Thanksgiving is only a few days away. Chances are there’s someone out there scrambling to find an easy, quick treat to make for kids. Perhaps you forgot you signed up to bring something to your kid’s class party. Or perhaps you’ve been chosen to bring something for the kids to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Regardless of the situation, I’m here to help. I have a selection of Thanksgiving themed treats for kids that only take minutes to make.
The keywords here are assembling and arranging. No baking, no measuring, just putting it together. Each of these snacks only requires a handful of ingredients, all bought at the store. These are also great recipes for the kids to make.
Make a fruit salad with strawberries, blueberries, grapes and melon. Scoop a few spoonfuls into ice cream cones. That’s it! This one is so easy, even the kids can help make it.
Turkey Fruit Tray
Arrange a variety of fruits to create a cute turkey. Use a half of pear for the body. The feathers can be any fruit you choose. The turkey beak and feet are made from orange peel, while the waddle is a piece of strawberry. For the eyes, I used candy eyes I had in the house, but you could use mini chocolate chips instead. This is a perfect treat to take to school as it is gluten, lactose and peanut free.
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
All this treat takes is 4 ingredients. Place a fudge stripe cookie upside down. Squeeze a dollop of yellow icing in the middle of the cookie. Place a mini peanut butter cup, top side down on the icing. Squeeze a dot of icing on the side of the peanut butter cup. Put an M&M in the middle of the dot and you’re done.
Acorn Doughnut Holes
Average everyday doughnut holes take on a whole new life with a few simple twists. Spread a thin layer of frosting on top of each doughnut hole. Dip in fall colored sprinkles and top with a piece of pretzel stick.
Thanksgiving Snack Mix
I love a good snack mix. Each ingredient in this Thanksgiving version represents something associated with the holiday. Mix popcorn, candy corn, bugles, pretzel sticks and M&Ms (red and yellow) together in a large bowl. Place into individual bags or store it in an air tight container.
Hershey Kiss Acorns
Last but not least is a snack that will please both kids and adults. Spread a little frosting “glue” on the flat part of any flavor Hershey Kiss. Attach one horizontal half of a Nutter Butter bite or any similar shaped cookie. Top with a chocolate chip.
All of these treats took less than an hour to make so you can imagine how fast it will be to make just one. With a few simple ingredients and some creativity you’ll have a treat your kids will love in no time.