If any of your meat-eating friends ever wonder what a vegan eats,
You can point them over here to learn what
a veggie lover consumes on Thanksgiving:
Not just any turkey, mind you, but…
One that is covered in chocolate.
With 2 candy eyes slapped on it, none-the-less.
Look, they are in love!
Reunited and it feels so good…
Yeah, yeah, these creatures look cute, but looks can be deceiving.
They were a pain in the rear to assemble.
Put your patience apron on.
You are going to need it!
Chocolate-Covered Turkeys Recipe
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Strawberries (stems sliced off)
- 4-5 almonds for the feathers + 1/2 almond for beak
- popsicle sticks
- vegan chocolate chips
- edible eyes
Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate onto the turkey.
These suckers are delicate!
Allowing the chocolate to firm up and set will solidify the almonds in place.
…Get used to the idea that the almonds are probably going to pop out of the strawberry.
It’s as true of a fact as when I scream like a little school girl
any time a Justin Timberlake song comes on the radio…
He really does bring sexy back.
(((I don’t know why I said that. I don’t really do or think that…
Man, I wish I wasn’t such a liar)))
But I do drive a Dodge Stratus.
Sorry. Things just come out of my mouth and I cannot help it.
But you know who isn’t a liar?
Especially a chocolate-covered one on a popsicle stick…
(Helpful hint: use a bowl filled with rice to set these turkey pops up while the chocolate is setting)
Now that is a fact you can count on!
Loving these – totally made me smile! Plus it includes chocolate – how can you go wrong?!?!?!
You can’t go wrong. That’s just the point 🙂
Susmitha - Veganosaurus
Aweeeee!!!! Sooo cute!!! 🙂 And yummy too!!
They really are yummy! Thank you 🙂
Dawn (Vegan Fazool)
Wonder if there is anything else pyramidal-like shaped that could be the base instead of the strawberry? I’m thinking that is what’s giving the trouble keeping the almonds in place…
Anyway, I love these guys!!
You get on that one, Dawn! Once you figure out a better way, you take pictures and post them, ya heard? 🙂 xo
Okay I never celebrated Thanksgiving (in fact once, but I was invited to an American family that lived around so that doesn’t count as my party) but this year I will -just to get the chance to make these adorable strawberry turkeys
I say things that are patently untrue so I can watch people’s faces freeze as they try so hard not to ask what loony bin I escaped from. It’s actually quite fun. Most of them catch on after a year or two though. Rats.
Cute, creative chocolate creatures, Cara’s chosen career. Only they’d stare me down before I could eat them. Do you suppose that’s why I always eat the chocolate bunny head first? Oh, and you probably did this but generally it you make a slit before you stick something into something else it stays better. And NO I do not want to hear it!!!
Laurel, I dare you to use that piece of advice while making these turkeys. muahahahaha. I’m laughing because, yes, that is a FABULOUS idea, but will not help you one bit only in this circumstance!
OK, here’s what happened (I sound like Monk) http://inoyan.narod.ru/kaleidoskop.swf
That good, huh? haha
You are so funny. I love your posts. And your recipes. And your opinion of Justin Timberlake. He did most certainly bring sexy back.
You are my second most favorite vegan blogger (Kathy Hester is my best friend in real life, so she gets favorite blogger status, sorry).
If Kathy was my best friend in real life, I would shout it from the rooftops as well. I 100% am okay with 2nd place 🙂 (after all, 1st the worst, 2nd the best) hahaha. Just kidding, Kathy.
Cute turkeys and a funny post! I say stuff sometimes as well and then I have no clue why I said it. Sometimes I think that I forget to turn on my “filter” before I start speaking. LOL!
Ooooohhhhh, a filter? Hmmm, I should go buy one of those. Where can I get one? 🙂
Do you get vegan chocolate chips delivered to your house by the truckload or what?! If so, can the truck stop at my house too?
I love their little eyes and wings. They look very surprised. “How did I find myself on this popsicle stick? Where am I going from here?” Definitely fits into my new cute-ivore diet.
I have a vegan cow that squirts out vegan chocolate in my backyard. It’s very cost effective, Nikki. I need to send you my rough draft posts so you can add funny commentary to it…haha 🙂
Lady, I think you need to just face the fact that you are a candy blogger. This is so stinkin’ adorable! And to paraphrase Joey Tribbiani: Strawberries? Good! Almonds? Good! Chocolate? Guuuuud!
