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Turkey Donuts You Can Make With The Kids


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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!

a collage of mini chocolate donuts decorated with candy corn and candy eyes to look like a turkey with title text reading Mini Donut Turkeys

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.

mini chocolate donuts decorated with candy corn and candy eyes to look like a turkey

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

mini chocolate donuts, bowls of candy corn and candy eyes, orange sprinkles and icing all on a table

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.

a mini donut with a small piece sliced off with more donuts and a knife in the background all on a white table

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).

a mini chocolate donut with candy corn stick in the top of it and some more on the table

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.

a mini chocolate donut with candy corn stick in the top of it and a candy eye on the table

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.

a mini chocolate donut with candy corn stick in the top of it, with candy eyes and a candy corn nose on a table

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.

a mini chocolate donut with candy corn stick in the top of it, with candy eyes and a candy corn nose, and leaf sprinkles as feet on a table

Then, draw the turkey’s snood next to the beak with red icing.

a closeup of mini chocolate donuts decorated with candy corn and candy eyes to look like a turkey on a white plate

Repeat as often as needed to create an entire flock of Turkey Donuts!

mini chocolate donuts decorated with candy corn and candy eyes to look like a turkey on a white plate

Turkey Donuts Recipe

Prefer to print off the recipe card when you make your Turkey Donuts? Here you go:

Turkey Donuts

Simple sweet treat.
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • Chocolate Mini Donuts
  • Candy Corn
  • Candy Eyes
  • Red Cookie Icing
  • Fall mix sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • 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.
Keyword donuts, turkey donut
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

mini chocolate donuts decorated with candy corn and candy eyes to look like a turkey with title text reading Turkey Donuts

More Thanksgiving Treats

If you like these Turkey Donuts, you might enjoy some of these other fun Thanksgiving treats.

pretzels decorated with candy corn, rolos, candy eyes, and an m&M to look like turkeys, all on a cutting board

Rolo Pretzel Turkeys

a box make to look like a turkey with googly eye, orange paper beak, and fake leaves in the back

Raisin Box Turkey

a juice box decorated with brown paper, googly eyes, and orange beak and feathers to look like a turkey

Juice Box Turkey

 

a pudding cup decorated with googly eyes orange, red and yellow paper to look like a turkey

Pudding Cup Turkey

string cheese drawn on with markers to look like a turkey with red, yellow and orange paper glued on to look like feathers with the markers on a white table in the background

Cheese Stick Turkey

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Turkey Donuts You Can Make With The Kids”

  1. 2 stars
    Cute idea… I tried to make the Turkey Donuts and when I gently put the candy corn along the top, the donut chocolate just crumbled. Next time I will use frosting to attach the candy corn.

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