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KIT KAT Turkey Cupcakes Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 42 chocolate cupcakes*
  • 2-1/2 cups chocolate frosting(ready to spread or homemade)
  • ROYAL ICING(recipe follows)
  • 42 (about 1-1/2 tablespoons) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 42 regular-sized marshmallows
  • 32 (1.5 oz. each) KIT KAT Bars
  • 1/2 cup REESE'S PIECES Candies
  • HERSHEY'S Syrup (optional)

How to Make

  • For each turkey you will need: 1 frosted cupcake, 1 marshmallow, 1 chocolate chip, 3 KIT KAT Bar sections and 3 REESE'S PIECES Candies.
  • 1. Bake and frost cupcakes, reserving about 1 tablespoon frosting. Prepare ROYAL ICING.
  • 2. To create turkey's beak, attach chocolate chip to the side of white marshmallow with icing. Pipe or dab chocolate frosting onto marshmallow for the turkey's eyes.
  • 3. To create the tail feathers, break KIT KAT Bars along the natural breaking points. Attach on REESE'S PIECES Candy to the end of each bar section with icing.
  • 4. Assemble the turkey by inserting three "tail feathers" into cupcake with the candy piece at the top. Set the marshmallow head in front of the feathers, pressing gently into the icing. For a fun twist, serve cupcakes with a side of syrup for gravy.
  • ROYAL ICING: Stir together 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons warm water and 3/4 teaspoon pasteurized dried egg whites (meringue powder). Beat until spreadable. Add additional water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to get desired consistency. Tint with food color, if desired. Cover icing with damp paper towel to keep icing from drying out. About 1/4 cup icing.
  • * The ROYAL ICING recipe is enough to make 42 turkey cupcakes. Smaller amounts of cupcakes can be made, but you will have leftover icing.