Last Updated on August 18, 2021 by Corinne Schmitt
These Turkey Donuts are adorable and so easy to make. Grab the kids to enjoy a fun activity together and then enjoy them as a treat!
For once, instead of griping at kids for playing with their food, we can help them have fun with it! Aside from the sprinkles we’ll use for the feet, all of the items in this project are easy for little fingers to work with.
How to Make Turkey Donuts
You won’t believe how easy these turkey donuts are to make. You only need a few simple items to make them.
What You’ll Need
Step 1: Prepare Turkey to Stand
First, we need to slice off a small part of the bottom edge of the donut. This will create a flat surface that will enable our turkeys to stand up instead of roll away.
Step 2: Make Feathers
Next is the fun part for the kids. For the feathers, we’ll gently push in 5 to 6 candy corn around the edge of the donut.
Insert the pointy end so that the flat end sticks out. If you use a variety of candy corn (both the yellow bases and the brown bases), you can either alternate each feather or create two different types of turkey donuts (those with yellow-tipped feathers and those with brown-tipped feathers).
Step 3: Add Eyes
To attach the candy eyes to our turkey donuts, we’ll add a small dab of icing to hold each eye in place.
Step 4: Add Beak
To form each turkey’s beak, insert a piece of candy corn in the middle of the donut with the pointy end facing out.
Step 5: Final Touches
Now we just need to add a couple of final touches. For the feet, insert two orange leaf sprinkles from the Fall Mix sprinkles near the bottom edge of the donut.
Then, draw the turkey’s snood next to the beak with red icing.
Repeat as often as needed to create an entire flock of Turkey Donuts!
Turkey Donuts Recipe
Prefer to print off the recipe card when you make your Turkey Donuts? Here you go:
- Chocolate Mini Donuts
- Candy Corn
- Candy Eyes
- Red Cookie Icing
- Fall mix sprinkles
- Slice off a small part of the bottom edge of the donut so it makes a flat surface for the ‘turkey’ to stand.
- Carefully insert 5 to 6 candy corn into top edge of the donut to make the feathers. Be sure to insert the pointed end first.
- Insert another candy into the donut’s hole to make the beak.
- Add the eyes, using a dab of icing as glue.
- Using the red cookie icing, draw the turkey’s snood next to the beak.
- For the feet, remove the pumpkin shaped sprinkles from the Fall Mix sprinkles. Carefully insert them near the bottom edge of the donut to make the feet.
More Thanksgiving Treats
If you like these Turkey Donuts, you might enjoy some of these other fun Thanksgiving treats.