Monday, November 19, 2012
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.
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.
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. (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.
I’m grateful that you’re still here reading my post and didn't click away. 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”.
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.
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.
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!