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This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
Where are all of the easy dessert lovers?!!

This recipe is for you!

Thanksgiving is busy enough. Between the turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, the vegetable sides, the rolls.. you practically need a schedule of what’s going in the oven when! Unless you have a dedicated thanksgiving team (Hi Martha Stewart!) you probably don’t have time to make all of those thanksgiving dishes PLUS a 3 layer turkey cake for dessert! Although this cake is SOO cute, we have an easier alternative that is still cute and delicious!

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
This turkey tart is easy, I promise! If you don’t have a tart pan, use a round cake pan, preferably 8 or 9 inches.

Read closely because the directions might be confusing…

buy a box of brownie mix and follow the directions on the back!

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
WHOA! Secret’s out. If you have a favorite homemade brownie recipe, you can use that.. but don’t forget about the 2,582 other things you have to make for thanksgiving. Maybe you’ll reconsider that box of brownie mix :)

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
And this dessert isn’t really about the brownie.. it’s about the cute turkey you get to create. I used regular m&ms and just picked out all the greens and blues and gave those to Ryan! Use the brown, red, yellow and orange ones to create your turkey. There wasn’t quite enough of each color in one bag, so I ended up digging through 2 bags.

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
After the brownie is done baking and cooled, spread on chocolate buttercream. I felt like it was easiest to start with the turkey’s feet and then create an outline of his body using brown m&ms.

Begin to add his feathers, going in any color order or making any kind of pattern you want. Then fill in his body with brown m&ms. Add a beak, I used 2 m&ms cut in half and 1 whole m&m. Add candy eyes. Gobble gobble!

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!

This chocolate brownie turkey tart is a fun Thanksgiving dessert! Ready in 1 hour!
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Chocolate Brownie Turkey Tart

By: Beth
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 servings
Brownie mix and quick candies make this a fast dessert so you can focus on the main meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix + ingredients listed on the back
  • 1-2 bags regular m&ms
  • 2 candy eyeballs

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2.5-3.5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven according to the directions on the brownie box.
  • Liberally butter the sides and bottom of a tart pan. I suggest using one with a removable bottom.
  • Place the tart pan on another baking sheet. Pour the brownie mix into the pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the brownie to cool completely before unmolding it.
  • Top the brownie with chocolate buttercream.
  • Arrange the m&ms to form a turkey.
  • I felt like it was easiest to start with the turkey’s feet and then create an outline of his body using brown m&ms.
  • Begin to add his feathers, going in any color order or making any kind of pattern you want. Then fill in his body with brown m&ms. Add a beak, I used 2 m&ms cut in half and 1 whole m&m. Add candy eyes, using extra buttercream to act as glue.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. I love this chocolate turkey tart. I’m going to make it and I know my kids will love to help because they’ll eat all the blue and green m&ms while we’re designing the turkey! Such a cute tart. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

  2. We added three red M&Ms in a line to the side of and down from the beak for the waddle and candy eyes with lashes to pretty her up a bit ????