Thanksgiving Treat: Pirate’s Booty Turkey Snacks

by jessicaturner on November 20, 2014

Pirate's Booty Turkey Snacks: Easy tutorial for a fun Thanksgiving treat

This post is sponsored by Pirate’s Booty.

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away, isn’t it? This month is FLYING by!

While Matthew was out of the country, the kids and I came up with a fun snack perfect for Thanksgiving treats at school or for a family gathering.
Pirates Booty

Thanksgiving snacks using pirate's booty

We were sent a huge box of Pirate’s Booty (every kids’ favorite snack) to use for our Thanksgiving snack! I immediately thought of doing a twist on the traditional handprint turkey using food service gloves.

Thanksgiving snacks using Pirates Booty, m&ms and gloves

Food and supplies you’ll need to make your Pirate’s Booty Turkey Snacks

Steps to make your Pirates Booty Turkey Snacks

  • Fill the fingers about 1/3 of the way with M&Ms. We used fall colors, but use whatever you have.
  • Then fill the gloves with Pirates Booty, being careful not to overstuff. My kids loved helping with this part!

Thanksgiving snacks using Pirates Booty, m&ms and gloves

Thanksgiving snacks using Pirates Booty, m&ms and gloves

    • Using an orange pipe cleaner, close the bottom of the bag, then bed the ends of the pipe cleaner to look like turkey feet.
    • Wrap pipe cleaners around the four fingers to look like feathers.

Turkey snacks using Pirate's Booty

  • Wrap a red pipe cleaner at the base of the neck to look like a gobble.
  • Affix and eye and the beak to the thumb for the turkey face. (We always have foam stickers around, so I just cut an orange one in the shape of a beak. The adhesive made it really easy to attach.)

I would recommend buying small gloves! We had large ones and it took a lot of Pirate’s Booty to fill the bags.

With having young kids, I am always looking for teachable moments to talk about thankfulness, and the Thanksgiving season provides that in abundance. While we were making the turkeys, we talked about who we could give them to to show gratitude. We decided to keep two for the kids and give the other two to Adeline’s teachers.

Teachers are such a blessing and thanking them at unexpected times – like during the month of Thanksgiving – is always appreciated!

For more Thanksgiving inspiration, check out my Thanksgiving board on Pinterest.

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Mary Cardini-Anderson November 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

I love the handprint Turkey that your children made. It looks like they were having lots of fun! I’ve never heard of Pirate’s Booty but will be looking for it at my local stores today.

Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Mary from NH


SHeila November 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

Cute ! Someone in my kids class did something similar for Halloween with candy corn at the end to look like nails. But to be honest, it was kind of gross after it had been in the plastic glove for a few days. So we tossed it :(


jessicaturner November 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

Candy corn makes everything gross. :)


Megan November 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

Love this!!! My boys will have so much making this! The only place I can find pirates booty is at Sam’s Club or sometimes Target! Thanks for sharing!


jessicaturner November 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

That’s crazy. All of our grocery stores have it in Nashville!


Vera Sweeney November 20, 2014 at 10:38 am



Robin Dance November 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I sorta need to adopt some children to have an excuse to make things like this again. How dare my children grow up?! They’re darling!!


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