When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin pie rules the roost. But if you’re looking for a fun, creative alternative, these take the cake. Whether you want something kid-friendly for Thanksgiving Day, a fun craft to do with your kids while they’re out of school for the holiday or simply want to satisfy your own sweet tooth, here are five ways to add a bit of whimsy to your Thanksgiving holiday.
1. Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
We can’t help but be thankful for these warm, moist pumpkin cookies topped with rich cream cheese frosting. If you’re a lover of anything pumpkin, you need to try these out for yourself. Sprinkle your frosted cookie with cinnamon and enjoy!
2. Turkey Rice Crispy Treats
These adorable treats are surely something to gobble about! The kids will LOVE decorating them and they’re tasty too. Garnish with candy corn, Hershey kisses and candy eyes and watch your creation come to life!
3. Pilgrim Cupcakes
We’re taking it way back in honor of the Pilgrims that were responsible for this glorious feast that takes place every November. With marshmallows, melted chocolate and creamy vanilla icing, what’s not to love? Plus, everyone can add a personal touch to their own tasty Pilgrim treat.
4. Nutter Butter Oreo Pops
This dessert is too cute not to share and your kids will love making them. Simply “glue” together the Oreo with the Nutter Butter bites using sticky frosting, place the candy corn pieces in the cream part of the Oreo and pop on a stick. The last step is to adorn with candy eyes and part of a candy corn piece for the nose. For an extra touch, tie with a brown or orange bow.
5. Caramel Apple Bar
Can’t decide on a caramel apple flavor? Then make them all with your very own caramel apple bar like the one shown above! This creative spin on caramel apple making is a great idea for intimate parties and guests will think you went the extra mile (even though it just takes minutes to prepare). Slice apples of your choice, insert dipping sticks and let guests choose from an assortment of caramel flavors, chocolates and toppings!