Check out these easy and adorable mini pumpkin pie turkeys. Pumpkin pie that gets decorated with Reese’s, candy corn, and more to look like little turkeys. A fun and simple Thanksgiving dessert for you to try out and enjoy.
Serve up these pumpkin pie turkey treats. You can use homemade pumpkin pie or even buy a store bought pie if you want to take a short cut. Grab the supplies and create fun turkeys that will steal the show.
These Mini Pumpkin Turkeys Are…
- Quick and Easy
- Use Homemade or Store Bought Pumpkin Pie
- Can Be Made Gluten Free
- Kid Friendly
- Adorable Turkey Dessert
Ingredients You Need
- Pumpkin Pie
- Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips – This is going to act as the glue sticking items together.
- Mini Reese’s Cups
- Candy Corn
- Reese’s Pieces
- Candy Eye Balls
How to Make
Full directions are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk through on how to make.
Start by cutting out circles in your cooked pumpkin pies.
Then you will begin to assemble your turkeys. Melt your chocolate in the microwave, and use a piping bag or spoon or toothpick to use the melted chocolate as the “glue” for the items.
Add some chocolate to the front of a Reese’s cup, and place the mini cup in the center of the pumpkin pie. Then add on the candy corn feathers.
On top of the Reese’s add your candy eyes, a cut up Reese’s pieces for a nose, and then stick 2 Reese’s pieces for the legs.
Dabbing a little chocolate on the bottom part of the food will help to ensure the items stick to each other and won’t fall apart.
Storing Pumpkin Turkeys
I recommend storing your pumpkin turkey’s in an airtight container in the fridge. While pumpkin pie that you buy can be stored at room temperature, most homemade needs refrigeration.
Store for up to 2-3 days in the fridge. I recommend making up to 24 hours in advance. You will find the candies can begin to bleed a little if they sit too long.
Can I use a different flavor of pie?
You are welcome to use any flavor of pie you would like. The biggest thing is having a top part that you can use the chocolate to stick the topping items together. Without the chocolate, it will kind of fall apart as the mixture sits.
Variations To Recipe
- Use M&M’s instead of Reese’s Pieces. You can pick out orange, yellow or even brown and use that in replace of the others.
- Feathers – If you don’t like candy corn you can use other types of candy. Cut out and shape features out of laffy taffy, Mike and Ike candies, etc.
- Reese’s Body – Go ahead and reach for a Rolo or other similar shaped candy to replace the Reese’s in the dessert. Rolo’s are made with caramel and chocolate.
Interested In More Thanksgiving Recipes
- 1 pumpkin pie (store bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup candy melts or chocolate chips, melted
- Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Candy eyeballs
- Orange Reese's Pieces (halved)
- Candy Corn (either traditional or Harvest color)
- Using a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the middle of the pumpkin pie.
- Melt chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave in 20-second intervals until soft. Unwrap Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
- Attach the peanut butter cup to the pumpkin pie with the melted chocolate. On top of the peanut butter cup, attach two candy eyes with melted chocolate.
- Attach half an orange Reese's Pieces under the eyes with melted chocolate to make the beak.
- Attach the candy corn with melted chocolate like in the photo to create feathers. Refrigerate to harden.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g