Thanksgiving Mini Brownie Turkeys Recipe

Thanksgiving Mini Brownie Turkeys Recipe – Miniature turkey brownies are the perfect little bite, and dressing them up for Thanksgiving makes a fun project to do with your kiddos or grands! Makes a great kid-friendly addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Servings: 12


nonstick cooking spray (such as BakeEasy®)

Mini Brownies:

¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
⅛ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt


3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar


24 candy eyeballs
12 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&M’s®)
60 candy corn, or as needed


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

Make the brownies: Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until batter is smooth. Divide batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 14 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting: Combine butter, cocoa powder, and milk in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and mix until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Spoon frosting in a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #10 tip. Pipe a circle of frosting near the bottom half of each mini brownie to create the turkey’s head. Add two candy eyes. Add 1 red chocolate piece to form the beak. Pipe 5 lines of frosting in the shape of a semi-circle formation coming up from the head. Place a piece of candy corn on each of the 5 lines to form the turkey’s feathers.


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