These Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes are super fun and delicious. They're so festive for that Thanksgiving season and always bring a huge smile to whoever I make them for.
Making Thanksgiving cupcakes is a fun activity to share with the kids, and these easy turkey cupcakes are simple, even for the littlest fingers.
They're perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
❤️ Why you'll love it
- You can decide if you want to make the cupcakes yourself, use a box mix, or pick some pre-made cupcakes up from the local store.
- You can assemble the cupcakes in super quick time.
- They're a great fun treat for after Thanksgiving dinner - or as a classroom treat for a Thanksgiving celebration - they're so much fun.
- It's a fun way to use any leftover treats you have from Halloween.
- Nutter Butter Cookies
- Favorite Chocolate Cupcakes
- M&M's (brown, orange, yellow)
- Pretzels (kids Halloween are great)
- Gummi Worms (they need the red part)
- Edible Candy Eyes
- Piping Gel (icing - for the glue)
See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
- Step 1: Using the piping gel a-fix the candy eyes to each Nutter Butter cookie with the glue on the back of the edible eyes - on the larger part of the cookies.
- Step 2: Cut two yellow M&M's in half and glue half to each Nutter Butter - for the beak.
- Step 3: Cut the red sections from the gummi worms and glue by the side of the beak for the turkey waddle. (Or use kitchen shears).
- Step 4: Push each turkey cookie down into the chocolate frosting, in front of each cupcake - standing upright.
- Step 5: Push the pretzels down into the frosting, behind each Nutter Butter - to represent the turkey tail feathers.
- Step 6: Decorate in front of each pretzel with M&M's for a little color (orange or yellow).
Hint: We always get a lot of Utz Halloween Pretzels (bats and pumpkins) for the kids over Halloween. These are the perfect shape/size for the turkey tails. Use the bats and push them into the frosting.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
- Candy Corn - instead of the pretzels you could use candy corn candies for the tail.
- Oreo Cookies - crumble some up to represent dirt on top the cupcake.
- Fruit Strips - cut up some fruit strips to represent the red fleshy thing on the turkey.
- Fruit Roll Ups - same as above.
- Reese's Pieces - you could use Reese's Pieces in place of the M&M's.
- Swedish Fish - you can use the different colors of the fish for the turkey feathers.
- Frosting - you can use a dab of frosting to glue the turkey faces, instead of the piping gel.
- Peanut butter M&M's - instead of chocolate M&M's.
- Vanilla Cupcakes - instead of chocolate cupcake.
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No equipment is needed in making these turkey cupcakes.
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Depending on the frosting on your cupcakes - if you have a type that will need refrigeration then you'll need to refrigerate these cupcakes in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
If they don't need refrigeration then they can stay at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Expert Tip: If you don't want to push a whole Nutter Butter into the cupcake you could cut the bottom off it and use a toothpick to hold it up, it's all going to depend on the density of your cupcake.
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- 4 Prepared Chocolate Cupcakes
- 4 Nutter Butter Cookies
- 12 Pretzels
- 14 Chocolate M&M's (orange and yellow)
- 8 Candy Eyes
- 2 Gummi Worms
- Piping Gel (for glue)
- Using the pipiing gel fix the candy eyes to each Nutter Butter Cookie.
- Cut 2 yellow M&M's in half and using the piping gel glue a half onto the cookie (for the beak).
- Cut the red pieces off the gummi worms and glue to a side of the yellow beaks.
- Push each Nutter Butter into a cupcake a little forward from center.
- Take three pretzels and push into the back of the cupcake behind the Nutter Butter, for the tail.
- Place a few M&M cookies in front the pretzels for a little color.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 811Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 46mgSodium 1237mgCarbohydrates 138gFiber 5gSugar 47gProtein 14g