These festive OREO Turkeys are so cute – you won't want to wait until Thanksgiving to make them! Even the littlest helpers will love attaching candy corn feathers to the turkeys' cookie tails.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Separate each cookie, leaving all the creme filling on one half of each. Set filling-topped halves aside.

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  • Use small amount of melted chocolate to attach 5 candy corn pieces, pointed-sides down, to each plain cookie half for the turkey's tail. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

  • Attach malted milk ball to center of each filling-topped cookie half with melted chocolate for the turkey's body. Use additional melted chocolate to attach cinnamon candies to bodies for the heads.

  • Attach turkey tails to bodies with remaining melted chocolate. Refrigerate until firm.

Tips

How to Separate Cookies: To easily separate cookies, refrigerate for 15 minutes before carefully twisting cookie top from cookie bottom so that the cream remains entirely on one half of the cookie. Use a knife to smooth filling if necessary.

Family Fun: Get the kids involved in making these fun turkey decorations for a holiday party, November birthday or for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Use the OREO Turkeys as decorative toppers for cupcakes or as place settings for the table.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 150 calories, 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, less than 1g dietary fiber, 18g sugars, 1g protein.

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
I had trouble with these...mine definitely don't look like the photo but I gave it my best shot. Would be nice if some of the tricks of the trade were shared. My oreos stuck together even after refrigeration for 15 min as instructed at bottom of recipe. Spreading the filling "dirtied" the cream. My semisweet chips cooled as I was working with them and reheating in microwave did not work for me. I melted a chocolate bar 90% cocoa and this stayed nice and silky. I tried brushing chocolate on Oreo but my brush hardened so I used a baby feeding spoon. I put a few in freezer as I worked on others then assembled. Great idea time consuming...would appreciate some hints...probably my ineptness:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2013
Mine did not look as nice as the picture. I had a little bit of trouble like one of the other reviewers. Oh well. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 12
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2012
I had trouble with these...mine definitely don't look like the photo but I gave it my best shot. Would be nice if some of the tricks of the trade were shared. My oreos stuck together even after refrigeration for 15 min as instructed at bottom of recipe. Spreading the filling "dirtied" the cream. My semisweet chips cooled as I was working with them and reheating in microwave did not work for me. I melted a chocolate bar 90% cocoa and this stayed nice and silky. I tried brushing chocolate on Oreo but my brush hardened so I used a baby feeding spoon. I put a few in freezer as I worked on others then assembled. Great idea time consuming...would appreciate some hints...probably my ineptness:-) Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2012
Fun to make and delicious to take apart and eat. May make again for Thanksgiving day for each place setting! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2012
I just made these little guys and all I can say is SO SO Cute!! They are lots of fun to put together and the variations are endless (we tried red hots M&Ms and hot tamales for the heads and added orange tic tacs for the feet). SO FESTIVE:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
Update--- my son is now 9 and keeps asking for these each year and we still love sharing them---Tried these for my son's preschool Thanksgiving party. They were a HIT! A few helpful steps... I popped the tails into the refrigerator for around 5 minutes to help the chocolate set before trying to stand them up. I used double stuff Oreos and the thickness of the filling helped hold the feathers up. I also used melted chocolate between the tail portion and the malted milk ball to help support the heavy tails. So easy and fun! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2013
Delightful project. I used double stuft Oreos and the "tail feathers" just stick right in the filling. I cut a slight bit off the side of the PB cup to make it flat and easy to glue/chocolate to the bottom Oreo. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2012
A fun light treat that disappeared quickly around the office (and made a great conversation piece). The backs can be a bit top-heavy due to the candy corn so be sure to have plenty of melted chocolate to attach the "tail" to the bottom of the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
These were so fun and easy to make! I used the Golden Oreo's because I like the taste of those better. I also used the Double Stuff Oreo's to help keep the candy on. Instead of dealing with messy melted chocolate I thought I would try white cupcake icing in the can. It works wonderfully keeps the candy on and matches the Oreo cream. I did the tails first and put them in the fridge for a few minutes while I worked on the body then it was easy to put the tails on after the icing hardened. My son liked to mix n match the feet and used Reese's pieces or cut up Candy corn. These turkeys are so easy and fast and everybody loves them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
My class of 8-9 year olds made this as a craft idea at school camp fun and easy used available substituted sweets Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
Easy! Very cute. I pressed the heavy back down into the melted chocolate and into the cookie filling -- they stayed together with no problem. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2013
Mine did not look as nice as the picture. I had a little bit of trouble like one of the other reviewers. Oh well. Read More
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