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5 fun and easy Thanksgiving desserts

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With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, it’s time to start looking for the perfect recipes to bring to the table. Here are some recipes to make this season!

Acorn Oreo Balls

From: Frugal Coupon Living

You will need:

  • 1 package peanut butter Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz Chocolate chips
  • 6 oz Butterscotch or Peanut Butter chips
  • Brown Sprinkles
  • Pretzel Sticks

How to make it:

  1. Allow the cream cheese to reach to room temperature
  2. Put Oreos in the food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. You may need to split this into two batches depending on the size of your food processor.
  3. Once the cream cheese is softened, mix the Oreos and cream cheese together until well blended.
  4. Use a heaping tablespoon of the mixture to form into acorn shapes. To form, roll into an elongated ball, then pinch one end to make it slightly tapered. Place the acorns on a baking sheet with wax paper and place them in the freezer for 1 hour.
  5. After the acorns are hard, melt the chocolate. Dip each acorn into the chocolate with a fork. Tap the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate – then place back on parchment paper. Continue until all acorns are dipped, and then allow them to come to room temperature to harden.
  6. Once the chocolate covered acorns are hardened, melt the butterscotch chips and pour brown sprinkles into a separate bowl.
  7. Dip the tops of each chocolate covered acorn into the butterscotch – then immediately dip into the sprinkles.
  8. Cut ½ inch pieces of the pretzel sticks. Dip the edge of each pretzel stick into the butterscotch and press into the top of each acorn. Return to baking sheet to allow the pretzels to set before serving.

Thanksgiving Caramel Corn

From: Two Sisters crafting

You will need:

  • 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • Mini Rolos or Regular Rolos
  • Harvest Blend M&M Candy

How to make it:

  1. Make popcorn.
  2. Salt popcorn and set aside.
  3. Melt 1 cup of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add 1 cup of brown sugar and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Stirring continuously, bring the butter and sugar mixture up to a boil
  6. When it reaches a boil allow it to cook for 5 minutes without stirring.
  7. Add the 2 tsp. of vanilla at the 4 minute mark and stir to mix.
  8. Continue to boil for one additional minute and then add the ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
  9. Drizzle ¾ of the caramel mixture over the popcorn. Use a spoon to gently fold the popcorn with the mixture until the kernels are all covered. Save ¼ of the mixture to the side.
  10. Pour the popcorn out onto a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil or a silpat liner.
  11. Drizzle the remaining caramel mixture over the caramel corn and immediately sprinkle the M&M Candy and the Mini Rollo’s on the areas with the drizzled caramel mixture.
  12. Let the popcorn cool.
  13. Serve

Cookie Pilgrim Hats

From: Taste of Home

What you need

  • Orange frosting
  • Mini Reese’s cups
  • Fudge Stripes cookies

How to make it:

  1. Place cookie down with the stripe side facing down
  2. Place Mini Reese’s Cup down on the cookie
  3. Pipe orange frosting around the edge of the peanut butter cup

Apple Pie Bites

From: The Blonde Cook

What you need

  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, and additional apple pie spice (about ¼ teaspoon) for sprinkling on top of crescent rolls
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
  • 1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury Original crescent rolls

How to Make it

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and toss apple slices in butter, set aside.
  4. Arrange crescent roll triangles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly distribute brown sugar mixture onto each triangle.
  5. Sprinkle each triangle evenly with the chopped pecans.
  6. Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle. Wrap crescent roll dough around each apple.
  7. Brush each crescent roll with remaining butter. Sprinkle lightly with additional apple pie spice.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Turkey Day Cupcakes

From: Six Sisters Stuff

What you need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared according to directions for 24 cupcakes
  • 16 ounce can chocolate frosting (or your favorite homemade chocolate frosting)
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 cups candy corn
  • 48 candy eyeballs
  • Red frosting

How to make it:

  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions to make 24 cupcakes.  
  2. Bake and let cool completely.  
  3. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.  
  4. Hold cupcake upside down and dip into chocolate sprinkles.  
  5. Push 5 candy corn upside down into the top of your cupcake for feathers.  
  6. Add two candy eyeballs and push a candy corn into the cupcake for a beak.  
  7. Pipe on a little red frosting next to the candy corn beak and enjoy!

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