6 Thanksgiving Candy Crafts to Make Your Day Sweet 🍭


Looking for something fun to do with your family in the lead-up to Thanksgiving festivities? 

Check out these candy crafts – to make your holiday SWEET! 🍭🍬


1. Candy Cornucopias

You'll need: candy, ice cream cones 

 Gather an array of fall-colored candies, such as orange and yellow M&M's, chocolate-covered pretzels, and candy corn. Place your treats inside an ice cream cone...and that's it! Looks just like the real thing.

2. Reese's Turkeys

You'll need: Small and large Reese's Cups, Reese's Pieces, candy eyes, icing

These are SO easy. Using icing, attach a small Reese's Cup to a large one to create the turkey's body. Add Reese's Pieces to create feathers, then add candy eyes. Voila! Adorable (and delicious) candy turkeys.

3. Edible Pumpkin Patch

You'll need: assorted orange and green candy, cookies for crushing 

 Transform your treats into a mini pumpkin patch! Use orange gumballs or chocolate truffles as pumpkins, green licorice or pretzel sticks as stems, and top them with gumdrop leaves. Arrange them on a bed of edible "dirt" made from crushed chocolate cookies for a harvest display that everyone will love!

4. Candy Acorn Decorations

You'll need: Small cookies, Hershey's Kisses, icing, assorted candy

Craft whimsical acorns using Hershey's Kisses, mini chocolate chips, and small round cookies!

Attach a Hershey's Kiss to the top of the cookie with a bit of icing, then add a mini chocolate chip and gumdrop to create the acorn's cap. These bite-sized treats are perfect for decorating your Thanksgiving table!

5. Turkey Tail Feathers:

You'll need: assorted colorful candy

Arrange candy (such as M&Ms and gum drops) into a tail shape – to mimic a turkey's colorful plumage. Whether used as place settings or as a focal point on your Thanksgiving dessert table, this will extra touch of sweetness to your celebration!

6. Gumdrop Turkeys:

You'll need: large and small gumdrops, toothpicks, candy eyes, licorice

Insert several toothpicks into a large gumdrop (this is the turkey's body). Then add smaller gum drops to the toothpicks – these are the feathers! 

Designate one gumdrop as the head, and attach candy eyes and a small licorice piece for the beak. See the photo above for inspiration! How cute (and easy) are these?

1 comment

  • Wendy

    Love the gumdrop turkeys! So cute!😊