Monday, November 13, 2023

Turkey Sandwich Snacks

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away, so now is a good time to start thinking turkey. When my kids were younger I made these adorable turkey themed snack size sandwiches so they would start to be excited about celebrating Thanksgiving. 

Ten years ago I first shared this post as a guest post on another blog.  Even ten years later, these turkey sandwich snacks are fun to make and eat. 

What is great about these sandwiches is you do not actually have to use turkey.  You can use whatever filling you want. If you do use something like peanut butter and jelly though, you might not want to use sweet peppers for the feathers.  Pretzel sticks would be a tastier choice.   

 When my kids were young, they were not fans of crust.  Now that they are older they don't mind it, but I like the smaller size of the bread with no crush.  I used a circle shape cookie cutter to make the head.  At the time of this post I could not find my plain circle, so I used this one instead.  I just cut off the little piece that sticks out.  

Once you fill your bread with some kind of filling, some good choices are chicken salad, tuna, or turkey and cheese, you are going to need to add the feathers.  I sliced sweet peppers in orange, red and yellow into long strips, and then cut them in half. Place the peppers on top of the bottom slice of the sandwich and arrange them so that the will stick out of the sandwich like feathers. Once they are in place, add the top layer of the sandwich.   

Use a little bit more sandwich filling to the circle piece of bread and place it on top of the sandwich.  I used cranberries cut in half for the eyes, and attached them with a tiny bit of cream cheese. If you do not like cranberries that's okay, grapes or raisins would work too.  I cut a small triangle out of yellow pepper for the beak, and small slice of the red pepper for the snood.  

These sandwiches are fun to make and eat with the kids. 

 Another tradition that my kids and I used to do is make Thankful turkeys.  I would cut a turkey and feather shapes out of construction paper and then we would write what we were thankful for.  

In more recent years, I made a Thankful Turkey Craft Kit so others can easily make a Thankful Turkey too.  You can find them at this link here in my Etsy shop.  

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