Thanksgiving Recipes


Kendall Floyd, Reporter

Thanksgiving was originally created to celebrate the plentiful harvest between English pilgrims and Native Americans. Today, Thanksgiving is a holiday in which family and friends gather to eat, drink, and usually watch football. It’s a very popular holiday, not only because of the abundance of food but also because it is a time for gathering and reflecting on what you have to be grateful for.


Candy Turkeys

The perfect Thanksgiving dessert, plus everyone’s favorite candy. These are the cutest little turkeys ever, and you can bring them to any Thanksgiving get-together!


Double Stuff Oreo Cookies

Candy Corn


Original Peanut Butter Cups

Black Frosting

Yellow Frosting

Black Sprinkles (optional)



Step One: Grab an oreo cookie and add some black frosting to the inside. This allows for the candy corn to hold a little better.

Step Two: Now, stuff about five candy corn into the oreo so that the orange and yellow ends are sticking out. Be careful to not let the oreo crack as you stuff in the candy corn. These are the feathers of your turkey!

Step Three: Grab another oreo cookie. This will be your base for the turkey. Add a drop of black frosting and attach the two cookies together, so that the base cookie is lying horizontally.

Step Four: Unwrap you PB cups and grab a knife, you’ll need to cut off a sliver of the end.

Step Five: Place a dab of black frosting on the PB cup, and lay it flat on the Oreos.

Step Six: Use the black frosting to secure a whopper to the top of the PB cup. This is your turkeys head!

Step Seven: Use some yellow frosting and the white tip of a piece of candy corn and glue it to the whopper. This is the bird’s beak!

Step Eight: If you want to add some finishing touches, you can create eyes using two black sprinkles and a small amount of white frosting.


Tiny Caramel Tarts

This recipe is a little fancier than your basic holiday treat, but the amazing flavor is totally worth it. These classy caramel tarts are perfect for the holidays!


2 cups sugar

½ cup of cold butter, cut into pieces

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 egg yolks

2 cups milk

5 boxes of frozen mini filo shells

Sweetened whipped cream



Step One: In a skillet, heat 1 cup of the sugar over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and golden brown. Stir in butter until melted. Remove from heat.

Step Two: In a saucepan, stir together flour, egg yolks, milk, and remaining 1 cup sugar with a whisk. Heat to simmering over low heat, stirring constantly. Add melted sugar mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Step Three: Spoon mixture into a large bowl. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours.

Step Three: To serve, spoon caramel mixture into fillo shells; top with whipped cream.