How-to Make Turkey Dinner Cupcakes

Cut the wheat sticks in half. Soften several caramels in the microwave for no more than 3 seconds. Flatten a caramel slightly and place on one end of a wheat stick in the center of the flattened caramel. Bring the caramel up and over the end of the wheat stick and shape into a drumstick. Trim the overhanging end of the wheat stick to 1/2 in. with a serrated knife. Continue to make 48 drumsticks.

Microwave 4 caramels at a tiem to soften, about 3 seconds. Press the caramels together and roll them into a 3-1/2-in. diameter. Cut caramels into a 3-1/2-in. circle with a round cookie cutter or the opening of a glass. Cut an opening for the stuffing about 1-1/2-in. wide and deep. Repeat with the remaining caramels to make 24 skins. Place the caramel skins between sheets of waxed paper. (the drumsticks and skins can be made up to 4 days in advance and kept in an airtight container.)