Kids also want to feel appreciated on Thanksgiving day! Celebrate them by making one of those special Thanksgiving treats for kids!
Thanksgiving is the most appreciative holiday. It is the time when the whole family celebrates with each other. So why not make it special even for the tiniest participants this holiday season?
But when you have your hands full with the turkey and gravy, coming up with fun ways to shape your kid’s snack into a turkey is a bit overwhelming. And that’s when this article comes in handy!
If you want something quick, healthy, and fun for your kids, then these adorable Thanksgiving treats will save you from a holiday nervous breakdown.
Spoiler alert? They might force you to take a seat at the kiddies’ dessert table this year!
Cute Thanksgiving Treats for Kids
Looking for something cute to put on your Thanksgiving table for your children? Here are 11 of the cutest treats for your thanksgiving celebration:
1. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Not sure how to get your kids involved in Thanksgiving cooking? How about whipping up these cut-out cookies as a fun thanksgiving dessert?
For starters, they will be thrilled to decorate them with their fall favorites shapes and colors.
And another great thing? That will also give you plenty of quiet time to plan your Thanksgiving dinner stress-free and decorating will help their fine motor skills.
Besides, these sour cream cookies are so fluffy and delicious that even grownups will adore them as the perfect thanksgiving snacks.
2. Oreo Cookie Turkey Pops
A package of vanilla Oreos. Some mini round cookies. And a bag of candy corn and candy sticks. And delicious little turkey pops will be put on your Thanksgiving table in no time.
The shapes are glued together with finger-licking good icing that you can easily spice up with some extracts and favorite fall flavors.
You’ll also need some orange, red, and yellow food coloring, but honestly, they’ll look just as cute with some melted chocolate-brown eyes and noses.
3. Turkey Cupcakes
Not sure what to serve as a Thanksgiving dessert? How about these chocolatey turkey-shaped cupcakes? I promise that both the kids and adults will go absolutely crazy about this treat.
But their cute look is not the only thing to look forward to. Chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream and chocolate fondant? How chocolatey is that?
Of course, if you prefer the vanilla flavor, you can always make these turkeys white.
4. Rice Krispie Turkey Pops
Chocolate rice Krispies topped with googly eyes (edible, of course!) and candy corn. Serve these rice krispie turkeys on lollipop sticks, and the kids will not be sure whether to eat or play with them after their thanksgiving meal.
Either way, you will keep them busy and satisfied!
The rice Krispies cereal is stirred with melted butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Then, it is rolled out, cooled, and cut into squares.
5. Wide-Eyed Turkey Cupcakes
Looking for something super cute and want to have some kitchen fun? Well, it doesn’t get any more adorable than these wide-eyed turkey cupcakes for a thanksgiving turkey treat.
Chocolate cupcakes, candy corn, halved Oreos, and a few brown M&Ms are all you need to make these irresistible fun thanksgiving snacks.
Beware, though! It seems these huge googly eyes hold power over you. Stare at them for too long, and you could do nothing but devour them.
6. Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites
Looking for something that looks more like a tiny snack than a dessert? Then these chocolatey pretzel bites are a perfect choice.
And all you need are five ingredients. Pretzels, Reese’s pieces, candy corn, candy eyeballs, and Rolos.
Can you already imagine what these treats will look like? Cute and irresistible, for sure!
Plus, if you like sweet and salty combinations, then this will definitely satisfy your cravings. Not to mention, these turkey bites will make you the best kid-approved host, ever.
7. Turkey Cupcakes
If you have some more time to devote to your Thanksgiving children’s treats, then I strongly suggest you try these cupcakes.
Chocolate frosted cupcakes topped with chocolate sprinkles, a nutter butter cookie, Oreos, and candy! Decorated for an A+, this homemade project will steal the show on Thanksgiving.
Trust me on this, your roasted turkey will not be the only bird that your guests will look forward to.
