How cute are these cupcakes?

They’re another fun activity that Tracey has planned for the tenants of Boyson Heights! The Family Dining Room is the perfect space for this activity.



1 box cake mix

1 container chocolate frosting or homemade frosting

Turkey Cookies:

20 Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies

40 candy eyes

10 Reeses pieces, cut in half

1 strand red licorice

Cupcake Assembly:

140 pieces of candy corn


Cupcakes: Prepare cupcakes following the directions on the box, fill the cupcake liners with a little extra batter so you end up with a total of 20 cupcakes. Frost the cupcakes when they’re cooled completely.

While the cupcakes are baking, assemble the turkeys.

Turkey Cookies: Using a toothpick, apply a dad of peanut butter to the backs of two eyes and attach side by side to the upper portion of a Nutter Butter cookie.

Apply a dad of peanut butter to the cut side of a Reeses piece (turkey beak) and place on the cookie just below the eyes.

Cut a ¼ to ½ inch strip of licorice (turkey waddle with kitchen shears and apply to the right side of the “beak” using peanut butter.

Repeat these steps to make 20 turkey cookies.

Cupcake Assembly:

Use a knife to make a small slit in the top center of each frosted cupcake and insert a turkey cookie.

Insert candy corn (7 per cupcake) with the narrow tip downward in a fan-like manner around the back half of the cupcake to resemble tail feathers.