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We love to celebrate Thanksgiving and what better way to give thanks than to show up to the party with some sweet treats! Instead of settling for the standard Thanksgiving desserts this year, how about you try something different?
Something that might land you a spot as a permanent dessert deliverer.
These 5 desserts take some of your favorite childhood confections and combine them with Thanksgiving classics that everyone loves. Check them out!
5 Thanksgiving Desserts You Can Make With Candy
If you go crazy for adorable Thanksgiving desserts, you’re going to love this DIY treat that’s perfect for a family party. These Thanksgiving Chocolate Candy Turkeys combine the best fall candies together to create cute tiny turkeys that will rock your sweet tooth.
All you need are some Oreo Cookies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Malted Milk Balls, and a small pack of Candy Corn to create an entire rafter of turkeys ready for eating. We suggest gathering a group of family members together to make these because doing it alone may lead to some candy disappearing before the final product is finished.
What’s your go-to snack for watching Thanksgiving football games? For us, it's a combination of sweet and salty that hits the spot when it comes time to watch our favorite teams take the field on turkey day. When it comes to a sweet and salty Thanksgiving combo it’s tough to beat the Mayflower Munch Mix.
Now if you’ve never heard of Mayflower Munch Mix, we’ll be the first to tell you that it’s whatever you want to make of it—there’s no set recipe. The important thing to do is pick out two of your favorite chocolate candies—we love M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces—then combine them with two of your favorite crackers—like pretzels and Bugles—toss in a handful of raisins and any other ingredients you like and boom, there’s your custom Mayflower Munch Mix.
It wouldn’t be a Thanksgiving dessert list if we didn’t include something with some pumpkin. Instead of sticking to the traditional pumpkin pie or offering up pumpkin spice lattes after dinner, we wanted to give you something that would turn heads at Thanksgiving this year. That’s where these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes come into the picture.
This recipe takes everything you love about pumpkin spice and stuffs it into a single-serve cupcake that is topped with cream cheese frosting and a pumpkin mellocreme candy. Trust us when we tell you that if you bring this Thanksgiving dessert to dinner this year, you will be on the hook to serve it for many years to come.
Did you ever make those paper pilgrim hats back in elementary school? Well, this is a little bit of a sweeter take on that idea. This Thanksgiving dessert recipe combines mini Reese’s Mini Cups, Reeses’s Pieces, and Fudge Stripe cookies into the iconic pilgrim tophat that we all know and love. If you’re a fan of chocolate overload, we suggest opting for the Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripes and using chocolate frosting to adhere the Reese’s Cup to the top of your pilgrim hat.
Corn is making a serious comeback this year. With its massive virality on Instagram in recent months, people are searching for all kinds of corny snacks and desserts to try. While we love corn just as much as the next person, we figured we’d keep this list full of desserts you can make with candy ingredients, which leads us to the most innovative treat that we could find: Indian Corn Cookies.
This dessert takes a simple vanilla cookie and elevates it with a buttercream frosting that is topped with fall colored candies, in this case Peanut M&Ms. Note: this is a dessert that requires a bit of an artistic approach as you’ll have to create the corn pattern using Peanut M&Ms, but rest assured it’s well worth it for this photo-worthy snack.