Turkey Legs & Acorns

As the years go by, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.  Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing that magic of Christmas through my children’s eyes and celebrating Our Lord’s death and resurrection at Easter, but there’s just something about Thanksgiving that I love.

I think it’s the family togetherness without all of the extras.  It’s just a chance to focus on being together with Santa & the Easter Bunny vying for attention.

Since Christmas usually gets all the baking attention, I decided to few other fun treats just for Thanksgiving!  Not that these are actually baked.  In fact, they’re fun, easy no bake treats that are little helper friendly!

First up are the little acorn cookies.  They’re nothing new, of course, they’re all over Pinterest (also, if you’re the creative person who originally came from, let me know, I’d be happy to give you credit).

In this version, I used Pumpkin Spice Kisses and used melted chocolate chips to glue mini Oreos and mini Golden Oreos to the flat end.  Once those were dry, I used more melted chocolate to add a chocolate chip stem to each one.  Dude & Spud had a blast making these!  I had only intended to make a few, but they had such fun, we ended up using the entire bag of pumpkin spice kisses!

The other treats are super fun little Turkey Legs!!  I mean, how cute are these?  I got the idea from a vendor at a local craft fair and seriously, how could I not make these?

They’re also quite simple.  I just took some pretzel twists and worked some caramels around each one in the shape of a turkey leg (I heated the caramels for a couple seconds in the microwave to make them more pliable).  Once all of the turkey legs were formed, I simply dipped them in dark chocolate and allowed them to set! 


  1. Oh my goodness! These are too cute! My kids would love them! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

  2. These are one of the cutest Thanksgiving-y things I've seen! I'm so excited to make them soon.

  3. These look sooo yummy! I seriously want to eat them right now. And so cute, the kids will love it! I'm hosting a link party on Saturday nights at 8 pm at www.averystreetdesign.com and I'd love to invite you to link up some of your delicious recipes. Hope to see you there! xo, Laura

  4. My niece and nephew will love these! The hard part will be stopping them from eating them before the main course.

  5. The turkey legs are awesome! They sound yummy, too.

  6. Never seen these turkey legs before. Wonder if you'd like to come link your beautiful projects up at our linky party today? ~ Rose

  7. These are insane how adorable they are! Love it!!


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