Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving—Turkey for Dessert, anyone?


098edited

Turkey for dessert, anyone?  I don’t see why not if they are as charming and sweet as these Oreo Turkeys!  I can’t believe there are only a few days left before Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t take the real turkey out of your freezer (or get one from the market’s freezer), it’s about time to do so.  If your recipe has a long marinating/brining process, it could be already too late.  Opps…if that’s the case, don't panic! Go get yourself a pack of Oreo, some mini Reese's and confetti's...stay calm and make these sweet turkeys instead!  You won’t regret it. I promise!  And for the Thanksgiving entree, get a honey glazed ham instead.  I'm sure it'll be just as delicious.  

045edited

When I was making these Oreo Turkeys with my kids the other day, we had a blast.  It’s always warm and sweet spending time with my kids in the kitchen.  Not to mention, we can sneak a few cookies and candies along the "production line"!  When the “glue” is actually sweet and tasty, that’s a big plus too.  When I’m in the kitchen with my kids, the list of “What I’m grateful for this year…” simply goes on and on.  I feel blessed to have my kids around me, that they are healthy and happy kids. 

075edited

I probably don’t say or show it enough, how grateful I am for my lovely husband.  He works hard and studies hard so that the kids and I can play hard.  Smile with tongue out (Sorry, can’t help it, Honey.)  Seriously, I’m really thankful for everything that he does for the family, big or small.  He’s always so thoughtful, supportive, and caring.  What more can a wife ask for, right?  He’s really the perfect role model for the kids.   I’m truly grateful for that because sometimes I act like a kid myself. 

I’m grateful for my Parents and In-Laws, they are always loving, generous, caring, and supportive.  I’m grateful for my dear friends.  Although we don’t see each other often, some even live thousands of miles away, but I know I can count on them to be there whenever I need them.  I’m truly thankful for that. 

I’m thankful for you, my readers and blog friends around the world.  Without you, your supports, comments, feedback and trust (to try my recipes), uTry.it probably won’t exist.  I’m truly thankful for that.

085edited

I’m grateful that you’re still here reading my post and didn't click away.  Winking smile I’m truly thankful for that!  As a way to say thank you, let me show you how to make these Oreo Turkeys.  First, gather all your ingredients.  Some Oreo for the base and rear end, Mini Reese’s as the body, Whoppers for the head, Cookie Icing for the eyes and act as “glue”, Candy Corn as the beak and feathers, tiny black confetti for the eye balls, pink Nerds as the waddle and some melted chocolate as “glue”.

005edited

Here’s the pictorial on how to get this turkey done without putting it into the oven.

1) Have all your ingredients ready, unwrap from plastic bags/wrapping papers, etc.

2) Split the Oreo open, gently press 5 candy corns to the edges (as feather).  Add some cookie icing on the candy corns tips and cover back the other side of the Oreo cookie, set aside.

3) Trim one side of the mini Reese’s as shown (for its body).

4) Take another Oreo cookie and smear a little bit melted chocolate on top (for base).

5) Take the Oreo with melted chocolate to a vertical position and place the “feathered” Oreo on the side.  Smear some melted chocolate on the cut side and flat side of the Reese’s and place on top of the “feathered” Oreo.  Slightly dip the Whopper into the melted chocolate and place on top of the Reese’s (as the head).

6) Place a small amount of cookie icing on top of the Whopper on both left and right side (as the eyes).  Top with black confetti as eye balls.  Cut the tip off a candy corn, dip the cut side of the candy corn tip in melted chocolate and place below the eyes (as the beak).  Dip the pink Nerd in melted chocolate and place below the beak (as waddle).  Leave the turkeys alone until the chocolate and icing are firmed up before transferring or packing.

Pictorial A

That’s it.  Pretty simple, right?  Oh yeah…I’m packaging these Oreo Turkeys and they will be delivered to some happy tummies.  Last but not least, I’m submitting this post to Kitchen-PLAY.  They’re having some fun contest and giveaway.  Check it out or join in for some fun.

109edited

So, what are you thankful for this year?  Please share because I always love to hear from you.  Take care, have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

069edited

33 comments:

  1. Hi Amy,
    I'm always impressed by your amazing creations. You're my idol :D Love this Oreo Turkey, so cute!
    I have been blessed, God has given me back my health and I wish everyone in the world always have a happy and happy life :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's so sweet of you. I couldn't agree more, our health is just so important! Wish you and your family good health and a wonderful holiday season!

      Delete
  2. Sooooo cute! I never realised it was formed out from Oreo cookies after scrolling down to the third pic. I should ask others "have you eaten oreo turkey before?" Yes I am really impressed of your creation here. Well I'm thankful that I am healthy and I can continue to bake and cook delicious meals to my family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehe....I know. Can't really tell it's Oreo from afar.

      I totally agree with you. Good health is so important. Wish you good health and continue with your lovely baking and recipes! :)

      Delete
  3. Oh wow - these are the BEST idea EVER!! LOVE it!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehe...Thank you. My kids love them. :P

      Delete
  4. Oooo....Amy, these turkeys look so CUTE. You're a genius! Hope you're having a wonderful time.
    Kristy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Kristy. Love your latest creation! The durian mousse cake. Have a wonderful week.!

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thanks, Angie. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration last week.

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you. They are so cute my kids refused to eat their own creations...but they don't have problem eating what I made! So funny!

      Delete
  7. These are totally adorable. They'd make great place settings or hostess gifts for the big Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Carolyn. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration last week. :)

      Delete
  8. Oh how clever and cute Amy! Kids will love this! I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

    Hugs,
    Roz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Roz. We had such a wonderful time. Hope your celebration was just as beautiful. Have a great week ahead.

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. hehe...yes, my kids refused to eat their own creations! So funny.

      Delete
  10. These are the cutest turkey I have ever seen...adorable!
    Happy Thanksgiving Amy :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Hope you had a nice thanksgiving celebration last week too.

      Delete
  11. These are adorable to the max, Amy! We're super grateful for having you around, too ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much. Hope you had a wonderful celebration last week and a beautiful week ahead. ;)

      Delete
  12. I cannot make cute stuff like that to save my life... you are so creative!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you...but I'm totally NOT a crafty person and I'm quite surprised I made these. Honestly they are pretty easy to do. :P

      Delete
  13. This is very creative! I'll try making this next year...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm sure you'll have fun making these.

      Delete
  14. Our Thanksgiving hostess made these - they are adorable and yummmy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OH yeah...these are so much fun and yummy too. :)

      Delete
  15. 5 Tips to a flat stomach
    ----------------------------------

    There are long lasting ways to get the amazing middle
    you crave. These genius tips Will help you shed inches
    and pounds, banish the bloat, And feel even more
    gorgeous we have very best advice for quickly shrinking
    your tummy. Here are the surprising
    Hello, skinny
    jeans! Stop making these 5 Major mistakes and you will
    Finally lose your stubborn belly fat

    http://juicyabs.com

    http://www.facebook.com/5TipsToAFlatStomach?skip_nax_wizard=true

    ReplyDelete