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Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

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Round out your holiday meal or get together with a variety of tasty appetizers. This page contains Thanksgiving appetizer recipes.


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December 7, 20050 found this helpful

These are really cute turkeys made out of apples that kids can make for school or just eat as a snack. They also make adorable Holiday Table decorations. They can be made with either Fruit Loops or raisins. Variations: head can be a cut out that is glued on or a large marshmallow with raisin eyes and a candy corn stuck into it for a beak.



To make the feathers: Take raisins or Fruit Loops and slide onto toothpicks about 3/4 the way down.


Place a mini-marshmallow on the end. You will need 6 or 7 "feathers" depending on the size of your apple. Stick the "feathers" into the back of the apple.

To make the head: Slide raisins down toothpick and top with a green olive (head). Use cloves for eyes. If your olive has a pimiento you can pull it out the back of the olive and let it hang so that it looks like a turkey wattle.

Insert three toothpicks under the turkey so it can stand freely.

By Cheryl Lore from Asheville, NC

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November 5, 20041 found this helpful

* Each ingredient in this snack mix symbolizes something associated with Thanksgiving.

2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks - shaped as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty.


2 cups pretzels - represent arms folded in thanks and prayer.

1 cup candy corn - during the first winter, the Pilgrims were each alloted only 5 kernels of corn per day because food was so scarce.

1 cup dried or candy fruits - Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.

1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds - seeds represent the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together. Other ingredients such as dry cereals, candies, or marshmallows can also be added. Make this mix as a family and eat while discussing each ingredient and how it relates to Thanksgiving.

By Kathy

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November 6, 2008


  • 1 package pretzels (11oz.)
  • 1 package mini Ritz crackers with peanut butter (10oz.)
  • 1 package Cheez Its
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 package candy corn (18 oz.)
  • 1 package M and M's (10 oz.)
  • 1 package peanut butter M&M's or Reese's Pieces (10 oz.)


In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, crackers and peanuts together. In a large saucepan, combine the butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium and heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. (Mixture will foam.) Pour over pretzel mixture and stir until coated. Pour into a greased 15x10 inch pan. Bake at 250 degrees F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Break apart while warm. Toss M and M's and candy corn in. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. (You can also add Chex cereal, golden crackers or anything that you think sounds good.)

By Robin from Washington, IA

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