Fun & Easy Caramel Turkey Edible Thanksgiving Craft

by Vicky

Looking for a FUN & EASY craft you can do for this Thanksgiving holiday? Well look no further! Let me introduce you to Caramel Turkeys!

I’m not a crafty person,not at all. But when you can EAT the craft you make, well I’m all for that 🤣.

What you’ll need:

– 2 1/2 pieces of Caramel per Turkey

*I use KRAFT Caramels

Appliances you’ll need:

-Microwave

Warm 3 caramels in the microwave for about 10 seconds. They should be soft and moldable, if not place back in the microwave on 3 seconds. Yes, 3 seconds!  Be careful when you take them out of the microwave, HOT caramel doesn’t feel so good on bare skin! Don’t ask me how I know 😅

Don’t melt them! They should still be just soft enough to mold in your hand.

Take 2 and 1/2 of the caramels and roll them into a smooth ball. Gently squeeze one end of the ball on the sides (in a tear shape). Set onto a bit of plastic wrap (or just use one of the caramel wrappers) so it won’t stick to your work surface. Please see the picture below:

Now, take the remaining half piece of caramel.  Break it into 4 pieces – two bigger pieces and 2 smaller ones
See pic below:

Roll the 2 larger pieces into balls and then shape into your turkey legs. Gently press these onto the end of the turkey body you pressed in.
See pic below:

Take the 2 smaller balls and roll them into a thin rope.

Position the rope into an “S” shape.

Gently place these where the turkey’s arms would go on both sides of the body.

Your turkey is now finished!!. Of course you can have fun and make your arms/legs, even turkey body different than mine!  Just have fun with your kids!  Gobble Gobble!

🌟Remember if you wanna start over, simply microwave the caramel again, and roll/shape all over again! Don’t forget, hot caramel!!! Ouch!

TIP:  Place your turkey’s on a plate and place in freezer for a few minutes to fully set. If you leave them at room temperature, the legs and arms can get a little droopy. A few minutes in the freezer and they’re ready to flaunt their stuff 🤣

I love to place the finished turkeys on top of cupcakes covered with a small amount of green icing, and decorate with edible leaves around them.

Complete the entire Thanksgiving dinner with cupcakes such as turkey, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and of course dessert!!

If you make these Caramel Turkeys, please tag me on Instagram @littlechefwithin and use the Hashtag #littlechefwithin.  I’d love to feature your turkey’s 💕

Caramel Turkeys

Here’s a FUN & EASY Thanksgiving craft that people of all ages will love!

  • Microwave
  • 2 1/2 pieces caramels
  1. Warm 3 caramels in the microwave for about 10 seconds. They should be soft and moldable, if not place back in the microwave on 3 seconds

  2. Take 2 and 1/2 of the caramels and roll them into a smooth ball. Gently squeeze one end of the ball on the sides (in a tear shape). Set onto a bit of plastic wrap (or just use one of the caramel wrappers) so it won’t stick to your work surface

  3. Now, take the remaining half piece of caramel.  Break it into 4 pieces – two bigger pieces and 2 smaller ones

  4. Roll the 2 larger pieces into balls and then shape into your turkey legs. Gently press these onto the end of the turkey body you pressed in.

  5. Take the 2 smaller balls and roll them into a thin rope. Position the rope into an “S” shape. Gently place these where the turkey’s arms would go on the sides of the body.

 
 

*I’ve been doing this “recipe” for several years now, so I’m not sure where it originated from.

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