These Reese’s Turkeys are fun treats to make with kids for Thanksgiving! These adorable turkeys are made using Reese’s peanut butter cups and candy corn. They’re the perfect Thanksgiving treat for kids!
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Reese’s Turkeys Recipe
This no-bake recipe is perfect to make with kids! Kids love putting together these cute turkeys for Thanksgiving. Our favorite part is adding the feathers (candy corn!).
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Ingredients Needed to Make Reese’s Turkeys
- Full-Size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Reese’s Miniature Cups
- Yellow or Orange M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces
- Mini Red M&Ms
- Candy Eyes
- Candy Corn
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate
We’ve used semi-sweet chocolate but you can use any chocolate you prefer. The chocolate acts as the ‘glue’ when assembling the turkeys and you won’t be able to see it. Other options you can use instead include milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, or melting wafers.
You’ll need both full-sized and miniature Reese’s cups to make these turkeys. The full-sized are the base, while the miniature ones are for the turkey heads.
You can use either M&Ms or Reese’s pieces for this recipe. Orange and yellow M&M’s and Reese’s pieces both work well.
Tips for Making Reese’s Turkeys
- Assembling the turkeys: We recommend assembling the turkey heads before you attach them to the body since it’s easier to handle them this way.
- Melting chocolate: You can re-melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20-second increments in case it starts to harden while working on the turkeys.
- Candy eyes: You can use miniature candy eyeballs or regular-sized eyeballs. Both will work with this recipe. The miniature candy eyeballs can typically be found in the baking section of a craft store. The regular candy eyes are usually found in the baking section of the grocery store.
How to Store
Store leftover Reese’s turkeys in an airtight container for up to one week. Make sure you lay them out in a single layer to retain the shape.
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate
- 12 full-sized Reese's peanut butter cups
- 12 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups
- 12 yellow or orange M&Ms or Reese's Pieces
- 12 mini red M&Ms
- 12 small candy eyeballs
- 60 pieces candy corn
- Microwave the chocolate in 20-second increments until smooth and melted. Stir in between increments to let the heat of the chocolate distribute evenly.
- Set aside the full-size Reese's cups on a tray or baking sheet.
- To make the turkey beak on the mini Reese's cups, dip the skinny side of a yellow or orange M&M into the chocolate and add it to the middle of the Reese's miniature cups so it stands upright.
- To make the wattle, dip the narrow side of a mini red M&M into the chocolate and place it next to the beak. Add some melted chocolate on the back of the candy eyeballs with a toothpick and place two eyeballs above the beak on the turkey head.
- Dip the flat bottom of each turkey head in chocolate and then place it on the bottom part of the full-size Reese's peanut butter cup.
- To make the feathers, lightly dip the back side of a candy corn into the melted chocolate. Then attach five pieces to each of the full-sized Reese's cups above the head.
- Let the chocolate harden and set for 20 to 30 minutes. Or place the tray in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes if your kitchen temperature is warm.