The Best Thanksgiving Treats To Cook Up In Your New Home
It's that time of year again when we're all thankful for everything in our lives. And if you’ve just moved into a new home in a new neighborhood in Oklahoma, there are lots of things to be thankful for! One of the best ways to show your gratitude is by cooking up some delicious Thanksgiving treats. It's time to start planning what scrumptious new dishes will be cooked up and served in your brand new home this year. From traditional family pleasers to fun and quirky treats to get the kids involved, here are 3 perfect Thanksgiving treat recipes to try!
Pumpkin Pie Cups
A bite-size twist on the original Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, these pumpkin pie cups are the perfect treat to cook up in your new modern Oklahoma kitchen! This recipe makes 16 servings, enough to fill a family AND grab second helpings. Whether you want to cook these up for your little ones or treat your new neighborhood in OKC to some Thanksgiving goodies, you’ll be sure to cook up a storm!
● 12 ounces of dark chocolate chips
● 4 teaspoons of coconut oil
● 16 ounces of softened cream cheese
● 1/4 cup sugar
● 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
● 1 prepared 9-inch pumpkin pie
1. In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together and stir until smooth.
2. Brush a thin layer of the melted chocolate mixture into the inside of your foil muffin liners, leaving an ⅛ inch unpainted rim at the top of your liners. Refrigerate until the chocolate is hardened and repeat the process 3 more times.
3. Using a food processor, blend your pumpkin pie. Once blended, add the cream cheese, sugar, and brown sugar, and pulse until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Spoon or pipe the pumpkin pie mixture into your chocolate shells and chill your Pumpkin Pie Cups until you’re ready to serve!
Pecan Pie Cookies
For those who aren’t a fan of pumpkin treats or want to make something sweet and simple, you can try baking some pecan pie cookies. Super simple and festive, these cookies are great for handing out after a filling Thanksgiving dinner, as a present for your children’s school friends, or even as a welcome gift to your new neighborhood in OKC.
● 3/4 cup of shortening
● 1 cup of packed brown sugar
● 1 large egg
● 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
● 2 cups of all-purpose flour
● 1 teaspoon of baking powder
● 1/2 teaspoon of salt
● 1 cup of finely chopped pecans
● 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
● 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
● 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Beat the egg and vanilla extract into the shortening and brown sugar mixture.
3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, then gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
4. Once the mixture is ready, shape into 1 inch balls and place onto ungreased baking sheets at least 2 inches apart from each other.
5. Combine all the filling ingredients and mix well.
6. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-inch deep indentation in the center of each ball and spoon the filling into the indentations.
7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned and let cool before serving.
Rice Krispies Gobblers
Want a fun recipe to try with the kids? Look no further than this Rice Krispies Gobblers recipe! Create tasty little candy-covered cereal treats in the shape of Thanksgiving Turkeys and be the talk of your new neighborhood in OKC! If you want to make a great impression with your neighbors and get your kids involved in Thanksgiving without making too much of a mess in your brand new kitchen, try this recipe!
● 1/4 cup of cubed butter
● 4 cups of mini marshmallows
● 6 cups of Rice Krispies
● 28 chocolate sandwich cookies
● 1-1/2 cups of chocolate frosting
● 11 ounces of candy corn
● 28 malted milk balls
● White candy coating
1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter, then add the marshmallows - stir over low heat until all is melted.
2. Stir in the Rice Krispies until all is well mixed and the cereal is coated. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
3. With buttered hands, form 1-½ inch balls with the cereal mixture.
4. Twist apart sandwich cookies, remove the filling, and spread frosting over each cookie half.
5. Place 1 cookie half under each cereal ball to form the base for each turkey.
6. Place 5 pieces of candy corn in a fan pattern on the remaining cookie halves to create a turkey tail. Then press the turkey tail onto each cereal ball.
7. Attach the remaining candy corn with frosting to the sides of each cereal ball to form turkey wings.
8. For the turkey head, cut the white tip off a piece of candy corn and attach it to a malted milk ball to form the turkey head and beak. Use melted white candy coating to draw on eyes, and then attach the finished turkey head onto the cereal ball using some frosting.
9. Allow to stand until frosting has set.
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