If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with Twinkies.
Meaning, I love to eat them and HATE when I reach in the box only to find that someone put it back in the cupboard empty.
Which happens. Often.
I mean, I deal with the fact that the boys never replace the toilet paper…even though a PREGNANT lady PEES A LOT AND NEEDS IT TO BE IN THERE and also the fact that they drink the Kool Aid until there is a centimeter left in the pitcher, then put it back in the fridge so they don’t have to make more.
I deal with it in a very civil matter.
But the empty box of Twinkies?
It’s the snack equivalent of spitting in someone’s eye.
Anyways — I love Twinkies.
I’ve made a handful of different Twinkie desserts over the past couple of years (Twinkie Pie, Pumpkin Twinkies, Boston Cream Pie Twinkies, Twinkie Tiramisu, and Valentines Twinkies), and I decided that Halloween Twinkies needed to happen.
These cute pops couldn’t be easier. There is no baking involved, and they are completely adorable and impressive.
I suggest dropping some off at daycare for snack, then going home and taking a nap. I mean…you don’t want your kids eating these at HOME, do you know how hyper they’ll be after?!
To make these cute treats, you’ll need:
Cookie Sticks — I prefer cookie sticks to lollipop sticks for these because they’re thicker and sturdier.
Candy Eyes – These are so much fun for Halloween and completely edible!!
Treat Bags and Ribbon — For wrapping
Wilton Melting Pot — If you’ve had any trouble melting chocolate/candy melts in the past, I highly recommend this melting pot. I finally bought one and I’m so glad I did!! Just throw your candy in it and walk away…it melts perfectly!!
(To purchase any of the necessary items, just click any of the items on the above list. I have links embedded in each to make things easier on you!!)
1. Insert top 1/3 of cookie stick in melted candy. Place in center of Twinkie. Place Twinkies on wax paper lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for about 15 minutes. This allows the stick to be firm in the Twinkie.
2. Coat Twinkies in melted candy, shaking off excess. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes or so, until candy coating is set.
3. Using a fork, drizzle melted candy on the Twinkies by using a back and forth motion. Place eyes on the top 1/3 of the Twinkies. Place back on baking sheet in the freezer until set. Wrap and tie with ribbon.
I hope you love these as much as I enjoyed making them!!
Enjoy and have a very happy Monday!!