Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oreo Turkeys 2011

This past week I've posted some of the turkeys that I made for Thanksgiving last year, the turkey cakepops, and the Oreo turkeys.  I didn't feel like doing repeats this year, so I came up with a compromise and did Oreo turkey pops.

If you still need a primer on how to do Oreo pops, hop on over to How Does She?, and they'll give you all the basics.

To put these gobblers together you'll need:

Double Stuff Oreos
Mini Oreos
Harvest candy corn (or regular candy corn)
orange chips from a pack of Rainbow Candy Coated Chips
royal icing eyes (whatever size you want)
mini heart sprinkles
lollipop sticks
milk chocolate candy melts
dark chocolate candy melts
styrofoam blocks to place the pops in

First off, you're going to make the heads of these cute little guys.  Melt the milk chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.  Take a mini Oreo and dunk it in the melted chocolate and use a fork to scoop it out and shake off the excess.  Slide the mini Oreo off of the fork and onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper.

Add on the royal icing eyes, the orange chip for the beak, and the heart sprinkle turned upside down for the waddle.

Let the turkey heads cool and firm up as you move on to the body of the turkey (and the pop part).

Melt the dark chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe dish.  Line up your double stuff Oreos on a wax paper lined cookie sheets and separate the sides of the Oreos.  Take the end of a lollipop stick and dip about 1/2 inch to 1 inch in the melted chocolate then press down into the frosting of the Oreo.  Place the other half of the cookie back on top.

Once the chocolate inside the Oreo has cooled, dip the entire Oreo into the melted chocolate and gently shake off any excess.  Place the pop on the wax paper, and then carefully place one of the turkey heads in the middle of it.  Let cool and harden.

To add the candy corn feathers onto your turkeys, you'll want your dark chocolate candy melted but on the cool side, so that it will harden faster.  If the candy melts are rather warm, let it cool off a bit before proceeding.  Place a few of the pops in the styrofoam block, so that the pops are standing upright.  Break off the tip of the candy corn, so that there is a flat surface for them to stick to, and the dip the candy corn partially in the melted chocolate.  Place the candy corn on the top of the turkey in the groove where the frosting of the Oreo is, and hold till it begins to set.  If you do this when the candy melts are melted but not warm this will happen much faster.  Keep going till you're done.  I only did three candy corns per turkey because I am not patient.  If you are, then I think that five candy corns would look adorable!

Then all you'll need to do is pack these bad boys up!  I always bag them individually and then place in a basket, since we travel to our Thanksgiving celebration.

Have fun, have a very Happy Thanksgiving, and Enjoy!

This post is linked to:
Tea Party Tuesday - Tuesday Talent Show - Tasty Tuesday - T' Time - Crazy Sweet Tuesday - These Chicks Cooked - Full Plate Thursday - Bake with Bizzy - Sweet Treats Thursday - Show Off Your Stuff - Anything Goes Linky - Friday Favorites - Sweet Tooth Friday - Sweets for a Saturday - Sweet Indulgences Sunday - Monday, Mmmm.....Dessert!


  1. Kristen, these are just adorable! Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Super cute! I wanted to make something like that but ran out of time. Maybe next year. :)

  3. Cute, cute, cute. What a great treat to bring to the Thanksgiving party. Thank you for sharing your post at Joy of Desserts, Kirsten.

  4. Those are adorable! I love the looks on their faces. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  5. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing-- as always :)