Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Treats

A sweet friend made these treats for the women in our church and I thought they were so adorable, I had to share.

 

Materials Needed:

Small waffle or sugar cones

M & M's or other candies

Rubber bands

Squares of plastic wrap

Some type of ribbon

1. Soak the tip of the waffle cone in warm water for about 20 seconds. My friend said to put a little water on the inside of the cone too.

2. Remove from water and microwave the wet waffle cone for about 20 seconds.

3. Roll the softened tip of the cone around a clean pencil and hold it in place for about 20 seconds.

4. After the cone has hardened completely, fill with candies, cover the opening with plastic wrap, use the rubber band to secure the wrap, and tie a ribbon around to hide the rubber band.

That's it! So simple and so cute! They would be perfect class party treats or neighbor treats or a fun pre-Turkey snack on Thanksgiving day. I might make one to go on each plate around the table, so people have something to snack on while they're waiting for dinner. You could even use them as place markers at the table and add a little tag onto the ribbon that says each person's name. So fun!

36 comments:

  1. These are totally darling. Thanks for the great, simple idea! I made them to give to some friends, even though I'm a tad late for Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a cute idea! Pinned it to remember to make them for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  3. Plan on doing this for my class

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  4. At my school we have to make a craft for our Thanksgiving luncheon, Thanks for the great idea! I've also seen a craft that used bugles and runts.

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  5. Couldn't get the end to curl. Threw out all but 5 cones. Decided to use them and make Tepees out of them to add to the platter of Pilgrim Hats and Oreo Turkeys. Looks like such a great idea....wish it worked. :~(

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  6. Christian Sister,

    I am so sorry these didn't work for you. They came together so easily for me. I wonder what happened? Sorry about that. Your platter sounds darling anyway with Pilgrim Hats and Oreo Turkeys.

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  7. How long did it take for the cones to harden completely? I am making these for my son's Sunday School class!

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  8. I would make them the night before to give them plenty of time to harden.

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  9. They didn't curl for me either. I tried soaking them longer & shorter. I also tried putting them in the microwave longer and shorter. :( Instead, I just filled them and put the ribbon on with out the ends done up nicely.

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  10. Well, darnitt! I am sorry you are having problems! I wonder if it depends on what brand of waffle cones you buy? I bet even with a straight tip they were still cute. Sorry it didn't work better for you!

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  11. Going to try it anyhow, even if they do not curl, still very cute!

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  12. These are adorable! My son and I are going to make these for each place setting at the Thanksgiving table!!

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  13. I did it and they turned out adorable! Thanks for the idea! :)

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  14. My son and I made these for him to take to school and share with his first grade class. They came out great and he was so happy taking them in this mornng! Thank you for such an easy and adorable Thanksgiving treat!

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  15. Made these for my daughters preschool. I used sixlets instead of M&Ms bc they were cheaper. I also took out all the green ones so that they were fall colors ( red, yellow, orange and brown). wrapped them with Brown and orange ribbon and they turned out great. I did have to heat mine longer in the microwave (30 seconds) but other than that they worked!

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  16. What brand of waffle cones do you use?






    What brand of waffle cones do you use? Love this going to give it a try.










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  17. Michelle, I don't remember what brand (made them last year), but anything mainstream from your local grocery store should work fine. For those of you who made them THIS year, what brand did you use?

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  18. I saw this on facebook and fell in love. It took me a few tries and rereading but I got it. I bought target brand sugar cones, less then 2 bucks. I soaked them in a mug for about 20 seconds. I also filled them with water about half way. Microwaved them for 30 seconds and the folded great. I didn't use the pencil, I just bent it about half way. We made about 25 so that's a lot of m&m's to fill with. Waiting for them to harden again but so far they are so cute and good for older kids to help with. Thanks for the adorable idea =)

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  19. This so did not work. I used Keebler brand waffle cones and the ends just disintegrate. The kids just filled the remainder of the cone up with fresh berries and had a fun snack.

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  20. I wet the ends and then placed them with the ends perched up on the edge of a cookie sheet to dry, had to dry overnight. Worked fine with about 30 seconds in the water and 5 seconds in the microwave. Good luck!

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  21. My eighteen year old daughter and I made these tonight. It's brutal to get the ends the right consistency to curl. We tried adjusting each variable (soak time, microwave time, technique), but it just didn't work well. I, too, wonder if the cone brand was a factor.

    Also, I didn't want my M&Ms to be loose, so I used marshmallow Fluff to stick them to the inside of the cone.

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  23. Oh my goodness, these are way too cute!! What a creative idea! (and delicious! ;)

    I wanted to invite you to link it up at my Sharing Time link party- I would love to see you there regularly!
    http://www.raisingmemories.com/2013/09/september-2013-sharing-time-week-in.html

    Hope you're having a great night!
    ~Heather

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'll stop by your link party, but I have to warn you that I'm not great at doing link parties regularly. I am such a scatterbrain!

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  24. I am wondering if these work better with sugar cones. Waffle cones seem like they would be too thick. Any thoughts?

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    1. I think sugar cones would work better. Good call, Cindy!

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  25. Good morning, Jennifer! I'm stopping by to let you know that I featured your super cute Thanksgiving Cornucopia Treats on my blog today!:
    http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/11/making-season-bright-with-leftover.html

    Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely first weekend of November!

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    1. Thank you for the link back. What a great idea to use Halloween candy for Thanksgiving!

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  26. this is AWESOME. thankx for the great idea. im going to do this for my school thanksgiving potluck =^.^=

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  27. I made these today, using sugar cones. They worked perfectly, and were very easy to do. After soaking the cone, I wrapped the bottom portion in a damp paper towel before microwaving. If you do this, be careful of the steam when you remove the paper towels. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Oh, good! I'm so glad they worked well for you. Thanks for the tips!

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  28. We made them with sugarcones it took 25 seconds in water and 30 in microwave and they were easier to curl. I didn't think the pencil was all that easy. I added reeces pieces and hershey kisses to fill some space so not to use as many m&ms.

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  29. I made these for our church potluck. They were a big hit! I filled mine with candy corn and candy pumkins.

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    1. I bet the candy corns and pumpkins were so cute! I like that even better than M&M's!

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