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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.
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Directions:

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.

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November 6, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 package pretzels (11oz.)
  • 1 package mini Ritz crackers with peanut butter (10oz.)
  • 1 package Cheez Its
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 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.)

Directions

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.)
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