How to Make a Thanksgiving Place Card Holder With Chocolate-Covered Cherries

How to Make a Turkey Place Card Holder for Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day, everyone! In honor of our favorite Thanksgiving bird, we’ll show you how to create handsome little turkeys out of Fannie May chocolate-covered cherries … and use them as a place card holders for your guests! They’re easy and fun to make, and your friends will gobble them up within seconds.


One box of Fannie May chocolate-covered cherries
One box of fudge-striped cookies
One bag of chocolate-covered malted milk balls
One bag of candy corn
One bag of chocolate chips


How to Make a Turkey Body Using Chocolate-Covered Cherries

  1. Lay one chocolate cookie down on a plate, fudge side up. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and stir. Using the melted chocolate as “glue,” attach one Fannie May chocolate-covered cherry to the top of the cookie.How to Make Turkey Tail Feathers for Place Card Holder
  2. With the melted chocolate, attach about five pieces of candy corn along the top rim of another cookie, with the pointy part of the candy corn facing in toward the center of the cookie. Cool the cookie off in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened. The fan-shaped candy corn will act as the tail feathers of the turkey.How to Make Turkey Heads for Thanksgiving Place Card Holder
  3. Create the head of the turkey by using the melted chocolate to “glue” a piece of candy corn to the face of the malted milk ball. Cool the malted milk ball off in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened.How to Attach Tail Feathers to Turkey Body for Place Card Holder
  4. Stand up the ring-shaped cookie, with the feathers at the top, so that it creates a 90-degree angle with the cookie beneath the chocolate-covered cherry. With melted chocolate, attach the cookie to the back of the chocolate-covered cherry. Let it cool in the refrigerator.How to Attach the Turkey Head to the Chocolate-Covered Cherry
  5. Once the body of the turkey has cooled, use the melted chocolate to attach the head of the turkey to the top of the chocolate-covered cherry.How to Make Feet for Turkey Place Card Holder
  6. Cut two pieces of candy corn in half, horizontally. With melted chocolate, attach two halves of the candy corn at the bottom of the chocolate-covered cherry to create the turkey’s feet. Let the whole turkey cool in the refrigerator before serving.
  7. Place the finished turkey at the center of a guest’s dinner plate. Print out a name card, or draw one yourself, and stand it up next to the turkey.

And there you have it: an adorable little gobbler to welcome your guest to the Thanksgiving dinner table!

What other kinds of Thanksgiving crafts will you make with Fannie May chocolates?

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