An Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Platter

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A beautiful, easy Thanksgiving dessert platter with all of our favorite fall candy and treats! Sharing all of the details to make your own!

We love putting together a giant dessert platter for the holidays! The presentation of a dessert platter is exciting and it’s a great way to give people options. It’s also an incredibly easy Thanksgiving dessert idea. Serve it with a seasonal fruit platter for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Easy Thanksgiving dessert platter filled with fall treats.

Make some special treats for the platter or purchase gourmet candy and cookies from your favorite store or bakery. Either way, this platter will be filled with fall flavors and pumpkin spice cupcakes!

Chocolate covered turkey, cupcakes, pumpkins and cookies on a platter.

Where to Buy Thanksgiving Candy and Treats

Once November comes around, the options for pretty fall desserts are endless. Almost every store will be filled with delicious fall candy and treats.

Here are a few of our absolute favorite places to shop for beautiful Thanksgiving desserts and candy to add to our platter:

  • Fresh Market – They sell small containers of fun unique candy. Similar on the west coast would be Bristol Farms.
  • Whole Foods – Great for premade cupcakes and cookies.
  • Sugarfina – Gourmet candy options like bourbon-filled malt balls.
Chocolate turkey on an easy Thanksgiving dessert platter.

Thanksgiving Candy and Treats

To make it easy for you, we’ve linked the exact items we used for this pandy we used for this easy Thanksgiving dessert platter. However, use these as ideas for creating your own. There are so many options for what you can add to your platter from fruit to nuts to themed candy! Have fun with it!

Fruit can also be used on a dessert platter. Add fruit like sliced apples and caramel sauce, juicy oranges, or red grapes. If you have a very large platter, the fruit is an affordable option for filling it in.

Once you have all of the candy and treats you’ll be using, it’s time to start assembling the platter.

Gold Platter from Williams Sonoma

You’ll need a large round plate or platter. We used this gold one from Williams Sonoma. Then, start by placing larger items around first.

Add a few of the desserts in small bowls. If you’re serving candied walnuts or any type of nut place them in small bowls to keep them separate from the treats.

Continue placing the cupcakes, cookies, and candy around the platter. Fill in holes as much as you can with smaller candy.

Thanksgiving dessert platter filled with fall cookies, cupcakes and candy.

Add edible flowers over the top to give the platter color and help fill in gaps. Pansies are perfect as they are a fall and winter flower with a lot of color. They are also edible!

Chocolate turkey

Add finishing touches like chocolate turkeys and flowers.

Pansies on a cupcake

More Easy Thanksgiving Desserts You’ll Love!

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Easy Pumpkin Hand Pies

The Best Egg Custard Pie

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

And to balance out the sweetness, make a fun vegetable platter for kids!

Easy Thanksgiving dessert platter filled with fall treats from Williams Sonoma

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Fall cookies and an edible flower.

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Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Platter

A beautiful, easy Thanksgiving dessert platter with all of our favorite fall candy and treats! Sharing all of the details on making your own!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Platter
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Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 6 Fall Cookies
  • 4 Chocolate Turkeys
  • 1 Bag Pumpkin Spice Malt Balls
  • 6 Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • 1 Bag Pumpkin Gummies
  • 2 Bars Pumpkin Brittle
  • 1 Bag Pumpkin Covered Pretzels
  • Candied Covered Walnuts
  • 1 Box Fall Harvest Chocolates

Instructions

  • Once you have all of the candy and treats you’ll be using, it’s time to start assembling the platter.
  • You’ll need a large round plate or platter. Then, start by placing larger items around first.
  • Add a few of the desserts in small bowls. If you’re serving candied walnuts or any type of nut place them in small bowls to keep them separate from the treats.
  • Continue placing the cupcakes, cookies, and candy around the platter. Fill in holes as much as you can with smaller candy.
  • Add edible flowers over the top to give the platter color.
  • Add finishing touches like chocolate turkeys and flowers. 

Notes

This is just a general idea of what you can add to your platter. Make it your own and add what you like the most. The options are endless! 
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