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Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

Turn an ordinary cupcake into a Thanksgiving extravaganza with this easy-to-find "secret" ingredient: caramel! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) caramel frosting or frosting of your choice
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Caramels
  • Dots candies, candy-coated sunflower kernels and Sixlets candies

Directions

  • Frost cupcakes. For each turkey, unwrap three caramels; place on a small piece of waxed paper. Microwave on high for 5-7 seconds or until softened. Break off desired amount for the body; roll into an egg shape. Roll two smaller pieces into wings and two pieces into legs. Press onto body to attach.
  • For leaves, roll out Dots candies to 1/8-in. thickness; cut leaf shapes. Place a turkey on top of each cupcake; arrange leaves, sunflower kernels and Sixlets around turkeys.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake (calculated without decorations): 221 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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