Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by CandyTX

I saw this on someone's blog and I had to get it down so I could try to make it next year...

Top Review by merittandrews

It may have been my blog! Here was one of the 2006 posts I did - I've made these for years - it's a family tradition. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cupcakes, prepared
  • 226.79 g bagbrach's maple nut decorative candies
  • 226.79 g can white frosting
  • 141.74 g packageyellow gel food coloring
  • 59.14 ml non-pareils (red or green)
  • 118.29 ml chocolate chips or 118.29 ml butterscotch chips
  • 340.19 g package cookies (any kind)
  • 118.29 ml yellow frosting (for the 'plate')


  1. Bake and cool your favorite cupcake recipe.
  2. Place frosting on the cupcake and top each with a cookie while the frosting is soft to 'adhere' the cookie-plate to the cupcake.
  3. Slice the maple nut candies thin and layer them as 'turkey'.
  4. Dab some white frosting next to it for 'mashed potatoes' followed with a little dab of yellow gel food color as 'butter'.
  5. Melt your butterscotch or chocolate chips and thin with a little vegetable oil.
  6. Drizzle over the 'turkey' as gravy.
  7. Finish it off with the 'cranberries' (red colored sugar or non-perils) and little green 'peas' or 'beans'.

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