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KIT KAT® Bar Turkey Cupcakes


3 hours
Skill Level
42 cupcakes

Gobble gobble. Welcome a few extra turkeys to your table with this fun Thanksgiving themed cupcake recipe with edible KIT KAT® tail feathers. 

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
3 hours


  • 42
    chocolate cupcakes*
  • 2-1/2 cups
    chocolate frosting
  • 84
    candy eyes
  • 42
    REESE’S Peanut Butter Baking Chips
  • 42
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
  • 32
    KIT KAT® Bars
  • 1/2 cup
    REESE'S PIECES Candies
  • Royal Icing
  • 1/2 cup
    powdered sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • warm water
  • 3/4 tsp
    meringue powder (pasteurized dried egg whites)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
cookie sheet cookie sheet
wire rack wire rack
food storage bag food storage bag

Bake and frost 42 cupcakes. Prepare Royal Icing following instructions below. Note that the royal icing is not the same icing you will use for the cupcakes.


For each turkey you’ll need: 1 frosted cupcake, 1 REESE‘S Miniature, 2 candy eyes, 1 REESE’S Peanut Butter Chip, and 3 sections of KIT KAT® Wafer Bar.


To create each turkey head, use Royal Icing to attach candy eyes and REESE’S Peanut Butter Chip to each REESE’S Miniature. Reserve enough Royal Icing to make feathers.


Break KIT KAT® Bars into individual fingers. Use reserved Royal Icing to attach three REESE’S PIECES Candies to each KIT KAT® Bar piece.


Attach heads and feathers to the frosted cupcakes to decorate to look like turkeys. Then, serve!

Royal Icing:

Stir together ingredients. Add additional water, ½ teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Cover with a damp paper towel to prevent from drying out.

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