Thanksgiving and Candy, what could go better together! Sweet and savory is all that you need to make your family feast the best ever.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621 after the Pilgrims first harvest in the New World and reportedly lasted for 3 days. Thanksgiving sure has changed since then! Now most family gatherings include eating until your pants won’t stay buttoned and yelling at the football referees for making bad calls. We enjoy the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole right after watching the giant balloons float down 6th Street in New York City.

Of course, at OldTimeCandy.com we know candy is very important to every major event! We’ve come up with a few crafts and treats to help you enjoy Thanksgiving to the fullest this year.

Chocolate Covered Turkeys

Yum! These goofy tom’s are sure to give your guests a smile!

1.Using melting or crafting chocolate cover enough pretzel rods for all of your guests. Let cool and solidify.

2. To create the candy corn fan, we arranged 6 pieces of candy corn in a semi-circle and spooned chocolate on top. Before the chocolate hardens, set a pretzel on top to attach.

3. Using more melted chocolate as glue, attach 2 candy eyes.

4. For the beak we used an orange M&M cut in half, attached with more chocolate glue.

5. The wattle is a small piece of red licorice lace, attached by chocolate glue.

6. Playing with them and making them talk is optional, but highly recommended!

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Mayflower Munch Mix 

A prefect afternoon snack when you need a little pick’me’up after the tryptophan wears off. 

Ingredients:

Corn Chex Cereal, Original Flavor Bugles Corn Snacks, Chex Cereal Muddy Buddies, Pretzel Sticks, Candy Corn, M&M’s, Peanut M&M’s

Mix together in a large bowl. Warning, highly delicious!

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Reese’s Pieces Turkey Friends

Cute for a table setting or as gifts for the kiddos!

 1. Cut a 10″ circle of white mesh or tulle for the turkey body and feathers.

2. Scoop roughly 3/4 of a cup of Reese’s Pieces into the center.

3. Gather the mesh and secure as tightly as you can, the excess material will be the rear of the turkey and will create the fan of feathers.

4. Use assorted colors of pipe cleaners to make the body parts! We used yellow for the legs and feet. Red for the head and orange for the wattle.

5. Our mesh had holes large enough to stick the pipe cleaners right into it. You may have to make small incisions depended on what material you used.

6. Attach googly eyes on the head and enjoy!

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Popcorn Pumpkins

Super simple and elegantly beautiful

1. Cut pieces of orange netting just big enough to cover your popcorn and leave extra for a stem at the top.

2. We used a popcorn ball, but you could use a small bag of popcorn. Place in the middle of the netting and gather at the top.

3. Secure with a green pipe cleaner.

4. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner to create the vine of the pumpkin.

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Candy Corn Scarecrow

 Do Scarecrows still work if they are filled with candy corn?

1. On a pint size mason jar, create a face. We used black construction paper for the mouth, googly eyes, and red paper for the nose. Glue the face onto the jar.

2. Fill the mason jar with candy corn.

3. Create a hat out of a plastic cup. Vertically cut a few slits around the bottom of the cup to create texture for the bottom of the hat. Glue ribbon or felt around the hat for a band and a pop of color.

4. Attach hat to the top of the jar .

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Candy Corn Centerpiece

Perfect addition to your holiday table setting, simple and delicious!

1. On a plain colored plate or other dish, arrange 3 or more candles/tealights in the center.

2. Scatter your favorite flavor of candy corn to cover the bottom of the plate.

3. Try your hardest not to eat your decorations before your guests arrive!

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Everyone at OldTimeCandy.com wishes you and your family the happiest and safest Thanksgiving!

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