Delicious buckeye turkeys. These are classic buckeyes (peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter), but they’re masquerading as turkeys for Thanksgiving. Who doesn’t love buckeyes? Even more, who doesn’t love cute desserts (as long as they taste as good as they look!)
I make these every year. Yes, every single year. I was very happy with this year’s batch (plus I made a few changes); I decided to share them with my new readers. I have step-by-step pictures below.
These are a little time-intensive, but aren’t actually difficult. Also, you can let the kids help! (If you don’t mind them being a little messy.) “Glueing” on the feathers with chocolate is a great way to get them involved. You can also let them dip the buckeyes in the chocolate, but that gets a little bit more messy. Of course, that makes it more fun for the children! haha.
Most important: after finished, divide them equally and guard them by any means necessary. They get stolen.
If you like these cute Thanksgiving Buckeye Turkeys, you might be interested in my “Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Pops.”
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Thanksgiving Buckeye Turkeys: Cute, Delicious, Impress
- Mise en place.
- In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and softened butter until well-mixed. It will be a thick, play-dough consistency.
- Optional: if desired, fold in 1/2 C. chopped candy corn pieces.
- Roll mixture into 1" balls. Place on a large plate and place in refrigerator to chill well.*
- Cut the bottom 1/4 inch off of 18 cookies. Make sure stripes are facing correct way.
- Melt chocolate and 1 tsp. paramount crystals for 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Continue heating at 20 sec. increments (50% power) until melted.
- Smear a small amount of chocolate around the top part of the cookie. It should be wide enough for 5 candy corns.
- Place center candy corn first. Then add the two on either side. Finally add the bottom ones. Get all of the feather cookies prepped and allow them to set before going forward.
- Add the rest of the chocolate to the chocolate bowl. Melt (30 seconds at 50% power, stir, repeat).
- Gather chocolate, cookies, feather cookies, buckeyes and toothpicks.
- Stick a toothpick all of the way through the buckeye. Dunk in chocolate in one smooth motion. Shake/tap gently to get rid of extra chocolate.
- Holding buckeye sideways, place it with the top (opposite the toothpick) of buckeye right below the spread of feathers.
- Add eyes and nose.
- Place whole cookie (stripes lining up) where toothpick was. Set upright, allowing to dry.