Create fun placeholders that your guests will love with these Meal Markers Thanksgiving Treats. Simple to personalize and decorate, these easy Thanksgiving desserts double as seat assignments for your friends and family. Made of Candy Melts candy and fondant, these Thanksgiving treats are fine sitting out at room temperature. Decorate the edges of these meal markers with festive sprinkles to add a harvest touch to your candy plaques.
Reserve 1 Candy Melts disk for each plaque to make easel. Mold
candy plaques 1/4 in. thick in pan cavities. Refrigerate until firm; unmold. Brush melted candy on edges and dip in sprinkles. Refrigerate until firm.
Make pilgrims. Tint melted white candy with a little orange. Mold
candy faces in Candy Melting Plate cavities. Using fondant, make clothes and hair; roll out 1/8 in. thick.
For collars, cut a 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. white strip; cut out a notch in center and attach to face with melted candy.
For man's hat, tint fondant black, blue, and yellow (combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown). Cut a black strip 1 x 5/8 in., tapering to 1/2 in. wide at top. Attach to face with candy.
For hatband, cut a 1/8 in. blue strip; trim to fit and attach to hat with damp brush.
For brim, cut a 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. black strip. Attach to face with damp brush.
For buckle, hand shape a yellow log into a square; attach with damp brush.
For top of woman's bonnet, cut a 1 3/8 x 5/8 in. white strip, tapering ends to 1 1/8 in. wide toward bottom; attach to face with melted candy.
For woman's brim, cut a 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. white strip; attach with melted candy.
For hair, cut small pieces of yellow fondant; using scissors, cut slits for fringe; attach to bonnet with damp brush. Attach to plaque with melted candy.
For name, tint orange candy with red candy color. Pipe names and facial features using melted candy in cut parchment bag. Make easels using reserved Candy Melts wafers. Cut wafers in half; cut one side flat to create a right angle. Attach 2 easels to back of each plaque with melted candy; let set.