If It looks too cute to eat, I suggest you start with the candy and all of the toppings. You will feel less guilty when you’re left with nothing but a chocolate-covered cupcake.
8. Candy Corn Turkey Cookies
Too busy with the actual turkey? You don’t have to go overboard just to make your kids happy. And busy. This simple yet super fun project will be a total hit.
And you don’t need much, either. Just grab some Oreos, candy corn, and pretzel sticks. You can also use candy eyes for the eyes. No baking involved, not wasting your entire afternoon.
Pretty creative, right?
9. Thanksgiving Turkey Brownies
Do you like brownies? Are you also a fan of Reese’s? Then you will absolutely enjoy this fun and super sweet turkey treat.
Brownie squares topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups, decorated with candy corn and candy eyes. How can your kids possibly resist that?
Spoiler alert: they are super fun to make! And not just for the kids!
10. Pumpkin Pie Turkeys
Nothing screams fall more than pumpkin pies. So how can you not put them on your Thanksgiving table? But if you want them to be tempting for your kiddies? Then these mini pumpkin pies are a must.
Cut out small circles in your pumpkin pie. Top with Reese’s peanut butter cups. Attach some candy eyes and corn to make it look like a turkey. And that’s it!
How fun is that?
11. Turkey Cookies
If you’re looking for a make-it-from-scratch kind of recipe, then these easy and fun cookies are all you need.
Buttery, sugary, and super fun treats! Everyone will be tempted to reach for these turkey treats at least once!
Decorated to perfection and bursting with flavor. These are surely the perfect bribe for your kids to lick their Thanksgiving plates.
Fun Thanksgiving Treats for Kids
Want to add an extra dash of fun to your treat-making game? Then you better pick some of these lovely recipes.
12. Coconut Macaroons
Delicious doesn’t always mean overwhelming. And this 4-ingredient recipe proves just that. You can whip up a fun and delightful treat without any hassle!
All you need is some chocolate, shredded coconut, honey, and egg whites. And just half an hour from start to finish.
Light, healthier, and the perfect way to keep your kids involved in the preparation. If that doesn’t qualify as the perfect Thanksgiving treat, then I don’t know what does.
13. Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies in the shape of a pumpkin pie have to be my new favorite treat. Both for the eyes and for my sweet tooth.
They are so fun to make and eat, that everyone will be asking for the recipe. And how can they not when they’re so buttery and fluffy?
So, get your piping game on, and let’s start making these orange treats!
14. Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
Another pretzel snack recipe that will knock your kids’ socks off. Why? Because it is loaded with mini chocolate bars such as snickers and musketeers.
Plus, they are dipped in melted white chocolate.
Does that sound like the perfect chocolate sandwich, or what? Plus it has hints of saltiness and incredible crispiness that everyone will love.
15. Sweet Potato Pop Tarts
Do you like sweet potato desserts as much as I do? Then look no further, because this recipe will be the definition of a Thanksgiving treat for you.
Just like a sweet potato pie, but with a much cuter look and more irresistible taste. These lovely tarts will be the hit everyone will be talking about.
All you need is a pie crust, brown sugar, sweet potatoes, an egg, and your beloved fall spices.
16. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Want a foolproof treat that is just destined to bring a smile to your children’s faces? Then you can do better than these sugar cookies!
Plus, there’s so much texture! With crunchy walnuts and soft raisins, you cannot possibly find a better-suited fall cookie.
The buttery icing can be colored to your liking, to make the fall-favorite shapes even more adorable.
17. Peanut Butter Cup Turkey
The thing you’ll love the most about these treats is that they serve a double purpose. First, they are an incredibly adorable turkey-shaped treat your kids will love.
And second, they can also be the most creative place-card holder that your guest will be so amazed at. And besides, when there’s an extra effort put into it, how can it not be appreciated?
18. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Want to trick your kids into helping out with Thanksgiving dinner? How about with this creamy ice cream?
