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25 Fun Thanksgiving Treats

These Thanksgiving treats will make you want to join the kids' table! We have fun Thanksgiving-themed cookies, cakes and much more.

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Add an extra touch of cuteness to your Thanksgiving celebration with one or more of these adorable Thanksgiving treats. You can find the step-by-step instructions for each of the recipes featured in the video in the next four slides.

Check out these traditional Thanksgiving recipes you’ll want on the table this year.

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Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin

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Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

We dreamed up this combination for a yummy treat to take into school before our Thanksgiving break. Everyone loved them! —Megan and Mitchell Vogel, Jefferson, Wisconsin

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Harvest Corn CakesTaste of Home

Harvest Corn Cakes

Sweet corn takes on a whole new meaning with this recipe. The corncobs look delightfully like the real thing—except they're made of cake, frosting and peanut butter candies! These treats really brighten up the Thanksgiving table, and they're so easy to make. Children can help with this project, too. They'll have fun putting the "kernels" on—and eating a few as well! —Mary Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio

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Chocolate Caramel Turkey LegsTaste of Home

Chocolate Caramel Turkey Legs

Mention turkey legs made of pretzels and chocolate, and the kids come running. Let them help by unwrapping caramels for this easy, no-bake treat. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Thanksgiving CakeThe musical "Waitress"

Thanksgiving Cake

Try out this Thanksgiving cake! You'll be glad you did—it will conjure up a host of smiles during your holiday dinner. —Carole Lajeunesse, Aurora, Colorado

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Pretty Pumpkin WontonsTaste of Home

Pretty Pumpkin Wontons

This is a sensational, easy recipe that is perfect for an appetizer, snack or dessert. Everyone loves how the flavors meld beautifully. I made it up after wanting to put my own twist on some squash ravioli I had at a restaurant. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Pretzel Turkey TreatsTaste of Home

Pretzel Turkey Treats

Get your kids in the Turkey Day spirit. Have them help you put together these well-seasoned treats. With colorful pretzel-based tails, they make great edible favors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Air-Fryer Apple FrittersTaste of Home

Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

These easy air-fryer apple fritters with brown butter glaze are healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still as delicious. Plus they're made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy air-fryer dessert! — Alyssa Castriotta, North Scituate, Rhode Island

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Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

If you've had your fill of pumpkin pie, this cool and creamy pumpkin mousse is perfect for you. Its light and fluffy texture won't make you feel "stuffed" after your favorite turkey dinner. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

No one will guess that this make-ahead pumpkin cheese ball has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest color and added nutrition. —Linnea Rein, Topeka, Kansas

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Pumpkin Pie CupsTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Cups

Around our house, we get tired of the same thing several days after Thanksgiving is over. Wanting to try something different, my mom and I created these cute, bitesize desserts. —Amy Lee, Bonne Terre, Missouri

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Caramel Apple FondueTaste of Home

Caramel Apple Fondue

I serve this warm caramel dip with sliced apples while we're watching football games on Sunday afternoons. It really warms us up. —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

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Mom's Old-Fashioned CutoutsTaste of Home

Mom's Old-Fashioned Cutouts

Old family memories rush in as soon as I make these traditional cutout cookies. — Lois Smit, Monee, Illinois

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Cream-Filled Pumpkin CupcakesTaste of Home

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's a charming use for pumpkin. Bursting with flavor and plenty of eye-catching appeal, these sweet and spicy filled cupcakes are bound to dazzle your family any time of the year. —Ali Johnson, Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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Pumpkin Milk ShakesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Milk Shakes

My son loved this festive milkshake growing up—it's nicely spiced and tastes like pumpkin pie. I like cutting off both ends of a licorice twist and serving it as a straw.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream PuffsTaste of Home

Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Puffs

This extraordinary dessert showcases homemade pumpkin ice cream and cream puffs. The effort is worthwhile...and you can make the parts ahead of time for easy assembly later.—Richard Lasher, Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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Turkey Pilgrim CookiesTaste of Home

Turkey Pilgrim Cookies

These darling little gobblers are fun to make and will make all your Turkey Day guests smile. —Taste of Home, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced FrostingTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting

My aunt makes the most delicious pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. But my kids prefer cupcakes for dessert, so I created these for all the youngsters at our holiday table! —Aimee Shugarman, Liberty Township, Ohio

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Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey BreadTaste of Home

Sticky Cinnamon-Sugar Monkey Bread

You can do all the prep work for this monkey bread the night before. I prepare the dough pieces and put all the sauce ingredients in the pan so it's ready for the morning. You can sprinkle chopped nuts in with the dough pieces before pouring the sauce on and baking. — Diana Kunselman, Rimersburg, Pennsylvania

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Tom TurkeysTaste of Home

Tom Turkeys

With a little prep work by Mom or Dad, these make a great before-or after-dinner craft project for the kids to enjoy while adults at the feast converse. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fluffy Pumpkin PieTaste of Home

Fluffy Pumpkin Pie

Children love this pie—marshmallows make the filling light and fluffy. It's a quick and easy recipe that I've shared many times over the years. Since it doesn't need to bake, this pie comes in handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas when your oven is in demand. —Phyllis Renfro, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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Handprint Turkey CookiesTaste of Home

Handprint Turkey Cookies

Creating these tom treats is just as much fun as gobbling them up! When preparing this cookie recipe years ago, I used to help our children cut out their own hand shapes from the rolled dough. Today the kids are all grown, but they still remember how much they enjoyed "baking" their hands! If you like, you can form the cookies using a handprint cookie cutter instead. —Pat Thompson, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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Sweet Potato-Cranberry DoughnutsTaste of Home

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Doughnuts

I grew up near Idaho, which is famous for spudnuts, a doughnut made from mashed potatoes. I reworked a recipe using sweet potatoes and cranberries to come up with this variation. I like to serve them for dessert. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Caramel Apple CupcakesTaste of Home

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Take these extra special cupcakes to your next event and watch how quickly they disappear! With a caramel topping and spice cake base, they're the perfect mix of two fall-favorite treats. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

My kids start begging me for these cakelike sandwich cookies as soon as autumn arrives. I haven't met a person yet who doesn't like these fun treats. —Deb Stuber, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.