Now it’s Minion makin’ time!! Cut your Twinkies in half horozontally, making sure you have a half Twinkie for each cupcake.
Using your black food marker, outline enough Smarties for each Minion to have two eyes and draw a black dot in the center. Use melted candy melts to attach another Smartie to the back to make the goggles.
The eyes/goggles should look like this.
Lay the Twinkie halves down flat and stick the eyes in place with candy melts. Cut black liquorice to fit the sides of the face for goggle straps and stick in place with more melted candy. Place in the refrigerator to set up.
Meanwhile, make the hair. Using a pair of sharp (and clean) scissors, cut the black liquorice to make little fring-ey pieces.
Like this. You want to leave about a quarter inch of liquorice intact at the bottom, it’s the piece you will insert in the top of the Twinkie.
Cut small pieces of liquorice for the mouths.
Remove Twinkies from the refrigerator and put mouths in place. You can either use melted candy, or cut a mouth shaped groove with a small knife and place the liquorice in the groove.
Stand Twinkies up and insert hair.
Place your Minions on your cupcakes and you’re done.
These things are so cute and yummy, I’m gonna die!!!
As of last week, I officially quit Science Museums.
And I get that they are “educational”.
But be warned that all those “hands on demonstrations” that the kids are so crazy about are just kiddie-germ breeding grounds in disguise.
That lightning ball that we all just love to touch and watch the current draw to our hands?
Don’t do it.
Seriously, do you know how many kids have touched that thing? The same kids, by the way, who have used their bare hands as a substitute for Kleenex.
Basically, I almost died last week.
For two and a half days, I laid in bed, sick, with only enough energy to blow my nose, watch Real Housewife reruns, and pen a last minute will.
Which really, was less about giving my stuff away and more about ensuring that upon my untimely demise, a shrine would be fashioned in my honor using my collection of cupcake sprinkles and sparkly headbands.
There also may or may not have been a clause that required my husband to wear black mourning clothes and resign to being cold and lonely for the rest of his livelong days.
But whatever. I’m fine now.
One thing about near death experiences though, is that they make you realize what’s really important.
Like candy. And cookies.
Or any combination of the two.
So in the name of life priorities, I give you these Peanut Buttery Twix Bar Bars.
Heat oven to 350. Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil and spray bottom and sides with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Press Twix pieces into the dough in even rows. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a 2 quart saucepan, heat caramels and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat, stirring constantly until caramels are melted. Stir in peanut butter. Heat to boiling. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Spread over warm cookie base. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
Spread frosting evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Cut into bars and store covered in the refrigerator.
My husband and I both agreed that these are way better than a regular Twix bar. Make them yourself and see!