Mini Brownie Turkeys


Miniature turkey brownies are the perfect little bite, and dressing them up for Thanksgiving makes a fun project to do with your kiddos or grands! Makes a great kid-friendly addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • nonstick cooking spray (such as BakeEasy®)

Mini Brownies:

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • 24 candy eyeballs

  • 12 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M's®)

  • 60 candy corn, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Make the brownies: Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until batter is smooth. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 14 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting: Combine butter, cocoa powder, and milk in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

  5. Spoon frosting in a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #10 tip. Pipe a circle of frosting near the bottom half of each mini brownie to create the turkey's head. Add two candy eyes. Add 1 red chocolate piece to form the beak. Pipe 5 lines of frosting in the shape of a semi-circle formation coming up from the head. Place a piece of candy corn on each of the 5 lines to form the turkey's feathers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
8g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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