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posted: 11/10/14

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These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table! Thank you Horizon for sponsoring this super fun Thanksgiving post!These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table!

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Growing up, on my dad’s side I was the only girl of 9 cousins. And I was younger than my oldest cousin by more than 20 years. So I didn’t really have the fun cousin experience that a lot of my friends did. Which is probably the reason that I love seeing my own kids play with their cousins so much! Gavin, Quinn and Piper have four cousins around their age on my side and seven on Nathan’s side! So at Thanksgiving celebrations there is LOTS of laughter and LOTS of kids!

 

So that’s why when Horizon asked me to come up with a fun recipe or craft for kids for Thanksgiving I got so excited! I came up with these cute little turkey pops that double as a placeholder and a fun Thanksgiving treat! Plus . . . . ummm . . . . IT’S AN ADORABLE TURKEY!

 

Let’s do it, kay?

 

A photo tutorial to make adorable turkey pops that double as Thanksgiving placeholders

 

    1. Gather supplies: pop sticks, sandwich cookies, googley eye candies, yellow rainbow chip sprinkles, red candy coated sesame seeds, yellow, red, orange, and brown candy melts.

 

    1. Separate cookies.

 

    1. Dip the end in the melted brown candy melts. Press it into the cream of the cookie.

 

    1. Sandwich the cookie back together and let dry. Set up the colored melts in a small turkey feather shaped arch.

 

    1. Spoon chocolate over the cookie on both sides.

 

    1. Gently tap the excess chocolate off.

 

    1. Place the chocolate covered cookie onto the candy melts.

 

    1. Add two eyes.

 

    1. A yellow rainbow chip for the beak.

 

    1. A red candy coated sunflower seed for the wattle.

Then all you have to do is add some masking tape, cut it into a cute flag, and add the name. {Note: You probably want to bag them when doing it for real, but the plastic treat bags make for terrible pictures.}

These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table!

These bad boys can be made well before the big day (probably at least a week if they are kept refrigerated and in an air tight container). And make for such a cute addition to your Thanksgiving table!

These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table!

I went for a full on fun kids table by topping it with brown craft paper (you can get a big roll from the dollar store!) and putting out cute little mason jars of crayons. That way the kids can color when they are done eating! And in the midst of it all they can sip on some delicious Horizon milk!

I should note, that if you look closely some of the pictures have all the Horizon milks sealed up, and then some have one with a straw in it . . . because Quinn was watching the photo shoot and couldn’t resist anymore! She held off on the Turkey Pops (barely), but not the milk.

These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table!

My kids love Horizon milk, and we love giving it to them! It makes for a perfect on the go snack for them, and since it comes in fun flavors like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, its fun enough for a holiday. And totally perfect for my kids Thanksgiving table!

For more holiday ideas and ways to keep meal choices nutritions and delicious while still finding time to celebrate special occasions with friends families, be sure to follow Horizon on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

These Turkey Pop Placeholders are such a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table!

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Turkey Pop Placeholders

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Ingredients

  • pop sticks
  • sandwich cookies
  • googley eye candies
  • yellow rainbow chip sprinkles
  • red candy coated sesame seeds
  • yellow red, and orange candy melts, unmelted
  • brown candy melts melted according to package instructions

Instructions

  • Separate cookies.
  • Dip the end in the melted brown candy melts. Press it into the cream of the cookie.
  • Sandwich the cookie back together and let dry. Set up the colored melts in a small turkey feather shaped arch.
  • Spoon chocolate over the cookie on both sides.
  • Gently tap the excess chocolate off.
  • Place the chocolate covered cookie onto the candy melts.
  • Add two eyes, a yellow rainbow chip for the beak, and red candy coated sunflower seed for the wattle. Allow it to try completely.
Author: Lisa Longley

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A photo tutorial to make adorable turkey pops that double as Thanksgiving placeholders

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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