It will have them psyched about participating in the process. And how can it not when they’ll reap the benefits of the hard work after dinner?
Pumpkin, cream, sugar, and your favorite fall spices, join their forces for the creamiest and most satisfying fall ice cream, ever.
19. Oreo Hot Chocolate
If you dunk your cookies into anything hot, you’ve already tried Oreos with hot chocolate. But have you ever made Oreo hot chocolate before?
So creamy and smooth, this thick and chocolatey beverage is the perfect thing to enjoy with your family on a cold day.
You might want to leave some room for this sweet treat, so make sure not to stuff yourself too much with the Thanksgiving turkey.
20. Acorn Donut Holes
All about the fall-themed recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner? Then here’s another treat that your kids will surely enjoy.
Small donut holes turned into acorns! They are not only fun to make, but they also look and taste incredible.
All you need, besides the plain donut holes, are some chocolate frosting, sprinkles, and pretzel sticks.
Don’t have chocolate frosting or cannot make it on time? Just dip into some Nutella, instead!
21. Chocolate Dipped Candy Corn
No, you’re not dipping candy corn into chocolate. You’re making candy-corn-like treats with rice cereal.
Combine Krispies with melted butter and marshmallows. Then cut into triangles, and dip into some melted dark and white chocolate to make it look like candy corn.
You might want to leave the dipping part to your kids because it is so darn enjoyable!
22. Baked Apple Chips
Not a fan of sugary treats for the holidays? These crispy apple chips will sure get your kids excited!
Low in calories and extremely guilt-free. These cinnamon-flavored treats are perfect for adults, too. Especially for those watching their weight.
All you need is 2 apples, a drizzle of lemon juice, and some cinnamon to spice things up.
Super addictive, healthy, and never boring. You definitely have to give this simple recipe a try!
23. Pumpkin Fluff
If you want to have fun while making your Thanksgiving treats, you need to keep things simple. And this five-ingredient, no-baking-involved recipe is nothing but easy.
Fluffy, creamy, and oh-so fall-inspired! This pumpkin bowl of sweetness is perfect with graham crackers.
Place it on your Thanksgiving dinner, and your kids will have a dipping blast. And no one could possibly blame them.
24. Snickerdoodle Cookie
Snickerdoodles are always a fall favorite! They are chewy, crispy, soft, fluffy, buttery, sugary, cinnamony… I think you got the point. They are just super delicious!
The cream of tartar adds that tangy oomph that is just needed to wrap the other ingredients beautifully.
But, back to the fun! Have your kids form the dough into balls, and then press them into flat circles. I promise you, they will be so impatient to taste the fruits of their labor.
25. Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes
I love Oreo-crusted cheesecakes. But this mini version is adjusted to fit the fall holidays. When the leaves start falling, whip up these treats for a total hit of the season.
Pumpkin puree, Oreos, cream cheese, butter, and whipped cream. It really doesn’t get any creamier than that! Velvety mouthfeels for the perfect end of your Thanksgiving dinner.
Want to make them more kid-enjoyed? Top with some crushed cookies!
26. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Warm fall spices, pumpkin puree, and a zesty and citrusy flavor. Thanksgiving-approved, right? Now, imagine these soft cookies stuffed with whipped vanilla frosting. Super irresistible!
These whoopie pies are moist, spiced, and absolutely luscious. They are made with orange zest, but you can easily swap it for some lemon flavors if that’s more your thing.
If you cannot decide whether to make cupcakes or softer cookies, these pumpkin whoopie pies are just what you need.
27. Condensed Milk Brownies
We all have our favorite brownie recipe that we are hesitant to change. But does yours include condensed milk? If not, then you simply have to give this one a try.
Acting as the sweetener and as the liquid part here, condensed milk will seriously transform your favorite dessert.
This recipe makes some fudgy, dense, and crisp-on-the-outside brownies. Plus, they are topped with chopped almonds for extra crunch.
