Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Easy Thanksgiving Treats to make With Kids

This post is sponsored by Little Partners. 

We are headed into my favorite time of year. I love Thanksgiving and Harvest and teaching my children about gratitude, pilgrims and the fun things too, like turkeys. I often feel like we skip right from Halloween to Christmas, so I try to spend time making Thanksgiving crafts and recipes with my kids so it feels like its own distinct holiday. 


My two year loves to help cook and these candy creations were absolutely perfect for her skill level. She helped unwrap candy and dip things in chocolate. We made three different treats, acorns, Peanut Butter Turkeys and Rice Krispie Turkeys. 


This is absolutely the perfect time of year to make these treats. Just raid your kids Halloween candy for the supplies you need!

For the Acorns you will need: 


  • Chocolate Kisses
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • White Melting Chocolate



Place a handful of white melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each one until the chocolate is smooth.

Dip the bottom of a kiss in the chocolate and then place it against the flat side of the wafer. Dip the bottom of a peanut butter chip and place it on top of the wafer. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

For the Peanut Butter Turkey you will need: 





  • Large Peanut Butter Cups
  • Small Peanut Butter Cups
  • Peanut Butter Pieces
  • Melting Chocolate
  • Candy Eyes

Place a handful of melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each one until the chocolate is smooth.




Dip the bottom of a small peanut butter cup in the melted chocolate and then place it on top of the large peanut butter cup towards the bottom. Dip the back of a orange peanut butter piece in melted chocolate and place on the large peanut butter cup. Repeat with a yellow piece. Add the eyes to the small peanut butter cup by dipping the backs of them in melted chocolate and add a beak with a peanut butter piece on its side. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.

For the Rice Krispie Turkey you will need: 





  • Large Peanut Butter Cups
  • Peanut Butter Pieces
  • Melting Chocolate
  • Candy Eyes
  • rice krispie square
  • paper straws

Push the paper straws through the krispie treats to act as the sticks. Place a handful of melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each one until the chocolate is smooth.



Dip the rice krispies in the melted chocolate, making sure to cover both sides of the treat. Place a peanut butter cup on top of the treat as soon as you are finished dipping it.

Dip the back of a orange peanut butter piece in melted chocolate and place on the large peanut butter cup. Repeat with a yellow piece. Add the eyes to the small peanut butter cup by dipping the backs of them in melted chocolate and add a beak with a peanut butter piece on its side. Allow the chocolate to set before serving.


Whenever my daughter and I cook together in the kitchen, we use her Learning Tower from Little Partners. It allows my daughter to be independent in the kitchen while allowing me to know that she is safe. Unlike traditional step stools, it has sides rails to keep her safe. It is strong and sturdy and doesn't slide around like most step stools.

The way that the tower is built allows me to place is flush against my counter which helps saves space and makes it so she can reach easier. She loves her Learning Tower so much that she prefers to eat her breakfast and lunch in it while standing. It lets her be the right height for the counter instead of seated on a stool.

The Original Learning Tower is built to allow toddlers to climb in and out of it easily. The adjustable height on it makes it perfect for kids as young as 18 months and all the way up to six years old.


My absolute favorite thing about this piece beside the safety it provides for my daughter at the counter? It is pretty! I feel like so many children companies don't take into account that their furniture is going to be in my kitchen where I am going to see it every day. Little Partners makes so many different finishes so you can match it to your kitchen. It looks like an extension of my kitchen instead of an eyesore.

My daughter's favorite part of the tower besides being able to see at the counter? Throw a blanket over it and it makes the world's easiest fort! She place castle all day long in her learning tower.



I can honestly say that we use The Original Learning Tower every single day. I only wish that I had one when my older daughter was a toddler. This would be a fantastic Christmas present for a toddler or a mom of a toddler. Right now you can use the code HWE10 to get 10% off at LittlePartners.com

Do your kids love to help in the kitchen?
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22 comments:

Jena Proctor said...

A helper tower is our most used piece of furniture in our house. Our girls love to help us cook and it helps so much! I made turkey cupcakes last year, these are cute ideas for this year!

Dogvills said...

These are super cute and I bet they are yummy. I want to make these treats with my twin granddaughters.

Terri Steffes said...

All the activities are adorable! Your daughter is a sweetie! My "little" is 31 now, but she loved doing these kinds of activities!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

It makes me sad that so often Thanksgiving is skipped over because people rush ahead to Christmas :( I'm loving those Rice Krispie Turkeys...so cute!!!

Anna said...

I love that you celebrate harvest as well. I immediately thought your daughter was so cute in that leaning tower, what a perfect creation!

Sarah said...

You've done it again- these treats look like so much fun! I NEED one of those learning towers!!

Brittany Muddamalle said...

These look amazing! My kids had so much fun making Halloween treats. They would absolutely love making these ones! They look really tasty too!

Heather said...

I would need a lot of extra ingredients for these snacks! And I definitely need one of those towers!

Nikki Arnold said...

I have never heard of a helping tower this looks so cool! Love those acorn looking cookies very clever!

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

ooo these would go down really well in our house! I love the peanut butter turkeys, they would probably be the husbands favorite while the turkey chocolate sticks would be my little guy's choice I think!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg how cute are those rice krispy turkeys?!?! My daughter would get a total
Kick out of those. So need to make!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These treats are adorable and they are perfect for the fall and the upcoming holidays. My boys and nephews would love these if I served them during the holidays.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

My toddler is always begging to help me in the kitchen. This is a great way to have her involved without making something that could be dangerous! So cute!

Kimberly Stroh said...

It's so cute that she stands on the chair to help you. These are cute ideas. My son is always ready for a taste of my baking.

Amanda Love said...

I love these treats that you shared with us! They literally take just a few minutes to make which is delightful for me! Thanks for the ideas!

Rachel Catherine said...

These are so cute! My kids would love making these and I think they would be easy enough for my daughter.

Kiwi said...

These are so cute! I pinned this I love how festive these are and I know kids would love to help make and eat these.

Amanda Rosson said...

Wow, these treats are so adorable, creative, and absolutely yummy looking!! I don't have kids but I definitely want to make these! ^^

Amanda Steelman said...

Awe!!! Those are precious and it looks like you had a wonderful time together making them. I have never seen a tower like that but it looks like it would be super handy!

Robin Rue said...

These are so cute! My kids would have a blast helping me make these cute treats for Thanksgiving.

Krystle Cook said...

I never really think to make treats like this for Thanksgiving, but these are too cute not to. I now know what my kids and I are going to be making in the next couple weeks.

galatealily said...

I love Vanilla Wafers and Reese's Pieces, so these recipes I myself would give a try, without any kids! Ha ha! Thanks for sharing :)

 
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