Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes

Recipe by CandyTX
READY IN: 1hr 10mins


  • 12
    cupcakes, prepared
  • 1
    (8 ounce) bag brach's maple nut decorative candies
  • 1
    (8 ounce) can white frosting
  • 1
    (5 ounce) package yellow gel food coloring
  • 14
    cup non-pareils (red or green)
  • 12
    cup chocolate chips or 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1
    (12 ounce) package cookies (any kind)
  • 12
    cup yellow frosting (for the 'plate')


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