Create a snack board for easy entertaining for Thanksgiving that your family and friends will want to gobble!
This turkey snack board is an easy way to entertain family or friends over Thanksgiving, and is as fun to make as it is to eat! To begin, start with a wood board or serving tray of your choice and a pear to create your turkey.
Cut your pear in half and place it in the center of your board. To create Tom Turkey’s face, I used some cream cheese as the ‘glue’ to attach Wilton Candy Eyeballs leftover from Halloween, an almond for a beak, and a sliver of red grape as the turkey’s wattle. Slivers of cheese provide the turkey legs or you can use pretzels sticks if you prefer.
I have an assortment of fall pie punches to add pie crust leaf embellishments that I’ve used for Mini Pumpkin Pies, a Double Crust Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Cheese Ball. For the snack board, I used the punches to stamp out leaves from a variety package of Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Colby Jack and Swiss cheese.
Notes: Reserve scraps of cheese for another use like a casserole, grilled cheese, etc. For quicker assembly of your board, cut your cheese leaves up to 3 days in advance, wrapped well with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. You can find fall pie punches at kitchen stores, the baking aisle of the craft store and online.
Now the fun part begins. . . assembling your turkey’s fantail of snacks!
In addition to cheese, I used an assortment of crackers, almonds, dried apricots, red and green seedless grapes and some salami and fontina cheese rolls that I cut in half.
Add olives, cured meats, veggies, pretzels or whatever snacks your family prefers to your Thanksgiving snack board.
You can find more Thanksgiving recipes you’ll want to gobble, HERE.
The winners of my giveaway and a Royal Wessex by Churchill Turkey Dinner Plate are:
Thanks to all who entered! 🦃
You might also like a Turkey Dessert Board for easy entertaining to celebrate Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.
You’ll serve up smiles and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth too!
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What a delicious looking Turkey Day Snack Board! I could gobble it up right now……..
Love the mixture of colors.
Thanks again for my beautiful Turkey Plate.
Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving 🦃
Your turkey snack board is so cute! I wish my grandchildren were coming for Thanksgiving because they would love this.
I’m excited to be one of the lucky winners of your giveaway. I love the turkey plate.
Thanks for all the inspiration. Pinning.
You just never cease to amaze me with your talent to come up with yet another really cute and very doable idea! Congratulations to the winners and thank you for having such a really nice site.
You are amazing! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful and delightful ideas!
You weren’t showing up in my feed so I kinda got away from you…..today you showed up and I am so excited!!! Love this little turkey snack tray!!! So cute!!! Always love your recipes and gardening ideas!! Have a great day!!!
This is really fantastic Mary! My kind of snacking and I love the idea of using the punches on cheese:@)
Mary, I can’t wait to see my turkey plate in person. You are so kind w/ your giveaways! This post and the pie appetizers are just perfect for my Thanksgiving Day plans as my grandson-in-law has to work that day. So the combo will help the rest of us make it thru the day while we wait for the “main event”. I will have to check my baking stash and see what I have that might work for Mr. Tom’s feathers. Thank you once again; you always make my day!
Good morning ☀️ 🍁 Mary! Thank you for another adorable idea! Love 🧡 following
your blog!!! Thank you so much!!!
That is so cute and with endless choices it will please everyone, VERY creative, I love anything with stamped leaves ☺
Mary…this is cuteness overload, and so easy! I can’t get over it! You are one amazing woman!!
All the best to you this Thanksgiving!!
Positively amazing!!! You come up with absolutely the most clever ideas I have ever seen. We are visiting my daughter and her family and her comment was “She’s put a lot of work into that” and it is quite obvious you have. Thank you for the step by step directions. Congrats to the winners of the Royal Wessex plate, it should be a great addition to your Thanksgivings Day Dinner.
Leaving for Florida tomorrow. I think my grands will love making this with me… Fun and tasty! Clever girl…
Very sweet and easy, too! I just ordered some stamping cutters for fall and winter. I love how they dress things up. Thank you, Mary.
I have seen lots of versions of turkey snacks Mary but yours is by far the cutest! This would bring a lot of smiles, not to mention fingers 😋 to any fall gathering!! Your pear turkey is adorable and all his feathers look very delicious!! The cheese leaves are fantastic!
Oh my gosh – that is DARLING! I would have to take a zillion pictures before I let anyone eat it! :) I agree with Jenna – the cheese leaves are brilliant! Thanks yet again for another wonderful idea! Happy Monday!
Oh oh oh how cute! Congratulations to all the winners!
Thanks for all the amazing ides!
Too cute!!! Will try this for sure!! CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!! ❤️🦃🦃🦃🦃
Mary, I adore this turkey snack board, so creative! I think this would be great for the day after Thanksgiving!
Mary, this is adorable and I’m pinning for sure! What a fun, creative snack, can’t wait to make him. I am sure he will be as fun to make as the turkey cupcakes were. It’s like they come alive, 😄. I am “over -the -moon” happy to be a winner of that darling Tom plate with the farm scene. Now my collection has started! I am not sure why you didn’t receive my original thank you with my address, but I’ve sent it again to be sure, as I don’t want to miss out on this great win! Please let me know that you have received my address. Thanks again and congrats to the other winners. 🍊🍂
That’s a great board of apps! So festive and fun! Pinning, thanks!
Mary, what a fun idea! My granddaughters would love making that with me. Thank you as always for the inspiration!
Congrats to the winners ! This post is so “cute”. I hope you’ll do a Christmas one .
Thank you Eloise! Here’s an easy Christmas Cheeseboard from several years ago: https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2016/12/16/christmas-tree-cheese-board-and-easy-holiday-appetizers/
Oh this is so cute I am going to definitely do a version of this on my charcuterie tray for thanksgiving. Love the creativity! Congratulations to all the winners of the beautiful plate. It is surely destined to become an heirloom! Hugs, Dorinda
How darling! I have that set of cutters, but never thought to use them on cheese. You always inspire me!
Oh My Gosh, is what I said when I saw this adorable turkey!!!! Mary, it is so perfect for an appetizer for a Thanksgiving! Actually, I could make a complete meal out of it. It’s just the cutest thing, and I have those Fall pie punches. Thank you, as always, for inspiring me! 🍁🧡🍂
So festive! Love that you used pie punches, I have them for all seasons/occasions – they come in so handy! Always so inspirational, thanks for sharing. Might make a tray just for myself . . . 🦃
This is amazing!! What a creative idea!
What a great idea! This will work great for our turkey day gathering.
Adorable Mary !!~~
How adorable…and delicious! A delightful display!
I love, love this cheese board and definitely will make it to bring to my son’s 1st feast with my DIL as a married couple. Can you please share where you found those red, round crackers? I’d love to get some for our gobbler too!
Hi Nancy, They’re 3 Seed Beet Crackers from Trader Joe’s: https://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/3-seed-beet-crackers 🦃
Mary your “boards” are always amazing. I look forward to them each season and you never disappoint. Your brain must work on overtime to come up with such original ideas. I do most of my thinking as I lay in bed, but nothing as unique as yours,
Kari @ Me and My Captain.
Does anyone know what the red chip or crackers are?
They’re 3 Seed Beet Crackers from Trader Joe’s. 🦃