Easy Thanksgiving Treats
Don’t have too much time to spend on the treats part of your Thanksgiving table? Then these recipes are tailored to your needs.
Speaking of favorite brownie recipes, here is my all-time favorite. It is super fudgy and soft, and it really is the easiest thing to make.
In fact, it is so quick and simple that even your kids can make it. And the fun part? They can even lick their spoons while doing so. Because, yes, this batter is safe to eat raw.
The recipe features only 5 ingredients, and no flour or eggs. Bananas, almond butter, and cocoa powder are the main stars here. And trust me, they come together beautifully.
29. Popcorn Snack Mix Fall
This recipe is not called “turkey munch” for no reason. It is crispy. Colorful. It is addictive. And it goes perfectly on your Thanksgiving table next to your turkey.
It can be made in just 10 minutes, and I guarantee it will be a total hit.
It may also give you some trouble though, as you probably won’t be able to stop your kids from munching on it. You’ll probably just join them!
30. Halloween Cookies
These Halloween cookies don’t intend to scare you. The recipe makes chocolate chip cookies with some vanilla frosting in the middle. Plus, they’re rolled in sprinkles. Fun, I know!
They are soft, creamy, crispy, and oh-so-delicious. Classic ingredients like butter, sugar, and vanilla for the win.
Your kids will love this festive take on your classic choc chip cookies. Especially if you have them involved in the baking. Or the rolling-in-sprinkles part. After all, that’s the most fun.
31. Strawberry Apple Sauce
If you want a plant-based snack your kids will love, then this is it. A fruity and delicious strawberry and apple sauce with hints of vanilla!
You can serve this in a huge bowl with some vanilla cookies or Graham crackers. Or, you can serve it chilled, in small-size portions. For Thanksgiving, I suggest the latter.
You can even top with some whipped cream or sprinkles.
32. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These fries may not be a dessert, but they’re definitely a treat. And a pretty tempting one! Serve with ketchup or a sauce by choice, and watch these crispy little sticks disappear from the platter.
Fries may not be good for you, but these baked sweet potatoes do not fall into the same category.
And the secret to making them super crispy? A dash of cornstarch!
33. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Vegan donuts loaded with pumpkin flavors and sprinkled with tons of cinnamon sugar. Try them now, and fill your kitchen with warm fall scents.
Besides being delicious, these lovely donuts are also healthy. Instead of being fried, they are baked.
If you don’t have special donut pans, just cut out the middle and arrange them onto lined sheet pans.
These pumpkin spice donuts would be perfect as Thanksgiving potluck ideas!
34. Apple Granola
If you cannot make your kid fall in love with apples, dress the fruit up!
Apple wedges dipped in chocolate and coated with granola. Fruity, sweet, chocolatey, and crunchy at the same time!
Isn’t this a true ace up your sleeve, or what? Easy, simple, and yet so satisfying.
Customize with different chocolate types and chopped nuts for some variety.
35. Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies
These brownies with pumpkin puree and cocoa powder are a true fall indulgence. They are so soft, sweet, and satisfying, which is why they’re perfect for Thanksgiving.
Plus they’re super fun for kids! Try painting your teeth brown while snuggling up on the sofa with your family.
They are 100% vegan and healthy. But if you tolerate dairy, I suggest you try them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
36. Pumpkin Spice Hummus
Your kids may not have hummus in mind when you mention treats, but this pumpkin-spiced chickpea dip is really enjoyed by children. Especially if you serve it with their favorite crackers.
If you’re looking for healthy pumpkin treats for Thanksgiving, then this is it.
Loaded with nutrients and rich in flavor, how can you not want to dig right into this delicious dip?
However, if you don’t like pumpkin spice, know that turmeric will go well with these ingredients.
37. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and peanut butter? Who is crazy to pass on such a sweet treat?
It is so easy to make, that you can do it with your kids. They’ll love folding in those white and brown choc chips, for sure.
