Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Build an Oreo turkey with Oreos, candy and frosting. This would be a fun activity for (school-age) kids at a Thanksgiving gathering to put these together. They can display them at their dinner place and eat them for dessert....if they can wait that long. The recipe I am listing will be to make one dozen turkeys.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 Oreo Double Stuff cookies
  • 12 miniature peanut butter cups
  • 12 malted milk balls
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 4 ounces chocolate frosting
  • 4 ounces white frosting
  • red food coloring


  1. Place one Oreo cookie as the base. Put one teaspoon of chocolate frosting on top.
  2. Place one small peanut butter cup on it's side so that the top and bottom are perpendicular to the base -- and stuck in the frosting. Place a teaspoon of chocolate frosting on the top(widest part) of the p-butter cup.
  3. For the second cookie. Stick some candy corn into the Oreo 'stuff' along one edge for the feathers -- pointy side down. They should fan out around the edge. If you have trouble doing this, you can help them stick with some white frosting.
  4. Place this second Oreo cookie (the tail) on it's edge and sticking to a dab of brown frosting on the back of the peanut butter cup.
  5. Place a dab of chocolate frosting on top of the peanut butter up (for the head). Place a malted milk ball on top for the head.
  6. Take a small amount of the white frosting in a separate dish. Mix in red food coloring.
  7. Use a toothpick with the white and red colors to place eyes, and wattle. You can pinch off the small pointy top of a candy corn and dip it in brown frosting for the beak.
  8. Your turkey is complete!


Most Helpful

These are TOO adorable... I can't wait to show the kids at Thanksgiving tomorrow! I took a step from the other Oreo Turkey recipe on this site and removed the top layer of the base Oreo to expose the filling. I think it looks better this way, and it's easier to stand the vertical Oreo up because you can push it down into the filling. However, you do still need to cement it with icing on the back or it will fall over. I also cemented the candy corns on with icing as those kept falling out as well. I found that laying the bird on his back to attach the body, head, and beak worked well as gravity kept them in place while the icing dried. I used the yellow part of the candy corn to make the feet. I didn't bother with the wattle as I was afraid I'd mess it up and it was pretty obvious that it was a turkey so I didn't feel it was needed. I arranged them on a bed of left-over Fiber One cereal with some pumpkins from Recipe 146641.

SashasMommy November 24, 2010

Fantastic! These are so cute. I paired them with Recipe #146641 to make a cute little pumpkin patch full of turkeys for the buffet table. Everyone enjoyed both the appearance and the flavor. I used the double stuffs, and it was easy to get the candy corn in. Instead of frosting, which I always have trouble using up when I buy it for a small project like this, I used melted chocolate bark (for candy-making) and melted white chocolate chips. These worked great for "gluing" the candy and cookie parts together. Thank you for a keeper!

Starrynews November 23, 2008

Too cute! I couldn't resist! I made these to take w/ me to DS's for my grandsons. I had to make one adjustment: I subbed Rollo's for the mini peanut butter cups b/c of a grandson's peanut allergy. I split one Oreo double stuff and, after putting in the candy corn tail feathers, sat the "tail" firmly into the white filling of the split cookie. I dabbed a bit of chocolate frosting onto the bottom and one side of the Rollo and "glued" it to the "tail" and the white "snow-covered" ground. "Glued" the malted milk ball onto the Rollo. I noticed that some of the candy corn didn't have the white tip so I broke of the orange tips for the "beaks"... which I "glued" on w/ the frosting. By this time the turkeys were starting to get some personality! I used yellow gel to make "feet" on the "snow" under the turkeys. I used red decorating gel to make the "snoods" and "wattles" across the "beak" and hanging down one side. I used blue decorating gel to make "eye"... too cute. The blue didn't show up as blue b/c of the dark background of the malted milk ball... but they're great! My DD who dropped by w/ my granddaughters LOVED them and I had to send two home for the girls. I'm sure they're going to be a HUGE hit when I get to my son's house for Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

Impera_Magna November 20, 2006

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