Thanksgiving Kids TreatsWell, we are into November now and that means the Pilgrims and Indians are beginning to gather to prepare for the big feast later this month. If you are looking to get into the spirit with your kids and want to make some fun snacks/treats along the Thanksgiving season, have a look below:

Mock Stuffing:

Fill several bowls with plain croutons slightly crushed, and the kids sprinkle in different seasonings such as garlic or onion powder, celery seed and dried parsley. Then have them add water to the mix — a squirt bottle filled with water works best. Stir, add more spices, and/or water! Enjoy tasting their very own stuffing!

Easy Turkey Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Wafer Cookie
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Candy Corn
  • Malted Milk Ball or Mini Peanut Butter Cup
  • Fruit Roll-Up Candy
  • Candy Sprinkles

Spread the chocolate frosting on the cookie. Place the malted milk ball or peanut butter cup on the frosting. Place the candy corn around the malted milk ball. Cut shapes out of the Fruit Roll-Up to be the turkeys beak and waddle. Cut out feet too if you like. Stick them on the malted milk ball or peanut butter cup using the frosting as ‘glue’. Use candy sprinkles for the eyes.

Jones Tofurky & Gravy Soda

Also, sugar cookies in the shape of turkeys are a kid favorite.  And that turkey cookie cutter is a great multi-tasker this time of year; it can also be used as a template for kid crafts, decorations, and invitations!

No-Bake Pumpkin Pudding:

Mix two tablespoons pumpkin pie filling, two tablespoons marshmallow crème, and one tablespoon whipped topping. Have the kids measure the ingredients themselves and mix this tasty pudding.

Bagel Turkeys:

For each kid you will need:

  • 1 bagel
  • 7 lollipops
  • 3 candy corn

The bagel is the turkey’s body. Poke 2 lollipops through the base of the bagel as legs so it will stand up. Then use the remaining lollipops as feathers poking out of the top of the bagel. Just above the hole in the bagel poke in 2 candy corn as eyes and 1 candy corn as the gobble. Eat your bagels with jelly, butter, and/or cream cheese!

Turkey Crackers:

For each turkey you will need:

  • 2 Ritz Bits crackers
  • 4 pretzel sticks
  • 1 mini marshmallow
  • peanut butter

Spread the peanut butter on the Ritz Bits. Stick the 4 pretzels in between crackers. Put peanut butter on marshmallows and stick on to the Ritz crackers.

Cornmeal Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cornmeal

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Apple Turkeys:

Get an apple and place four or five toothpicks on one side (these will be the tail feathers). Place one toothpick on opposite side with a turkey head glued on it. On the others, place Fruit Loops until you reach the top and place a mini-marshmallow on each tip. These make a great centerpiece for your festive table.

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