5 Festive Thanksgiving Desserts

Here are 5 delicious dessert ideas you can bring for your Thanksgiving festivities!

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 30 candy corn candies, plus 6 white tips of candy corn
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 6 mini peanut butter cups
  • 6 malt balls
  • 1 cup Red Frosting, recipe follows
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies with top cookies removed

Red Frosting:

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • Red food coloring, as needed

Pumpkin Roll

Ingredients: 

  • Two 3-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for sprinkling

Turkey Tail Cupcakes

Ingredients: 

  • One 15.25-ounce box chocolate cake mix, plus required ingredients
  • 2 1/2 ounces white melting candy (a heaping 1/3 cup)
  • 3 ounces yellow melting candy (1/2 cup)
  • 3 ounces orange melting candy (1/2 cup)
  • 3 ounces red melting candy (1/2 cup)
  • Two 16-ounce tubs chocolate frosting
  • 24 milk chocolate drop candies, such as Hershey's Kisses
  • 24 miniature twist pretzels

Apple Fritters

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 firm apples, such as Granny Smith

 

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

Ingredients: 

Gluten-free Flour Blend:

  • 3 cups (435 grams) white rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (187 grams) tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup (123 grams) potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon (8 grams) xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) salt

 

Puffs:

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

 

Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

 

 

For full recipes, visit https://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-desserts/best-thanksgiving-dessert-recipes