Thanksgiving Day Treats

By JustMommies staff

These Thanksgiving ideas were provided by Bright Ideas.

Acorn Cake

Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Bake Time: 50 min.
  • Decoration Time: 20 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 2 acorn cakes (each acorn serves 15).

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes (18.5 oz. each) Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1 container (16-ounces) prepared vanilla frosting
  • Brown food coloring (or green and red to make brown)
  • 1 ½ cup prepared chocolate frosting
  • 3 cups SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures
  • 2 pieces TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis
  • 1 1/2 quart oven-safe glass bowl
  • 1 (9"x13") cake pan
  • Waxed paper

For directions see Bright Ideas website here.

Crispy Pumpkin Treats

Details:

  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Refrigeration Time: 30 min.
  • Decoration Time: 20 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 18 small pumpkins treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft caramels
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) marshmallows
  • 8 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 3 1/2 cups DOVE® Brand Milk or Dark Chocolate
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 2 cups M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies, optional for decoration
  • 10 ½ x 15 ½ inch jelly roll pan
  • Foil or wax paper
  • small metal pumpkin cookie cutters
  • Lollipop sticks or skewers
  • Styrofoam
  • Small harvest basket

For directions see Bright Ideas website here.

Harvest Apples

Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Decoration Time: 15 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 12 small apples.

Ingredients:

  • 12 small apples, washed and patted dry
  • 1 bag soft caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 36 pieces SNICKERS® Brand Miniatures, roughly chopped
  • 12 craft sticks
  • Waxed paper

For directions see Bright Ideas website here.

Treat Wreath

Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Decoration Time: 20 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 1 wreath. (32 serivngs)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups assorted funsize and miniature candies, such as SNICKERS® Brand FUNSIZE, TWIX® Brand Caramel Cookie Bar Minis, and 3 MUSKETEERS® Minis
  • Glue gun and glue stick
  • Assorted silk or paper autumn leaves
  • 1 13-15 in. straw wreath
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

For directions see Bright Ideas website here.

Gobbled-up Cupcakes

Details:

  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Bake Time: 20 min.
  • Decoration Time: 25 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 36 pieces STARBURST® Fruit Chews
  • 3 cups prepared chocolate frosting
  • 24 thin chocolate wafers
  • 24 pieces thin pretzel sticks
  • 24 TWIX® Brand Miniatures
  • ¼ cup M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
  • Fall-colored paper cupcake liners
  • Small rolling pin
  • Scissors
  • Resealable plastic bag

For directions see Bright Ideas website here.

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