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Turkey Pretzel Pops

My girls love to make fun treats for the Holidays, so I am always looking for ideas that are fast and easy…. but most of all, cute.  These Turkey Pretzel Pops are a fun options.  They don’t cost much to make, and are absolutely adorable. Hope you enjoy this idea as much as my kids did.  Random tip, my stores always tend to sell out of pretzel rods around the Holidays so don’t wait to pick yours up… I normally buy the store brand when they go on sale for a dollar a bag.

What you need to make your own Turkey Pretzel Pops

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Reese’s Pieces, orange and yellows, cut in half
  • Chocolate Chips, or candy melts
  • Candy corn, assorted
  • Candy Pearls or Candy Eyes
  • Chocolate Rice Cereal


Break Pretzel Rods in half. Melt Chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds and stir, 15 second increments stirring after each until melted and smooth, let sit at least 5 minutes to set up just a little to make it easier to work with. On a piece of wax paper lay out 3 candy corns in a fan shape with the pointy side in. Using a spoon cover a Pretzel Rod with Chocolate. Leave a little extra on the top back part to stick to the candy corn. Lay the Chocolate covered pretzel over the Candy Corn so they stick out the tops. Apply 2 Pearls for eyes at the top end by the Candy Corn. You may need to hold them for a few seconds so they set. Using a toothpick, dab it in the Chocolate and gently apply a dot to each pearl. Place a half piece of a Reese’s pieces under the Pearls for the beak. Coat with cereal for the feathers. Let cool and set at least 30 minutes. Gently remove from wax paper and store in airtight container in cool place.

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Peanut Butter Fruit Dip~ Turkey Tray~ Thanksgiving Snack Idea

This fruit dip is AMAZING.  Seriously.  If you like apples and peanut butter you are going to want to eat it all on your own.  The recipe makes enough to share, so bring it to your next holiday gathering so you aren’t tempted to eat it all alone.

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1 cube cream cheese

1 cup brown sugar packed

1 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup milk

*Would also be fabulous with chocolate chips mixed in

Soften your cream cheese, add all your other ingredients and mix with a mixer.  It really is so simple!

Let it chill for a little while (although it tastes great right away too)

To create this cute turkey with your apple slices, you will need a round tray.  For easy clean up, cover it in tin foil.  Use an apple slicer and cut up the desired amount of apples.  The tray pictured had 5 whole Fuji apples on it.  Place your bowl of dip on the tray.  Arrange fanning out the slices as if they are the feathers, spreading around your bowl.  Your bowl is the body of the turkey.  I used m&ms for my turkey face and a Hershey kiss for his beak.

Your apples will turn brown if sliced too long, so slice them just before serving.

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Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia Snacks~Thanksgiving Snacks

Here is another quick, yet adorable snack to add to the kids table at your Thanksgiving feast!  How about  making them this week when the kids get out of school to celebrate the Holiday weekend?  I know my kids loved them!

You will need:

Sugar ice cream cones


Cup of warm water


Filler for your cornucopias (we used trail mix)

Plastic wrap to cover

Ribbon, twine, or something to wrap around the plastic to keep it closed

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Begin by getting a small cup of warm water.  Take your straw, dip it in the water, and hold the end to trap some warm water inside the straw.  Dump that into the inside of your sugar cone.  While that softens it up from the inside, dip the outside bottom 1- 1 1/2 inches into the warm water.  Hold there for 20 seconds.  Place in the microwave for 20 seconds.  When it is done, promptly remove it and gently curl it around your straw.  Hold there for several seconds before sliding the straw gently out of the curve.

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Let the cones set for a few minutes to give it time to harden up a little.  Fill it up with something yummy.  We used trail mix from the bulk section at Winco.

Rip off a small amount of  plastic wrap and gently wrap it around the opening and tie it off with some ribbon, twine, or something cute to keep it shut.

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These would be so cute for a Halloween class party. The ingredients/directions yields 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients For Spider Cupcakes
1 box 18.25 oz. cake mix, your desired flavor + ingredients to make
1 can Frosting, your desired flavor or prepare our recipe below.
1 package 16 oz. Twizzler’s black licorice
10.5 oz. sweet topping, chocolate sprinkles {we used Betty Crocker}
1 package 14 oz. Wilton candy melts, white
1 tube 0.67oz. black decorating gel
24 baking cups

Directions For Spider Cupcakes
1. Make cupcakes per packaged directions.
2. {If using our recipe for frosting, prepare.}
3. Frost each cupcake.
4. Dip each cupcake in chocolate sprinkles.
5. Cutting length wise, cut licorice down the middle; then fold pieces over, cut in half. {you will need to pieces of licorice per spider}
6. Pinch about a 1/2 inch of the licorice, to make it bend. Stick the pinched part into the cupcake.
7. Press down on the frosting around the legs to help adhere the legs. Once all eight legs are secured, top with additional sprinkles to finish the look.
8. Take two chocolate Wilton discs, place a dab of icing on each disc, place on cupcakes for eyes.
9. Take your black gel pin and make the pupils. Your finished!

Ingredients For Chocolate Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted, brought to room temp
1/2 cup Crisco
1/3 cup cocoa, natural unsweetened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Directions For Frosting
1. In a standing mixer, beat butter and Crisco until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Texture should be smooth. If you think your frosting is to thick add 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

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Caramel Apple Popcorn Recipe with Pillsbury Frosting, SO EASY to make and down right finger lickng good! #Popcorn #Caramel #FallRecipes

Have you ever tasted something and thought “man this is good, but I bet it is hard to make”…. well that is just what I thought when I tasted this amazing Caramel Apple Popcorn BEFORE I found out it was made with Pillsbury Frosting.  I was SHOCKED that the recipe was SO EASY and finger licking good! It made them think…. why didn’t I think of that!  You have got to give this recipe a try!

I tasted this recipe when I visited the Smuckers headquarters in Ohio a few weeks ago.  They are so creative at turning the things you have in your pantry into recipes that you will want share with the whole family.

This Caramel Apple Popcorn recipe is listed on their site too.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ready Time: 40 min
Yield: 8 servings

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 (2.75 oz.) packages butter flavored microwave popcorn, popped
2 cups pecan halves
1 container Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups lightly crushed dried apple chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation Directions

HEAT oven to 250°F. Coat 2 (15 x 10 x 1-inch) baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Combine popped popcorn and pecans in large bowl.
REMOVE lid and foil seal from frosting container. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat evenly.
SPREAD evenly on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until crunchy, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Toss with apple chips, Sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to one week.

Need some ideas for fun easy cookies, check out all the recipes and ideas at Pillsbury Baking. 

Dis-closer  I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company, all opinions are my own.

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