Easy, no-bake Thanksgiving goodies

Amanda Collins Bernier
Baystateparent Magazine
Turn your favorite store-bought cookies into adorable Turkey Day treats.

No mixing, measuring, or baking required for these too-cute Turkey Day treats. Using all store-bought ingredients, these festive goodies are easy enough for kids to make all on their own. 

Turkey Oreo 

Create feathers by stuffing four or five candy corns into the Oreo’s filling, point side down. Create the face by using cookie icing or frosting to attach candy eyes and a candy corn beak. Finish it off by piping on a gobbler with red cookie icing. 

Nutter Butter Maize

In the microwave, melt one package of white chocolate candy melts according to directions, then stir in two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter. Stick popsicle sticks into Nutter Butter filling, then dip the cookies into the candy/peanut butter mixture to coat completely, and place on a sheet of wax paper. Press Reese’s Pieces candies into the dipped cookies in two rows. Allow to cool completely. Create a “husk” by cutting a green Airhead or piece of taffy into a leaf shape, and affix it to the back of the popsicle stick with a little melted white chocolate. 

Fruity Feather Turkey 

Using scissors, cut a Fruit Rollup in half crosswise (we used the Tropical Tie Dye flavor), then, cut a scalloped edge on one the longer edges of the rectangle. Gather together the side opposite scalloped sides. Separate cookie; place gathered side on one cookie half to make tail feathers. Top with remaining cookie half and press lightly together. Use icing or frosting to attach candy eyes and a candy corn beak. Finish it off by piping on a gobbler with red cookie icing.

Pilgrim Hat Cookie 

Pipe white frosting around the top rim of mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. Place the peanut butter cup, frosting side down, on the center of the chocolate side of a fudge striped cookie (we used Keebler’s but any brand will work). Press down lightly to stick the two together. Cut the yellow top off a candy corn, and affix it to the white frosting a buckle. 

Acorn Treats

Squeeze a dot of icing or frosting onto the bottom on a Hershey Kiss. Press the Kiss lightly onto the flat side of a mini Nilla Wafer cookie until they stick together. Allow to set. Then, using frosting or icing, attach a mini chocolate chip to the rounded top of the cookie. 

Caramel Pretzel Turkey 

Place pretzels on a sheet of parchment paper, and top each with Rolo candy. Microwave for about 15 seconds. Working quickly, press two candy eyes and a Reese’s Pieces nose onto the top of softened Rolo, then insert three candy corn, point side down, into the top of the candy.