These pepper turkeys were some of my tests that didn’t make it into the magazine. They’re easy and totally edible! I made the eyes with a black food coloring marker (the pepper has to be totally dry) and also with poppy seeds, see below. The beak and wattle (made of cut peppers) are glued on with a dab of hummus!
And here is another variation made with little plastic shot glasses and paper turkey heads.
Cut peppers, carrots, celery, or snap peas make great “feathers”!
Crisp rice cereal turkey leg treats, yum! Instructions are here
Some turkey treats made with the basic crisp rice cereal recipe, as are the turkey legs. The feathers are made from candy corn (get the “autumn” or “harvest” mix bag which comes with these brown tones)! Push the feathers into the cereal mixture while it’s still warm before it hardens. The eyes are drawn on with a black food coloring marker.
Another turkey option. These guys have sliced almond feathers and almond heads and eyes drawn on with a black food coloring marker.
Here’s the rest of the flock, including a pretzel-tailed specimen.
I hope you have a fun Thanksgiving with plenty of time in the kitchen food-crafting with your kids!