Twinkie Minions

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  • Are you in for a night of fun with your kids? These DIY Twinkie Minions could be the most anticipated holiday project with the little ones!

    Twinkie Minions on a table.

    The holidays are here and that means your children are probably at home!  If you’re looking for a fun project that you can do with your children, they might like these Twinkie Minions!

    Watch How To Make Twinkie Minions ミニオンの作り方

    The holidays are here and that means your children are probably at home! If you’re looking for a fun project that you can do with your children, they might like these Twinkie Minions!

    The other day as we were walking through the grocery store with my children, they saw their favorite Minions on a package and got super excited.  They asked “mommy mommy, can we please get this?”  As I looked at the package, it was Twinkies.  I had never had them before and I wasn’t sure.  In case you’re not familiar with Twinkies, it’s a simple sponge cake with cream filling.

    Twinkies in a package.

    Twinkie Minions Family Project

    My daughter told me that her teacher made Twinkie Minions for the first day of school for all the students in the class and she said we should make it.  To increase the power of their plea, the two children started acting out scenes from the Minion movie in the middle of the store and I was super embarrassed.  “Alright, alright!  But you have to help me make Twinkie Minions then!”

    Twinkie Minions on a table.

    Twinkie Minions Snack

    The yellow sponge is perfect for the body and we just need to add some clothes, eye balls, and hair.  Okay, it sounds like piece of cake, right?

    Well, it was my very first time making this kind of desserts, using candy melts and coloring white chocolate.  As you see in the pictures, I’m not very good at detailed work…  So don’t look at the pictures so closely!  😉

    Over all, my children and I had fun making these.  It was pretty chaotic with filming and two children going crazy around us.  These Minions are not perfect looking, yet we all contributed to make these Minions (my son didn’t want to be in the camera though).  I think they did a great job!

    Twinkie Minions on a table.

    I hope you enjoy making this Twinki Minions recipe!  If you try it, don’t forget to share your picture on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #JustOneCookbook.  Thank you so much for reading, and till next time!

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    Twinkie Minions
    Prep Time
    25 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     
    Course: Dessert, Snack
    Author: Nami
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Twinkie Minions Ingredients
    2. Attach the decorating tip #3 to the black icing. Prepare candy eyeballs.
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    3. Pipe a1/8 inch diameter of black icing where you put the candy eyeball (use it as glue). Press the candy eye squarely on top so that the excess icing will become the frame of Minion’s goggle.
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    4. In a double boiler, melt the black candy melts according to the package instruction. Using the silicon spatula, mix occasionally.
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    5. Put melted black candy in a plastic bag (I use a Ziploc bag) and snip the corner of the bag. Pipe the black candy melt into a shape of heart that resemble Minion’s feet.
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    6. In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips.
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    7. Once melted completely, add 1 tsp. shortening and combine well.
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    8. Add blue coloring (make sure it’s not water based or chocolate will seize)
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    9. Transfer a portion of the melted blue candy melts into a plastic bag (ziplog bag), snip off the tip and pipe the straps and bib of the overalls. I learned later that you can use a toothpick to spread out the candy melt after piping, so that the surface will be smooth.
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    10. Insert chocolate sprinkles into Twinkie or draw hair with black icing on Twinkie to represent Minion’s hair.
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    11. Dip the Twinkie into the blue candy melts till the bottom of the bib. Remove the excess candy melts. I find out later that it helps when you draw the minion’s mouth at the end so that you have more place to hold Twinkie when you dip.
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    12. Then immediately place the Minion over the feet and hold steady for 1-2 minutes until it can hold itself.
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    13. Draw a variation of mouths and fingers with black icing. It’s done!
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    Recipe Notes

    IMPORTANT: Make sure the blue candy color is OIL base, not water base. If it’s water base color, it will seize the chocolate.

    Instead of using a tube of black decorating icing, you can just use black candy melts and pipe.

    Instead of combining white chocolate chips and blue color, you could use blue candy melts.

    We used this video and this video for inspiration.

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

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