Fun Thanksgiving Tradition – Betty Crocker Turkey Cupcakes Recipe Idea

by Sugar on November 2, 2015 · 6 comments

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This simple turkey cupcakes recipe idea is one that I learned from Betty Crocker but it has become a fun Thanksgiving tradition that we do every year for the holiday.   It’s also a pretty tasty dessert and adds some flair to your holiday dessert table!

The recipe is simple and you can watch the Betty Crocker Kitchen video below for step by step instructions, but that’s not the real reason for this blog entry.  What I really wanted to write about is the importance of traditions, even silly ones like turkey cupcakes.  (See more photos here)

Food and family should go hand in hand every day of the year but it’s especially true at Thanksgiving.   This is a great time to get all of the kids involved in something that’s fun and easy so that they can participate in the preparation of this big meal, at least in a small way.   So many times, food is only about getting fed, instead of about enjoying the opportunity to prepare it together and then share it together.

So, round up the kids and watch this video together and then make a mess in the kitchen while you make your own batch of these delicious treats.

What’s your family tradition for Thanksgiving?   Post a comment below and let everyone else know.

Here are some more pictures of the kids making these.

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Joy says:

I got this from my sister because she was trying to help me find something to make with my two-year-old granddaughter this year. Never too early to start a holiday tradition! I have made one variation of the turkey cupcake and cannot wait til Thursday to share the fun with my sister, mom and granddaughter (and any of the guys who want to participate with us!). My very creative sister has had us make all kinds of fun things with edible ingredients – making a craft, she calls it – at family gatherings. So much laughter around the table! Come Christmas time, my granddaughter and I will do trees from ice cream cones and decorate cookies, and next year maybe a gingerbread house. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family traditions. God bless!

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Thank you for taking the time to write to me and share your holiday traditions. I love hearing how other people share their love and time in the kitchen. I will have to try the ice-cream cone trees. That sounds like fun. My nephew is 5 so that would be something he would love to do. Have a wonderful holiday and God Bless you and your family.

Debbie Stewart says:

Absolutely fell in love with these when I saw them on the website and knew I would have to do these for Thanksgiving dinner. Our five grandchildren will love them so much. Thanks so much. Debbie

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Thanks for the feedback Debbie. We are actually making our tomorrow night. My daughter is so excited. It’s a great way to spend some holiday time with the kids. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Dave Axelrod says:

What a fun recipe and fun activity to do with your kids.