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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble, Gobble {and a Giveaway!}

Update: I made these for the kids at church, and their faces lit up when they saw the turkeys. I shared the leftovers with the adults, and they enjoyed them just as much as the kids!

With Thanksgiving just a few short days away, I thought a post about turkey would be appropriate. However...I'm not talking about meat! These cute little treats are a big hit with kids, plus they're fun to make. Give them a try, and they just might become a new tradition in your family.

Also, I am very excited to present Simply Sweet {and Savory}'s first giveaway! Keep reading to find out more.

Thanks to the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I was given the chance to try one Duncan Hines product for free. I chose to purchase a very chocolaty cake mix with my coupon, and I can't wait to try it out! Three of my blog readers will also receive a coupon for one free Duncan Hines product! You have from now until 8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to enter. Any comment after this time will not count towards the giveaway. Winners will be chosen via Here's how to enter!
You will receive one entry for each comment that you leave per category, up to four entries. You must leave a separate comment for each category. If you choose to leave an anonymous comment, please include at least your first name somewhere in your comment. Any nameless comments will not count, and any comments that do not follow the guidelines will not count. Also, the giveaway is only open to US residents at this time.

1. Check out and leave a comment telling me which product you would most like to try and what you might make with it.
2. Leave a comment telling me what you are most thankful for during this Thanksgiving season.
3. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving tradition.
4. Leave a comment telling me the Thanksgiving dish you like to make the most.

Thanksgiving Turkey Treats

What You Need
10 oz. package marshmallows
6 cups crispy rice cereal
3 Tbps. butter or margarine 
candy corn
store-bought frosting {I used whipped vanilla this time, but I think I've used chocolate before too. I've never tried using homemade frosting. If you do, let me know how it works.}
Oreos, with filling removed {I used Golden Oreos this time, but I think that I usually use regular Oreos.}

What To Do
~ In a large mixing bowl, melt butter and marshmallows by microwaving for 2 minutes, stirring, and microwaving for another minute. Watch closely in case the marshmallows decide to overflow your bowl.
~ Add cereal and stir until well-coated.
~ Form approx. 1-inch balls with cereal/marshmallow mixture. {Note: Let the mixture cool some before you attempt this or you'll just have a sticky mess stuck to your hands that will not form a ball. I know this from personal experience. :) Also, you may need to coat your hands with butter to further help prevent sticking.}
~ Spread a small amount of frosting on two cookie halves. 
~ Stick cereal treat ball to one cookie half.
~ Take the other cookie half and attach it so that it is perpendicular to the first half, forming the turkey's back.
~ Attach 3-4 pieces of candy corn to form the turkey's feathers.
~ Put a tiny amount of frosting on one more piece of candy corn and stick to the cereal treat to form the turkey's beak.
~ Let completed turkeys sit for a little bit so that the frosting sets. Then, enjoy! Pin It


  1. I would get a German Chocolate cake and make something yummy with it for my's his favorite flavor! BTW...those turkeys are adorable!!!!

  2. This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and my wonderful family He has completed this year with the adoption of our daughter, Sophia.

  3. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is gathering with my extended family around the Thanksgiving table and having each person share what they are thankful for before we partake of our turkey feast!

  4. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is a corn and green bean casserole that contains water chestnuts as well. It is cheesy and crunchy and yummy!

  5. I'd go for the dark fudge chunk brownie mix. YUM. ;)

  6. It's not tradition, but I remember making these turkeys when we were kids...haha I guess my favorite tradition is everyone being at grandma and grandpas house!

  7. I'm most thankful for....a job and place to live when those seem to be so hard to find.

  8. It's probably weird, but since I've never cooked a turkey, I would love to cook a turkey. lol (cooked somehow differently)

  9. I am most thankful for my salvation and my family and how the Lord has watched over each one over the last year. Mom

  10. When I was a kid, we always went to the high school football game in the morning. It was our school vs. the big rival. When we came home the house smelled so good, because Ma (your grandma) had been cooking all morning.


  11. I think my favorite dish my be the holiday potatoes that only come out on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  13. One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is a relatively new one. All members of my family who are gathering for the Thanksgiving celebration participate in some sort of outdoor exercise/activity. We call it "forced family fun"! Usually it's a hike, a walk, a bike ride, or an outdoor game of some nature. Whatever the weather allows us to do! Everyone gets fresh air, exercise, great companionship and has fun.

  14. I might get a spice mix and try the Pumpkin Spice cupcakes. Or, a classic yellow mix and try the deep dish apple cobbler or the pumpkin pie crunch. I do know that I will revisit the again!!

  15. The rice krispie turkeys are soooo cute. I will be making these with my granddaughter. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  16. My favorite Thanksgiving food is the dressing (made outside the turkey). It comes around only during the holidays and I love it!

  17. I might get the Decadent Apple Caramel Cake mix and well make cake. haha Or one of the more intricate brownie mixes.

  18. I'm most thankful for my school and my family. And the close friends I found here at school.

    And food!! (why not? haha)

    (oh, this is your brother. lol)

  19. My favorite tradition is probably watching the macy's parade on TV and then going to Grandma and Grandpa's house for the rest of the day.

  20. Well I don't cook Thanksgiving day food. But I love to eat all of it!! Like corn casserole. :)