edible arrangement displays. Still, I’m sure turkeys aren’t that elaborate.
27. Now how would you like to gobble up this cake topper?
Of course, I know the cake is edible though I almost thought this was a craft project at first. Then again, maybe the turkey isn’t edible anyway.
28. Of course, it might be nice to have cookies resembling Thanksgiving dinner.
Still, I’m not sure if the veggie portion seems big enough. Not to mention, even at Thanksgiving dinner, it’s very unlikely that two plates will contain a drumstick. This is especially true if a family’s eating off of one turkey.
29. If you like cinnamon, you might want to put cinnamon sticks in a turkey cupcake.
Then again, I’m not quite sure if those are cinnamon sticks. Yet, I do like the peanut butter cup head though.
30. May I present to you, turkey cookie on a stick.
Of course, this is made from white Oreos and peanut butter cookies. Still, I’m sure kids will love it.
31. Didn’t realize that turkey feathers were made from almonds.
This turkey is probably made from bread and cheese as far as I know. Still, he’s sure strutting isn’t he?
32. Get in the fall spirit with these chocolate acorns.
With peanut butter cookies, Hershey’s Kisses, and chocolate chips, I’m sure kids will go nuts over these bite size acorns.
33. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with an ear of Indian cupcake corn.
Of course, it’s like making the cupcake corn on the cob, but at least you can use more colored jelly beans as kernels.
34. Now here’s a nice fresh corn on the cob.
Man, who knew that green fruit roll up, baked goods, icing, and Reese’s Pieces could achieve this?
35. I now give you a pepper turkey.
Of course, since peppers are known to be spicy, you might not want to gobble this bird too fast.
36. Have kids learn about the Pilgrims with these Mayflower donuts.
Once again, I don’t think wooden ship treats are as appropriate for Thanksgiving as they are for Columbus Day. Still, at least the masts are made from pretzels.
37. If you don’t like Oreos, you might like Reese’s cups and Rice Krispy treat turkeys on a stick.
Of course, I’m sure that the feathers are made from fruit roll up. Still, pretty cute if you know what I mean.
38. For the colorful turkey muffin try one with apple slices.
Then again, muffins are technically cakes you eat for breakfast. Also, there’s something unsettling about its grape head.
39. May I present to you a scrumptious turkey dinner on a cupcake.
Now that turkey cupcake is almost too real to be believed. Still, I wonder how people achieve that.
40. Of course, this turkey is just a bag filled with corn you put in a microwave.
Now I’m sure that’s a very appropriate thing to eat from during a Thanksgiving football game and other festivities.
41. Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey cake begging for mercy.
Sorry, Gobblekins, but Americans need to eat and turkey is the Thanksgiving entree. So no mercy for you, but please we’re willing to hear last requests.
42. Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with this turkey appetizer platter.
Now this sure guaranteed to cause heart disease if eaten in excess. Still, love to see a cheesy turkey.
43. To make your food more appealing, how about a cornucopia bread.
Talk about edible decoration. Still, this is genius if you really think about it.
44. Nothing makes better Thanksgiving treats than chocolate covered pumpkin pretzels.
Now these are adorable pumpkins. Can also be used for Halloween or fall in general.
45. Gobble till you wobble this Thanksgiving with these chocolate turkey pretzel sticks.
Now these have pretzel sticks attached to cookies and candy corn. Still, pretty clever if I say so myself.
46. For your appetizers this Thanksgiving dinner, you can’t go wrong with this turkey cracker platter.
Yeah, there are a lot of turkey platters here in this post. Still, each offer a different assortment of food just the same.
47. Make your Thanksgiving festive with this turkey veggie dish.
Yes, this is another turkey veggie platter. But I think this one is a little more subdued than the last one I’ve shown.
48. For your Thanksgiving lunch this turkey day, how about some turkey pizza?
Now this uses pepperoni instead of actual turkey meat. Still, looks like a turkey to me.
49. If your dessert platter includes pumpkin pie, may I suggest some cookie pumpkin pie slices?
Yes, these are pumpkin pie slice cookies. Don’t ask me how someone came up with this idea. Hope they don’t taste like pumpkin spice lattes.
50. Make your Thanksgiving great wit these turkey cupcakes.
Just a bunch of cupcakes decorated with red, orange, and yellow icing. Still, quite cute.
51. Nothing makes Thanksgiving better than Nutter Butter corn cookies.
Now this is called “Harvest Corn Nutter Butter.” But I love how the corn kernels are Reese’s Pieces.
52. Get in the autumn spirit with bread this Thanksgiving with these acorn and leaf buns.
Now it’s said these were made with frozen bread dough. Of course, you can never have such bread things in my family.
53. For the kiddie appetizers, why not go with some mini turkey cheese balls?
Now these have almonds, cheese, carrots, and Ritz crackers. Still, they’re quite adorable but in an ugly way.
54. Pumpkin pie cookies not enough for your Thanksgiving? Then try this cookie assortment.
Now these include a pumpkin pie slice, turkeys, and a male Pilgrim hat. Also, see some candy corn which is strange.
55. For your Thanksgiving how about some apples dipped in a caramel turkey?
Now this sure looks like a turkey here. Not sure about the candy corn nose though.
56. Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey cake pop.
Now this is adorable with the Pilgrim hat. Wonder what happened to the rest of him.
57. Celebrate this Thanksgiving with these Pilgrim and Indian smores.
They might be friendly now. But wait until the white man gets land hungry after a few years.
58. Nothing makes a Thanksgiving dessert platter like a chocolate cornucopia.
If you’re having a Hunger Games party, perhaps you can stash it with some food and chocolate weapons. then again, doesn’t really give the Thanksgiving spirit does it?
59. Nothing shows the joy of Thanksgiving like these Pilgrim cookies.
Seriously, why do these people have to make these puritanical colonialists so adorable? Makes you almost forget the colonial genocide on Native Americans does it?
60. Say happy Thanksgiving this year with these turkey cookie cupcakes.
Now these have cookies for heads and wings as well as candy corn feathers. Still, such an adorable combination.
Nice to see that there are some recipes that tried to be healthy- fruit, veggies etc. The majority of it was not so healthy- loads and loads of sugar! Very artistic though. I feel like a underachiever as a mother when I see stuff like this!
Great ideas to make Thanksgiving a bit more fun!