Twinkie Frankenstein Treats | Great For Halloween Parties!

Twinkie Frankenstein Treats

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it can just be so much fun! Sure, the trend these days is towards more gruesome decorations, but you can still keep some whimsy in Halloween, especially for the younger kids, with these Twinkie Frankenstein treats!

Now before you say “but I don’t want to make them with Twinkies….do you have any idea how many chemicals there are in those?”, keep in mind that, back when Twinkies went out of business temporarily, I came up with a recipe for homemade Twinkies! Just use that recipe to make them from scratch and then follow the directions listed below!

I will say that this is not a “quick & easy project”. Well – it is easy, but it really isn’t quick. Since you are basically layering different colors of chocolate on top of each other, you need to allow some time between each layer for the chocolate to firm up in the refrigerator or freezer. Much like my Oreo Truffles recipe, you also want to make sure that you are starting off with your Twinkies almost frozen solid or else they will fall apart when you are putting that first chocolate layer on them!

Looking for some more Halloween recipes? Try these!

Twinkie Frankenstein Treats | Great For Halloween Parties!

Rating: 41

Total Time: 1 hour

Twinkie Frankenstein Treats | Great For Halloween Parties!

Ingredients

  • 6 Twinkies (store-bought you you can try my homemade Twinkie recipe )
  • 18 mini marshmallows
  • 12 oz Green Melting Chips
  • 4 oz Black Melting Chips
  • 1 Red Melting Chip
  • 12 Candy Eye Decorations (melting chips and eye decorations can be found at your local craft store)

Instructions

  1. Place Twinkies in freezer for at least 30 minutes or until very firm.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet or cutting board by covering with parchment or wax paper.
  3. Melt green candy chips by microwaving 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted.
  4. Dip each Twinkie in the green chocolate and roll to completely coat.
  5. Transfer to prepared paper.
  6. Spear a mini marshmallow with a toothpick and dip in green chocolate to cover completely.
  7. Position marshmallow in middle of Twinkie to act as nose. Use another toothpick to loosen marshmallow from first toothpick and to smooth out chocolate.
  8. Using chocolate as "glue", set 2 eyes just above the nose.
  9. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
  10. Lift each Twinkie to separate from paper.
  11. Using a knife, carefully trim excess chocolate around the edges.
  12. Melt black candy chips by microwaving 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted.
  13. Dip top of each Twinkie in black chocolate to make hair.
  14. Return to prepared paper.
  15. Using the toothpick method, dip 12 mini marshmallows in black chocolate to coat completely and place on prepared paper to use as neck bolts.
  16. Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes to set.
  17. Trim any excess chocolate around the edges of each marshmallow.
  18. Using chocolate as glue attach neck bolts to sides of Twinkies.
  19. Take the one red chip and heat for 30-60 seconds until melted.
  20. Using a toothpick, draw a mouth on each Frankenstein as well as the forehead scar.
  21. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
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Free At The Drug Stores | Week of October 19, 2014

Heading to the drug stores this week and missed the weekly drug store posts? Here are the best deals this week at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

Rite Aid Coupon Deals – Week of October 19, 2014

CVS Coupon Deals – Week of October 19, 2014

Walgreens Coupon Deals – Week of October 19, 2014

Shopping somewhere else this week? Check out the rest of the Coupon Matchups that I have posted!

Grocery Deals Updated | Meijer, Giant of PA, ShopRite Week of October 19, 2014

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The grocery store store deals and matchups pages have been updated with all the best bargains at Meijer, Giant of PA and ShopRite for the new sales!! Make sure that you check out Coupons.com, SmartSource and RedPlum for any printable coupons that you may need! Don’t forget that you can also access all of these […]

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Apple Rice Krispie Treats | Great For Fall Parties!

Apple Rice Krispie Treats

Most everyone loves Rice Krispie treats but they can get a little boring. Of course, most people won’t complain if you serve them to them the “regular way”, but it is always nice to be able to “fancy them up” for the different seasons. If you remember, we had fun making reindeer rice krispie treats for […]

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Cheap Homemade Ant Repellents

Cheap and Natural Homemade Ant Repellents

The warmer temperatures of Spring and Summer not only bring endless days in the backyard playing in the sprinklers, but a few unwanted pests in your yard. One of the biggest pests many people deal with regularly are ants. While pesticides, pest control companies and chemicals can help with this issue, we prefer using one […]

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Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of October 19, 2014

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Here are the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of October 19, 2014! New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget to register for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program so that you can start earning points on […]

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