Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

nutter butter cupcakes for thanksgiving

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving

These adorable Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes will not only taste great for Thanksgiving, they’ll serve as a cute table decoration!

You’ll need:

  • One box cake mix (I chose chocolate)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy corn
  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Dots, Tic-Tacs or other Orange Candy
  • Wilton Candy Eyes
  • Red licorice

Step #1 – Bake cupcakes per instructions on the box.


Step #2 - Allow your cupcakes to cool, then frost with chocolate frosting.

Step #3- Meanwhile, assemble the Nutter Butter turkeys.  Use a little white frosting to attach the Wilton Candy Eyes, orange candy nose, and red licorice wattle to the turkey.

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Step #4 – Press about six candy corn candies into the back of the cupcake for the turkey’s feathers.

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Step #5 – Next, gently press the Nutter Butter cookie into the cupcake as well.  Enjoy!

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Pumpkin “Better than Sex” Cake

pumpkin better than sex cake

Also known as Pumpkin Poke Cake, this pumpkin recipe is a crowd-pleaser.  It’s easy because you start with a boxed cake mix.  It’s decadent because of the caramel and Heath Bits you sprinkle on top.  No matter how you slice it, it’s a delicious fall cake to serve at any party.

Frugal Tips:  Get your pumpkin puree at ALDI food stores.  It ranges from $.89-$.99 per can.  However, it’s a seasonal item so stock up when you see it!  It won’t be on the shelves after the holidays.

Pumpkin “Better than Sex” Cake
Also known as pumpkin poke cake, this pumpkin cake recipe is easy and sinful.
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 8-oz. tub whipped topping
  • ½ package Heath Toffee Bits
  • Caramel topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the package of yellow cake mix with pumpkin puree (no water, eggs or oil are necessary). Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake according to package directions (about 25-28 minutes). Remove and cool for ten minutes. Using a wooden spoon handle, poke holes about an inch apart in the cake. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the cake, using a spatula to make sure it gets into the holes somewhat evenly. Refrigerate an hour, minimum. Top with whipped topping and Heath Toffee Bits. Drizzle caramel topping on top of it all.


Chocolate Buckeye Balls

buckeye recipe - Chocolate Buckeye Balls

Chocolate Buckeye Balls Recipe

1/2 C. (one stick) butter, softened
1 2/3 C. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C. powdered sugar
Chocolate almond bark

In a large bowl, combine the softened butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. It’s ready when it forms a sticky dough.  Roll into 3/4″ balls and refrigerate one hour, or longer.  Remove refrigerated balls and heat chocolate almond bark according to package instructions.  Roll Buckeye Balls in chocolate and place on waxed paper to cool.

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Streusel Muffins with Heath Bits

streusel muffins with heath bits

I’ve got to give our neighbors credit for this one.  They started bringing us these yummy muffins several months ago, and my son LOVED them.  I asked for the recipe, thinking they were homemade.  Nope.  Just a box of Krusteaz mix and half a bag of Heath candy bits (you’ll find them near the chocolate chips).  They can’t be much easier, but they taste great!

Here’s how to make them:  Start with a box of Krusteaz streusel cake/muffin mix (pictured below).  Make according to package instructions for the muffins, but stir in about 1/3 of a bag of Heath bits into the mix, and a little bit on top (use about 1/2 a bag with each batch of muffins).  They’re so yummy!

streusel muffins

Homemade Frozen Custard

homemade frozen custard

 Do you love the frozen custard sold at places like Culvers?  I do!  I recently got an ice cream maker and decided to give homemade frozen custard a try.  It’s not that hard to make, but the process is somewhat time-consuming.  It’s not for anyone who demands immediate gratification.  Trust me though… the final result is worth the wait!

Frugal Tip:  When a recipe calls for only egg yolks or egg whites, don’t throw the other part away!  They can frozen and kept for later use.

Homemade Frozen Custard
A rich, creamy frozen custard that’s worth the wait
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 C. white sugar
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1¼ C. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. In a mixer, combine eggs yolks and sugar until mixed. Meanwhile, heat milk on the stovetop on medium heat until just before the boiling point.
  2. Next, SLOWLY add the milk to the egg/sugar mixture, stirring constantly.
  3. Place the egg/sugar/milk mixture back on the stovetop on medium, stirring constantly, until thickened. Allow to cool.
  4. Add cream and vanilla, and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Place the custard mixture in your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer instructions.