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Corn Muffin “Turkeys”

Creating these cute gobblers can keep the kids (or guests!) busy on Thanksgiving. Or make them ahead before the kitchen is bustling.  They’ll be the talk of the table as an edible centerpiece or place setting decoration!

Cornmeal Muffins
Dried apricots, prunes and apples make muffins into turkeys.

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Turkey Trot Corn Muffins

Makes 6-8 muffins

 1          package (8.5 ounces) cornbread mix*
1/4       cup raisins
Decorating supplies
Dried apples, prunes, apricots, raisins, cranberries
Honey or peanut butter for attaching fruit

Prepare cornbread batter as package directs.
Stir raisins into batter. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake muffins according to package directions. Cool.
* Or add raisins to your favorite cornbread recipe.

To decorate:
Press two dried apple slices together and insert into a small slit in muffin for the turkey head. Adhere a raisin or cranberry with peanut butter or honey for an “eye”.
For tail feathers, cut strips of apricots and prunes. Attach with dabs of peanut butter or honey, or insert into small slits in muffin and arrange fan-like, using toothpicks if needed for support.

Developed by Rosemary Mark for Sun-Maid.  Photo and styling by Kelly Burgoyne.

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  1. Posted November 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    What a fun project to do with kids!! I love this idea, Rosemary! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Rosie's Kitchen
      Posted November 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      It’s a great project with kids. My daughter did it with kids at a group home where she was working.

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