Making festive treats for holidays doesn’t have to be difficult – these easy turkey donuts are the perfect thanksgiving treat without the time and headache!
If you couldn’t tell by now, I really dig playing with my – okay, my kids – food. I think it goes back to my dad, who would tell us extremely intricate stories about our dinners. The mashed potatoes were mountains, gravy made rivers, and broccoli provided shade for all of the villagers.
Today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the ‘perfect’ Pinterest moms making gorgeous scenes out of food for a 2-year-old. Have you seen some of those crazy bento boxes? I’m floored every time by the amount of time and attention to detail each one must take.
When I started thinking about Thanksgiving, I was trying to think of some easy ways to bring some festive fun to meals. As much as I love the idea of spending a ton of time making adorable things, the reality is that I have 2 kids under the age of 3. Whenever I try to get much of anything done Ryan pulls up a chair to ‘help’ and Owen inevitably immediately wakes up from a nap. It. Never. Fails.
With this in mind, I tried to come up with a quick little DIY using pre-made items that wouldn’t require any use of your stove, microwave, or oven. I think I hit the jackpot with these easy turkey donuts!
To make these Turkey Donuts, you’ll need…
- Pre-made chocolate covered donuts
- Candy eyes
- Chocolate frosting
- Red piping frosting
- Hershey kisses
- Candy corn
Starting with pre-made mini donuts, you’ll ‘glue’ your decorations with store bought frosting and simply stuffing candy corn into the top to mimic the turkey’s feathers.
These would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving brunch table, a great contribution to your kids’ class party, or just a fun little festive dessert in their lunch box.
Easy Turkey Donuts
- Grab your mini donut and one gold wrapped candy. I used a Hershey Kiss with almonds, but I’m pretty sure around the holidays they have plain ones that are gold as well. Add a good dollop of frosting to the back of the kiss and press to the center.
- Add your eyes on, using more frosting as glue.
- Starting at the top center of your ‘beak’, pipe a red line to mimic the turkey’s snood. I found that wetting my finger and pressing the end a bit made it more round.
- Finally, press 5 candy corn to the top of the donut. Place the center candy first, centered between the eyes with 2 on either side.
- Set aside and allow to dry a bit!
So tell me – did you play with food as a kid? Do those bento boxes enamor you? Let me know in the comments!
If you make these easy Turkey Donuts, take a picture, post it on social media and tag me in it @morganmanages! I would love to see your spin on these!
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