Nooooooooooooo! Don’t box be in with labels!!!! 🙂 ha
I’m going to box you in with little paper wrappers tied up with a shiny elastic bow. *box,box,box*
I’m glad you understood me despite my annoying grammatical error. Help! I’m stuck in a box with a bunch of overpriced package wrap!
What gramactular error?
Wow, Cara! Those are super-cute! I may have to try making them with Malia………except that the part about having patience kinda worries me…… 😉
Yes you should!! Don’t let the annoying almonds that pop out at every moment worry you 🙂 As long as you are prepared for them to do so, you should be fine. haha.
C’mon, admit it, you *do* think JT brings sexyback.
Another adorbs food offering 😀
Okay, okay, he *really* does, Dawn! No he doesn’t!!! <—split personality. Was this just a way for you to come clean about your love for JT?
Yep. Although, at least I don’t really try to hide it.
I don’t like him, Dawn! Stop trying to make me admit things that are false!!! 🙂
These are awesome! Now I can finally eat turkey without wanting to throw-up from that gamey smell. 🙂
Eeeew, I just smelled it in my imaginary mind and now I wanna barf. Thanks Babs.
these are so cute! i love your creativity!
Oh Caitlin, you are making this girl blush. Thank you for thinking so 🙂 You are very sweet to say that.
I’m coming too! (even though I don’t really have Thanksgiving). But I’m down for going to your place to eat some of these super cute chocolate turkey’s. I think making these sounds fun, even with the defiant almonds. I’ll bring the Madonna CD’s!
Man, I’ve actually been listening to Madonna all night, funny enough. It’s 3:45 am and I’m still awake listening to the last CD while I’m supposed to be ‘studying’. And you know, I don’t even really like her music that much. I think I’m just jealous of her or something.
Anyway, I love this idea. You can’t go wrong with strawberries and chocolate 🙂
So many things to address here: 1). How in the world can you even function at 3:45am? My brain shuts off by 9pm! 2). I had a good chuckle in regards to you bringing the Madonna CDs. Hilarious. 3). You are not jealous of Madonna, Isobelle. She looks like beef jerky. 4). What in the world were you studying? 5). You really can’t go wrong with chocolate and strawberries, now can you?
Okay I think I got them all 🙂
geeze, and so many things to answer! 🙂
1). I really don’t know how I function. But it’s 6am now and I have to get to work by 7 so I better get cracking! I just finished. Half arsed-ly.
2). I’m glad you got a chuckle
3). No I really am jealous of Madonna. She’s got spunk!
4). I have a ten page English analysis paper due today that I left until 11 pm to start, and then I have to study for my mid-term too. I’m a procrastinator. And I despise school work in general. haha. It’s a waste of my time.
5). I almost forgot five – no. 🙂
That was an efficient and detailed answer. I’m very impressed! One last question: what are you in school for?
Okay, I’m just about to run out the door! haha
I’m in school for Fine Arts and Art History. Mainly Fine Arts 🙂
Have a good day Cara!
Oooohhh, artsy fartsy Isobelle! 🙂 Good luck with the midterm. xo
Ha, funny that you were still up at 3:45am.. I was just waking up at 3:45am 🙂 You crazy night owl! I don’t know how you do it.
Hahah, I find myself saying things sometimes (becuase they sound so good in my head) and then I’m all.. wait a minute, that wasn’t even remotely true; I totally made that up. But sometimes I can’t help it.
These turkeys are adorable. I’m coming to your house for Thanksgiving!
Does that make us sociopathic liars or maybe just fun girls? haha. My motto is: If it’s funny who cares if it’s the truth. Maybe we are stand-up comedians at heart? They lie about facts all the time just to get a laugh 🙂 And yes, come over! Isobelle’s bringing Madonna! *okay, her CDs really, but now I want her to bring Madonna*
Umm, fun girls – duh! I make up lies all the time, get people all worked up and then I’m all.. just kidding, that was a total lie. They look at me mortified, like – HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME? Pft, people don’t know how to take a joke. Or have a laugh. Or let loose.
Ok, I know we all joke around about getting together.. but it would be so. freaking. awesome if we actually did!!!!!!!!!!!
HAHA! I want to witness one of your lies, Ashlae! When people ask what happens to me when I eat gluten, I tell them I grow a mustache and I start speaking Spanish for no reason 🙂 For reals though, if you, me and Isobelle *actually* dance in the kitchen with beef jerky (Madonna) playing in the background, that will be the most glorious thing ever. Can we make that happen??? Slumber party!