Buttery soft but super crispy at the same time, this is a total explosion of texture and flavors. Perfect for your fall get-togethers.
Serve with a glass of milk, and get ready for sharing this lovely recipe.
38. Salted Caramels Pumpkin
Chewy candy-like treats are always a welcome addition. And one that is especially enjoyed by the tiniest eaters in your house.
So chewy and packed in flavor, these caramel and pumpkin bites will become a fall regular.
And the best part? They’re not only easy and quick to make, but they only require a few pantry staples, as well.
Pretty great for a last-minute treat. Don’t you agree?
39. Chocolate Coconut Bar
Choco coco bars! Not only does their name sound fun, but these chocolate-covered treats will make your kids go crazy.
Simply melt the chocolate, mix with condensed milk, and stir in the coconut and chopped nuts. Then simply chill and cut into bars.
Not a fan of coconut? Feel free to adjust to your taste and play around with different ingredients. Peanuts and crushed crackers are some other tasty alternatives.
40. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Here’s a recipe that proves that not all pies have to be baked to be satisfying. With cream cheese, sugar, and peanut butter, here comes a fall delight that your little ones will adore.
With an Oreo crust and a mini Reese’s cup topping, what kid can say no to this creamy treat?
If you were looking for a real Thanksgiving dessert and a treat your kids will love, then this recipe is most definitely it.
41. Caramel Apple Dip
Cream, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. That’s all you need to make this caramel dip that will have your kids licking their fingers all afternoon.
Serve it with apple slices or pour over vanilla ice cream or other desserts, and you’ll jump onto the finger-licking bandwagon, too.
Rich and sweet, this has to be the perfect sweet dip ever.
Healthy Thanksgiving Treats for Kids
Is your kid having a treat-related meltdown? Trick them with one of these recipes that they’re not only tasty but super delicious, too.
42. Apple Nachos
There are apples. There is smooth nut butter. Sprinkled with coconut. Spiced up with cinnamon. And the best part? There is a load of chocolate chips on top.
Now, tell me, which kid will not be tempted to pull out an apple slice from this nacho-like delight?
The lemon juice in this recipe gives an acidic touch that the apples love. And the hemp seeds just boost the nutritive value by adding extra fiber.
Looking for more healthy treats? Check out the healthy thanksgiving desserts!
43. Healthy Power Balls
There are many reasons why you will love this recipe. It is healthy. It comes together in 10 minutes. And it is sup[er versatile so you can just use whatever you have in your pantry.
But your kids? The thing your kids will appreciate the most has to be crunchy texture. Plus, they’re so fun to make, and the perfect way to get your kids involved.
Coated with sugar, these nutritious balls are pretty impossible to resist.
44. Pumpkin Banana Bread
Banana and pumpkin puree bread, with the sweetness of maple syrup and a touch of yogurt. Spiced up with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, this will be the perfect fall treat for the whole family.
Moist and fluffy with tons of flavor and vibrant color, this bread is one of those sneaky treats that offer nutrition to your kids.
And for us grownups? Served with coffee, this makes one heavenly snack.
45. Sweet Potato Rolls
Plain cinnamon rolls are old news. If you’re looking for something more exciting, then this sweet-potato version may be just the thing your Thanksgiving party needs.
Sweet potato pastry made from scratch, filled with cinnamon and honey-flavored pecans. That creates one soft, crunchy, and absolutely delicious treat.
You may need to stock up on milk. Your kids will surely ask for loads of it.
These tasty rolls would go perfectly aside any of these healthy thanksgiving recipes.
46. Coconut Flour Muffins
Want some moist and sweet treat you won’t feel guilty about? Then these coconut flour muffins should top your list of choices.
Made with coconut flour so naturally healthy, these soft dairy-free cups are perfect if having other kids over. On top of that, they’re also gluten-free.
Ready in less than 25 minutes, these delicious treats are also very convenient to make.
