29 Delicious Thanksgiving Treats for Students

Show gratitude to the students in your life by gifting them some delicious Thanksgiving treats.

While the task of making Thanksgiving treats for students is one that you truly want to do, coming up with ideas for what to prepare can be daunting. 

That’s why I’m sharing with you some of the best Thanksgiving treat ideas for students that will bring smiles to their faces. 

The following treats include sweet and healthy options. 

If you’re not in a cooking mood, quite a few of the treats may be store-bought or made without baking.

So get ready to brainstorm some festive student Thanksgiving treat ideas that are easy and fun to make. 

Note: Consider any allergies or dietary restrictions that students may have when preparing these treats.

Thanksgiving Treats for Students

1. Pie Bites

Bake miniature pies that students can easily pop into their mouths. Think sweet potato, pumpkin, or apple pie.

Make these using pre-made pie crusts and pie filling.

Alternatively, you may be able to get ahold of some store-bought ones. 

2. Turkey-Shaped Cookies

Bake or buy turkey-shaped cookies, and then have students decorate them with icing of different colors.

3. Apple Cider Donuts

Bake soft and delicious donuts with the flavor of apple cider, perfect for fall and Thanksgiving festivities.

4. Caramel Apples

If you want Thanksgiving treats for students that they can make themselves, this one is a good option.

Provide plain apples and a selection of toppings like caramel, chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles. 

Students create their own customized caramel apples.

5. Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Bake vanilla, pumpkin spice, or cinnamon cupcakes.

Decorate them with fall-themed frosting and edible decorations like leaves, acorns, or turkeys.

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6. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Prepare mini pumpkin cheesecakes. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

7. Fall-Themed Rice Krispie Treats

Make rice krispie treats and shape them into pumpkins, leaves, or turkeys. For fun, add food coloring or icing to enhance the designs.

8. Thanksgiving Pancake Stacks

Make mini pancakes and stack them with layers of whipped cream, berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

9. Turkey Rice Krispie Treat Pops

Shape rice krispie treats into small turkey shapes, insert a lollipop stick, and decorate with icing to create cut turkey pops that will make students smile.

10. Pumpkin-shaped Cheese Ball

Form a cheese ball into a pumpkin shape and roll it in crushed nuts or herbs. Serve it with crackers and veggies.

11. Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Create cookies by stacking a chocolate-covered marshmallow (the hat) on a fudge-striped cookie (the brim) using a small dab of icing.

12. Fall-Themed Hot Cocoa

Prepare delicious hot cocoa and offer toppings like whipped cream, caramel, and cinnamon sticks for stirring.

13. Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Coat pretzels with a mixture of melted white chocolate and pumpkin spice. After setting for a while, they make a crunchy and flavorful snack.

14. Thanksgiving-Themed Pudding Cups

Layer vanilla pudding with crushed graham crackers, whipped cream, and candy corn or a marshmallow on top.

Healthy Thanksgiving Treats for Students

15. Harvest Popcorn Balls

Make popcorn balls using a mixture of popcorn, melted marshmallows, and a bit of food coloring.

Add in some fall-themed sprinkles for an extra touch.

16. Cornucopia Snack Cones

For this fun and creative treat, fill ice cream cones with an assortment of snacks like pretzels, popcorn, dried fruits, and nuts, resembling a cornucopia.

17. Turkey Cheese and Crackers

Use cheese slices and crackers to create cute turkey-shaped snacks. Olives may be used for the eyes and a small piece of red pepper for the wattle.

18. Harvest Fruit Kabobs

Place a variety of colorful fruits onto skewers for a healthy and delicious treat that students will love.

Consider using fall fruits like apples, pears, and grapes.

19. Sweet Potato Fries

Bake sweet potato fries and serve them with a dipping sauce like cinnamon-flavored yogurt or a mayo sauce mixed with yummy herbs.

20. Harvest Fruit Cups

Fill small cups with a mixture of diced fall fruits like apples, pears, and grapes. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor.

21. Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

Make no-bake energy bites using pumpkin puree, oats, nut butter, and pumpkin spice for a nutritious and seasonal snack.

22. Cinnamon Apple Chips

Bake thinly sliced apples sprinkled with cinnamon until they become crispy chips.

23. Autumn Leaf-Shaped Crackers

Use leaf-shaped cookie cutters to cut out shapes from tortillas or pita bread. Bake until crisp and serve with hummus or a cheese dip.

24. Mini Turkey Sandwiches

Make small turkey sandwiches using whole wheat bread, turkey slices, lettuce, and light mayo for a bite-sized meal.

25. Harvest Veggie Platter

For a healthy student treat, create a platter with an assortment of fall vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower. 

Serve with a tasty dip.

26. Healthy Muffins

Bake a variety of different muffins like cinnamon, pumpkin, gingerbread, etc. for a delicious treat.

27. Thanksgiving Chex Mix

Combine Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, and dried fruits.

Toss them with a mixture of melted butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin spice for a delicious snack mix.

28. Fruit Turkey Platter

Arrange sliced fruits like oranges, strawberries, kiwis, and grapes to create a turkey-shaped fruit platter.

29. Thanksgiving Trail Mix

If you desire easy Thanksgiving treats for students, this one is simple to prepare. 

Create a trail mix with a mix of nuts, dried cranberries, mini marshmallows, and even some chocolate chips for a sweet touch.

Final Thoughts On Thanksgiving Treat Ideas for Students

These Thanksgiving treats for students will be a hit! You’ll create something special for them to enjoy during the Thanksgiving season.