Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oreo Turkeys


Our Annual Oreo Turkey making all began eight years ago when Samuel was in kindergarten.  Still unaware of the overachieving alpha room-mom type, I naively volunteered to bring dessert to the kindergarten Thanksgiving Party.  In my mind I was thinking, "Two-dozen grocery store cupcakes?"  The room mom had other ideas.  "Why don't you search the internet for some cute Thanksgiving dessert ideas?  Maybe you could make something that looks like a turkey?"  Eight years ago, I had a 5-year old, a 2-year old and a baby.  I showed up to school parties with a double stroller and a diaper bag.  I barely knew what the internet was!  My competitive nature, however, spurred me on and I came across these adorable Oreo Turkeys.

Thus began my journey into food crafts and, perhaps, makes me now a little guilty of being a slightly overachieving room-mom type myself.  In any case, eight years later, I think I have these turkeys down to a science and the kids think it's a great Thanksgiving tradition!  

STEP #1


  • Do everything in assembly line fashion.  
  • Lay out all the Oreos (I use double stuffed) on a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
  • Melt about 8 ounces of chocolate in a Gallon Sized Ziploc bag.  
  • Snip the corner 1/4" or less.  This bag will be used for piping chocolate "glue"

STEP #2

  • Put a dime-sized dot of glue on the lower center part of the Oreo.
  • Working quickly, add one Whopper to the top of the "glue" spot.


STEP #3

  • Working 3 or four Oreos at a time, pipe on chocolate to the remaining top portion of the Oreo.
  • Add five Candy Corn "feathers".  The largest Candy Corn should be in the center.

 STEP #4


  • Put a dot of chocolate on top of each Whopper.
  • Attach a Candy Corn Head.
  • Using "Writing Icing" (Not Gel) dot two blue eyes and a red "wattle" - (or is it the the "snood"?) to the head and let dry.
Enjoy!  These are actually quite tasty.  It's hard to stop at just one!



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10 comments:

  1. These are awesome, Rachel. I might just have to make a batch for Z to take to school on Wednesday.

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  2. We're going to make these Thursday morning. At least I hope we have our act together enough to do this that morning!

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  3. Super cute turkeys! I'm sharing your post on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164
    --Michellepaige.blogspot.com

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  4. They are so cute! Thanks so much for posting your excellent tips and pictures.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  5. Very cute! My kids would love these!

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  6. I am going to make these for the little ones for Thanksgiving. They are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. This looks like a wonderful idea for a traditional Thanksgiving meal! Thank you so much for posting this! =)

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  8. This are super cute!

    I would love for you to link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up on Thursday!

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  9. sorry...not much of a cook! just wondering how you melt chocolate in a zip lock bag?? is there a certain kind of bag you do this in!?

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  10. Hi Bethany,

    I use a quart or gallon freezer Ziploc bag and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Squish the chocolate in between times to see if it is melted. Snip the corner of the bag about 1/8 " for piping chocolate.

    Rachel

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