Looking for a fun and festive treat to bring to your next Thanksgiving potluck? Look no further than these adorable Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies!
Not only are they easy to make, but they're sure to be a hit with everyone at the party. Plus, they're the perfect way to use up any extra nutter butters you may have lying around.
So why not bring these adorable and yummy Thanksgiving cookies to the Thanksgiving table for an after thanksgiving dinner treat this year? They are sure to be the hit of the holiday season!Jump to Recipe
Why this recipe
Super fun for kids. If you want a fun treat to make with the kiddos, these turkey nutter butter cookies are perfect! They are also a great sweet treat to take for a school party during the Thanksgiving time of year.
They're no-bake. This is always a bonus in my book.
Can be doubled. You can easily double (or triple!) the recipe to feed a crowd.
Great for cookie exchanges. Everyone will be asking for your recipe!
Inexpensive ingredients. If you like to keep sweet treats in the house, you may already have most of the ingredients on hand!
Ingredients for peanut butter sandwich cookies
- Medium candy eyeballs.
- Orange m&m's. You can use any variation of M&M's like peanut, pretzel, etc.
- Chocolate candy melts. You can also use chocolate chips or almond bark.
- Red candy melts.
- Nutter butters.
Equipment and kitchen tools
- microwave safe bowls
- parchment paper
How to make nutter butter turkeys
- Melt both the chocolate and the red candy melts as directed on the bag. Brand direction may vary.
- Dip half of the nutter butter into the melted chocolate. Place on parchment or freezer paper shiny side up.
- Add the mini candy eyes to the top of each nutter butter. Add the orange m&m's for the nose area to all the nutter butters. Let dry.
- With a pastry brush, add a good dab of red candy melts next to the nose. Let dry and serve!
Tips for best results
You can use drops of orange gel food coloring to create the perfect beak color.
I like to use Wilton brand candy melts, but feel free to use whatever brand you prefer.
If you want your turkeys to be extra festive, try using different colored M&M's. For example, red and green would be perfect for Christmas
If you cannot find red candy melts, you could use a red jelly bean for the nose instead. You can place it on with a few drops of red gel food coloring.
Melt chocolate in a bowl.
Dip cookies halfway into the chocolate
Let dry, then add eyes, m&m nose and use red icing. Let set completely before serving.
Substitutions and Variations
Nutter Butters work best due to their "turkey-like" shape, but if you can not find them, you could use another peanut butter cookie or even golden Oreos instead.
Add a few pieces of candy corn for an extra festive touch.
Use white chocolate candy melts instead of regular chocolate candy melts if you prefer.
Want to add some tail feathers to take this thanksgiving treat up a notch? You can use wafer paper to add feathers to these cute little turkeys for the perfect thanksgiving treat!
Make a top hat for your little turkeys with a peanut butter cup and chocolate Oreos or other chocolate wafers. Just stick the peanut butter cup onto the oreo with a dab of chocolate.
Serving and Storage Suggestions
Stick your completed thanksgiving turkey cookies into the tops of some white icing frosted cupcakes to make adorable turkey cupcakes.
Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
More great cookie recipe
Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies
- 20 medium candy eyeballs
- 10 orange m&m's
- 6 oz. chocolate candy melts
- ⅓ cup red candy melts
- 10 nutter butters
- Melt both the chocolate and the red candy melts as directed on the bag. Brand direction vary.
- Dip half of the nutter butter into the chocolate candy melts. Place on parchment or frezer paper shiny side up.
- Add the two eyes to the top of each nutter butter. Add the orange m&m's for the nose area to all the nutter butters. Let dry.
- With a pastry brush add a good dab of red candy melts next to the nose. Let dry and serve!
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