Popcorn Ball Turkey

February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott

 

Make these fun turkeys for Thanksgiving and watch family and friends gobble them up! Kids will have a blast putting these goodie gobblers together.

Materials

Popcorn balls (see recipe below)

Peanut butter cup miniatures (head)

Butterscotch chips (beak)

Cinnamon tic tacks (gobbler)

Small pretzels (feet)

Decorator frosting

Colored paper

Toothpicks

Scissors

Have an adult help you with the preparation of the popcorn balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

3 quarts popped corn

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

Combine brown sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and heat to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and salt until well blended. Pour over popcorn, stirring until well coated. Shape into balls.

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What you do

Cut several feathers from colored papers. Poke toothpicks in and out through the bottom of each feather leaving half the toothpick sticking out. Poke the toothpick on each feather into the back of the popcorn ball making two rows of feathers. Unwrap the peanut butter cup. Using decorator frosting, glue the widest side of the peanut butter cup to the turkey for the head. Using a toothpick, poke two dents in the top of the peanut butter cup for the eyes. Using decorator frosting glue a butterscotch chip onto peanut butter cup for beak. Using decorator frosting glue a tic tac to the bottom of the peanut butter cup for the gobbler. Using decorator frosting glue two pretzels to the bottom of the popcorn ball for the feet. .

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