Chocolate Brownie Turkey Tart
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 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!
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 :)
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.
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!
Chocolate Brownie Turkey Tart
- 1 box brownie mix + ingredients listed on the back
- 1-2 bags regular m&ms
- 2 candy eyeballs
- 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2.5-3.5 cups powdered sugar
- 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.
This is so cute! Your treats are so clever. I love it!
Thank you Mandy!!
So adorable! My kids will love this turkey tart!
Beth you make the most festive and fun desserts! You make me want to get all creative and crafty with mine! I would love a slice of this turkey tart!
I just like making cute things!!
Precious! I don’t even know if I could dig into it – okay yes yes I could. And I say we try to find our own Martha Stewart team to help us out for Thanksgiving!
OMG that’s so adorable! And that frosting looks so rich! Yum
This is my kind of dessert! I LOVE brownies and M&M’s are one of my favorite candies. I love how easy this is, because me and cute desserts do not mix :)
I know you could make this one!!
This is so cute! I’d have a hard time eating his body. Oh who am I kidding, I’d “gobble” him up!
You seriously make the cutest and yummiest desserts ever!! Love how easy the tart is and the walk through pics are perfect for my scattered brain. Wish I could have a slice right now.
Oh goodness, thank you Cyndi!
This looks adorable. What a fun way to have a dessert for thanksgiving. My kids would love this!
You always come up with the cutest, most adorable desserts! (I’m still in awe of the turkey cake!) Love the step-by-step photos. I think my nieces and nephews would love to decorate this with me next weekend :)
Thank you Maryanne!! I think my nieces and nephews would love to help too!
This cake keeps popping up in my Pinterest feed and it is the cutest thing. Great idea!
Aww thank you!
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.
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 ????