6 Adorable Thanksgiving Treats You Need to Try


Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and, above all, food. Thanksgiving is one of my all-time favorite days because I love food; I also love baking and cooking and there are endless recipes out there for Thanksgiving Day treats. It can be overwhelming, but don't worry; I've narrowed down the 6 best Thanksgiving treats for your dining room table that will amaze and excite all your family members and friends!

Turkey & Pilgrim Cupcakes

Although these can be a little tricky to make, they always come out incredibly cute and impressive. My family has always loved both the look and the taste of them, and sometimes they were even so cute they couldn’t bring themselves to eat them!

Check out either of these recipes:

Recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Recipe: Pilgrim Cupcakes


These cute life-sized drumsticks are pretty easy to make, they also look very realistic and they taste even better! You can eat them as a drumstick or as a pretzel rod, but either way, they’re fun and easy to make and great to whip up if you’re short on time (or short on patience).

Recipe: Turkey Leg Treats

Cake Pops

Cake pops are some of my favorite treats and turkey-shaped ones make them look even better! I’ve always found them pretty easy to make, though the perfect circle and clean design can be a little frustrating. But this recipe and the instructions help guide you through step by step and, hello, you create cute little turkeys!

Recipe: Turkey Cake Pops

Turkey Pretzel Rods

Pretzel rods are perfect for any occasion and for Thanksgiving, you can choose to either decorate them in fall-themed pretzels and chocolate or make them look like turkeys. You can cover chocolate-dipped pretzels in yellow, red, and orange-colored sprinkles or drizzle food dye on top. The turkey pretzel rods are also fun and easy to make, but they can fall apart, so I wouldn’t recommend making them if you’re going to be traveling long-distance or traveling over bumpy roads.

Recipe: Turkey Pretzels

Sugar Cookie Leaves

Maple-colored sugar cookies are my favorite and they are incredibly beautiful and creative. It’s nearly impossible to mess these up because, as Bob Ross says, “there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents”. Every time I’ve made these cookies they come out beautifully and I think they're one of my favorite treats to make. If you’re looking for a dessert to make with friends and family, this is one of my favorites and it’s a great way to bond and spend time together while doing something fun!

Recipe: Leaf Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Roll/Log

This dessert tastes just as good as it looks! Of course, as you can probably tell, making this dessert is not for the faint of heart. But the recipe walks you through each step and as long as you have a little baking experience under your belt, you should be all set to tackle this dessert.

Recipe: Libby's Pumpkin Roll

I hope you enjoy making these cute, delicious desserts just as much as you enjoy eating them!

Maegan Fitzpatrick
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Maegan is a Junior at Bancroft School who lives near Boston, MA. She loves playing volleyball, hiking with her family, hanging with friends, and eating all types of tasty food. She is an Editor of her student newspaper and enjoys writing about her personal experiences and opinions.