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Chocolate Turkey Cups – A Fun Thanksgiving Dessert

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Chocolate Turkey Cups aren’t exactly what comes to mind when I think about dessert for Thanksgiving,  however, these are really a great idea!

Of course the common desserts for Thanksgiving are normally Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, and Apple Pie, however, sometimes it’s nice to add something different to the table.  Something that the kids will think is cool, it will definitely look different and add a certain flair to your Thanksgiving dessert table.  That’s why this recipe for Chocolate Turkey Cups needs to be on your menu for Thanksgiving!

Chocolate Turkey Cups

 


 

Chocolate Turkey Cups – A Unique Thanksgiving Dessert!

Chocolate Turkey Cups

 

*makes 8 cups

Ingredients Needed to make Chocolate Turkey Cups:

1 silicone shot glass mold 

15 oz  melting chocolate wafers

1 box white chocolate pudding

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 package of small edible eyes

1 container of christmas light sprinkles

1 package of chocolate fondant 

1 disposable piping bag

1 mini christmas light cookie cutter

Supplies Needed:

Double boiler

Directions:

First Day

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate.

Once melted, pour chocolate into the silicon molds and place into the freezer over night.

Once you place the mold into the freezer start cutting the feathers and molding the legs.  Pour remaining chocolate into the piping bag and cut off a small part of the tip. This will act as the glue.

Work with the fondant to make it soft. Sprinkle a little bit of powder sugar onto a cutting board and roll out using a rolling pin just like you would for cookie dough

Use the cookie cutter and cut out 5 light shapes for each cup. A total 40 light shapes

Using the remaining fondant, pinch off some fondant about the size of a skittle and roll into logs for the legs

About 2 legs for each cup so you will need 16 logs

Pinch off some more fondant about the size of a mini M&M for the feet and roll into logs

3 mini logs for each leg so 24 mini logs

Place the mini logs into a V shape with the 3rd toe going into the middle

Using the melted chocolate, add a little bit in the middle of the feet to hold all three pieces together

Repeat steps with remaining feet pieces

Let those dry for 2 hours before moving

Take 5 of the feather pieces and piece it togehter

Add a little bit of chocolate behind a feather piece to glue them together

Repeat steps with remaining feather pieces. Once done you should have 8 sets of feathers

 

Next Day

 

Once you pull out the chocolate molds out of the silicone mold place them onto a cutting board

Melt the chocolate in the piping bag to act as a glue again

Take 2 eyes for each cup

add a small drop of melted chocolate onto the back of the eyes and place them onto the chocolate mold

Place chocolate mold onto its back so that the eyes wont fall off while the chocolate is hardening

Add a drop of chocolate under the eyes and place a yellow and red christmas light sprinkle onto the melted chocolate for the beak and gobble

Repeat steps with remaining cups and let dry for 20 minutes

Pick the cups back up into a sitting postion

Add melted chocolate to the bottom part of the feather piece

Place feather piece onto the back part of the chocolate cup and hold for 2-3 minutes

With the cups still being cold from being in the freezer the melted chocolate should harden fast

Using a cup or can, place the feet up against the cup or can

Carefully place a leg close to the feet and add a little drop of melted chocolate where the leg and feet meet to connect them

repeat steps with remaining feet and legs

Let chocolate harden for 30 minutes before carefully moving them

Once 30 minutes is up, lightly flatten the back of the leg and add a drop of melted chocolate

Place the flatten part of the leg under the chocolate cup

Repeat steps with remaining legs

Let set for 30 minutes

Using a large mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk and pumpkin pie spice and mix for 5 minutes until combined

Pipe the pudding into the chocolate cups

Turkey Cups - A Unique Thanksgiving Dessert!
*makes 8 cups
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 silicone shot glass mold
  • 15 oz melting chocolate wafers
  • 1 box white chocolate pudding
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package of small edible eyes
  • 1 container of christmas light sprinkles
  • 1 package of chocolate fondant
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 mini christmas light cookie cutter
Instructions
First Day
  1. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
  2. Once melted, pour chocolate into the silicon molds and place into the freezer over night.
  3. Once you place the mold into the freezer start cutting the feathers and molding the legs. Pour remaining chocolate into the piping bag and cut off a small part of the tip. This will act as the glue.
  4. Work with the fondant to make it soft. Sprinkle a little bit of powder sugar onto a cutting board and roll out using a rolling pin just like you would for cookie dough
  5. Use the cookie cutter and cut out 5 light shapes for each cup. A total 40 light shapes
  6. Using the remaining fondant, pinch off some fondant about the size of a skittle and roll into logs for the legs
  7. About 2 legs for each cup so you will need 16 logs
  8. Pinch off some more fondant about the size of a mini M&M for the feet and roll into logs
  9. 3 mini logs for each leg so 24 mini logs
  10. Place the mini logs into a V shape with the 3rd toe going into the middle
  11. Using the melted chocolate, add a little bit in the middle of the feet to hold all three pieces together
  12. Repeat steps with remaining feet pieces
  13. Let those dry for 2 hours before moving
  14. Take 5 of the feather pieces and piece it togehter
  15. Add a little bit of chocolate behind a feather piece to glue them together
  16. Repeat steps with remaining feather pieces. Once done you should have 8 sets of feathers
Next Day
  1. Once you pull out the chocolate molds out of the silicone mold place them onto a cutting board
  2. Melt the chocolate in the piping bag to act as a glue again
  3. Take 2 eyes for each cup
  4. add a small drop of melted chocolate onto the back of the eyes and place them onto the chocolate mold
  5. Place chocolate mold onto its back so that the eyes wont fall off while the chocolate is hardening
  6. Add a drop of chocolate under the eyes and place a yellow and red christmas light sprinkle onto the melted chocolate for the beak and gobble
  7. Repeat steps with remaining cups and let dry for 20 minutes
  8. Pick the cups back up into a sitting postion
  9. Add melted chocolate to the bottom part of the feather piece
  10. Place feather piece onto the back part of the chocolate cup and hold for 2-3 minutes
  11. With the cups still being cold from being in the freezer the melted chocolate should harden fast
  12. Using a cup or can, place the feet up against the cup or can
  13. Carefully place a leg close to the feet and add a little drop of melted chocolate where the leg and feet meet to connect them
  14. repeat steps with remaining feet and legs
  15. Let chocolate harden for 30 minutes before carefully moving them
  16. Once 30 minutes is up, lightly flatten the back of the leg and add a drop of melted chocolate
  17. Place the flatten part of the leg under the chocolate cup
  18. Repeat steps with remaining legs
  19. Let set for 30 minutes
  20. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk and pumpkin pie spice and mix for 5 minutes until combined
  21. Pipe the pudding into the chocolate cups

Enjoy!

 

Make sure you pin this recipe for Chocolate Turkey Cups now so you’ll have it for later! 

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