Frankenstein Halloween Treats Made From Twinkies
I love to make Halloween treats, especially when they are as adorable and impressive as these Spooky Frankenstein Twinkies. In fact, these Frankenstein Halloween treats are so darn cute, I don’t know that I could eat them!
Best of all, they couldn’t be easier to make. There is no baking involved, and they only take five ingredients. They are a great treat for the kids and are sure to be one of the cutest treats at any Halloween party. Plus, they pair perfectly with these One-Eyed Purple People Eater Marshmallow Pops, or these Halloween Popcorn Ball Witches!
How to make Frankenstein Halloween Treats using Twinkies
Making these Frankenstein Halloween treats is pretty straight forward. The head is the Twinkie, the chocolate jimmies are the hair, and black Sixlets are used for the bolts on the neck.
Add the candy eyes, and then use black icing to draw the scar and mouth. The prep time for these Spooky Frankenstein Twinkies is about one hour, but that includes the 30 minutes you have them in the freezer.
Ready to see how to make these Frankenstein Halloween treats using Twinkies?
Kitchen Tools You May Need
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- Cookie Sticks — I prefer using cookie sticks to lollipop sticks because they’re thicker and sturdier.
- Wilton Melting Pot — this is completely optional, but if you’ve ever had any trouble melting candy melts or chocolate in the past, I highly recommend this candy melting pot. After thinking about it for three years, I finally bought one and I’m so glad I did! You just toss your candy in it and walk away…perhaps giving it a stir or two. It melts the candy perfectly!!
Frankenstein Halloween Treats Ingredients
- Vanilla Twinkies
- Black Sixlets for the eyes
- Candy Eyes
- Chocolate Jimmies for the hair
- Black Decorating Icing – I used a toothpick to ‘draw’ the scar and mouth since I did not have a small icing tips.
- Green Candy Melts
Directions to Make Frankenstein Halloween treats
Step One: Freeze Twinkies
Place the Twinkies in the freezer for about 30 minutes. This makes them easier to work with.
Step Two: Prep Baking Sheet
Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with wax or parchment paper. Tip: an additional light spray of cooking oil ensures the Twinkies don’t stick at all.
Step Three: Melt Candy Melts
Melt the green candy either by using the candy melting pot or by microwaving for 30 seconds, then stirring and repeating until melted.
Step Four: Add Stick
Insert the top 1/3 of a cookie stick into the melted candy, then place it in the center of the Twinkie. Make sure you insert the stick into the Twinkie at least halfway.
Step Five: Freeze
Place the Twinkies on the baking sheet and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes to allow the candy on the sticks to harden. This will ensure the stick stays in place.
Step Six: Dip Twinkies
Coat each Twinkie in the melted candy, rolling the allow the excess candy to drip off.
Step Seven: Add Hair
Working quickly before the candy hardens, dip the top part of the Twinkie into a bowl of chocolate jimmies to make the hair.
Step Eight: Return to Freezer to Set
Place the Twinkies back on the wax paper lined baking sheet and return them to the freezer for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until the candy has hardened.
Step Nine: Trim Off Excess Candy
Once you remove them from the freezer, use a knife to carefully trim off any candy that ran off the sides.
Step Ten: Add Eyes
Next, using the melted candy as “glue”, apply two eyes to the top 1/3 of the Twinkies.
Step Eleven: Add Neck Bolts
Do the same with the black Sixlets, “gluing” one on each side of the lower 1/3 of the Twinkie for the bolts.
Step Twelve: Add Mouth and Scar
Add the scar and the mouth using the black icing. Tip: if you don’t have a small enough icing tip, use a toothpick as a “pen”, dipping it in the icing and then ‘drawing’ the mouth and scar.
Step Thirteen: Allow to Set
Allow icing to set for about 5 to 10 minutes.
And there you have it. Frankenstein Twinkies that are sure to make them scream with delight! Don’t miss the handy-dandy printable version of this recipe at the bottom of the page.
Happy Halloween! Don’t miss the handy-dandy printable version of this recipe below!
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- 1 bag of green candy melts
- Chocolate jimmies
- Candy eyes
- Black decorating icing
- Cookie sticks
- Place Twinkies in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Prepare a baking sheet or cutting board by covering with parchment or wax paper.
- Melt candy chips either using a candy melting pot, or by microwaving 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted.
- Insert top 1/3 of cookie stick in melted candy. Place in center of Twinkie.
- Place the Twinkies on a wax paper lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow the candy to harden. This will ensure the stick stays on place.
- Coat each Twinkie in melted candy and roll to allow the excess candy to drip off.
- Before the candy begins to set, dip the top of each Twinkie in the bowl of Jimmies to make the hair.
- Place the Twinkie on the wax paper lined baking sheet and put back into the freezer for 10 minutes or so, until candy coating is set.
- Using a knife carefully trim excess chocolate that ran off the sides of the Frankenstein Twinkies.
- Using the melted candy as "glue", place 2 eyes on top 1/3 of the Twinkies.
- Do the same with the black Sixlets, placing on each each side of the Twinkie for the bolts.
- Allow to set for 3-4 minutes.
- Using either a toothpick or icing tip, add the scar and mouth.
The melted candy should be very liquidy.
If you are having difficulty getting them to melt that thin, add a small amount (1/2 tsp) of shortening and stir. Add more as needed in small increments.
Serving Size:1 Twinkie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
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