47. Vegan Apple Muffins
I’ve always enjoyed diced apples in and on top of muffins. And this recipe features both.
Chewy, soft, sugary, and incredibly delicious. The recipe for getting your kids’ thumbs up.
Plus? These vegan muffins require only 15 minutes of preparation. And they will still end up looking like they came straight from the bakery.
Do these healthy fall treats have you thinking about Christmas? Check out these healthy Christmas recipes for kids!
48. Pumpkin Protein Balls
Yummy pumpkin and oat balls packed with protein. Isn’t that the perfect Thanksgiving fuel?
Besides, they are also loaded with chocolate chips and your favorite fall spices.
Just dump everything in a bowl, and leave the rest to your kids. Let them fold everything together, and shape the batter into balls.
They will be especially motivated to enjoy them later.
49. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Filling, fiber-packed, and rich in protein. Okay, they’re healthy. You get it. But besides pumpkin, these oatmeal cookies also feature chocolate chips. That will get your kids super excited.
When you need a sweet pick-me-up, these cookies will be the perfect treat.
They’re chewy, soft, and with delicious chocolate bites. Furthermore, these cookies are rich in color. How’s that not perfect for any fall party?
50. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
There’s no Halloween without roasted pumpkin seeds. But this staple fall snack is perfect for any other day.
If your kids need something to munch on, and you want to keep things healthy, then this is the recipe to go to.
So salty, crunchy, and addictive, these roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect alternative to any store-bought snack. Not to mention, much healthier.
These roasted pumpkin seeds would also make fantastic healthy thanksgiving appetizer recipes!
51. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin for the fall. Chocolate for the kids. And only 30 minutes to make them for the busy cook.
Healthy and allergen-free, these pumpkin-spiced cookies are probably the safest kiddie treat you can put on your Thanksgiving table.
But I promise the adults will love it, too. Golden and crispy around the edges, and chewy in the middle. How can you not be addicted to this cozy delight?
51 Thanksgiving Treats for Kids (Cute and Fun)
If you are parent looking for fun treats to make this Thanksgiving, we have a great collection of Thanksgiving treats for kids that are perfect for you!
- 1. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
- 2. Oreo Cookie Turkey Pops
- 3. Turkey Cupcakes
- 4. Rice Krispie Turkey Pops
- 5. Wide-Eyed Turkey Cupcakes
- 6. Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites
- 7. Turkey Cupcakes
- 8. Candy Corn Turkey Cookies
- 9. Thanksgiving Turkey Brownies
- 10. Pumpkin Pie Turkeys
- 11. Turkey Cookies
- 12. Coconut Macaroons
- 13. Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies
- 14. Candy Bar Pretzel Bites
- 15. Sweet Potato Pop Tarts
- 16. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
- 17. Peanut Butter Cup Turkey
- 18. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
- 19. Oreo Hot Chocolate
- 20. Acorn Donut Holes
- 21. Chocolate Dipped Candy Corn
- 22. Baked Apple Chips
- 23. Pumpkin Fluff
- 24. Snickerdoodle Cookie
- 25. Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes
- 26. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- 27. Condensed Milk Brownies
- 28. Brownies
- 29. Popcorn Snack Mix Fall
- 30. Halloween Cookies
- 31. Strawberry Apple Sauce
- 32. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- 33. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- 34. Apple Granola
- 35. Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies
- 36. Pumpkin Spice Hummus
- 37. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 38. Salted Caramels Pumpkin
- 39. Chocolate Coconut Bar
- 40. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- 41. Caramel Apple Dip
- 42. Apple Nachos
- 43. Healthy Power Balls
- 44. Pumpkin Banana Bread
- 45. Sweet Potato Rolls
- 46. Coconut Flour Muffins
- 47. Vegan Apple Muffins
- 48. Pumpkin Protein Balls
- 49. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
- 50. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 51. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Thanksgiving Treat!
Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!