Twinkie Mummies

Twinkie Mummies

Did you have a chance to make the Twinkie Frankenstein Treats that I posted the other day? If you did, I hope you liked them and I think you are going to like these Twinkie Mummies even more for one main reason: they are easier to make because they involve fewer steps!

Like before, the key to making sure that these Twinkie Mummies turn out right is to freeze the Twinkies before coating them in chocolate. If you don’t, I can pretty much guarantee you that your Twinkies will fall apart when you roll them in the chocolate! As a reminder, if you don’t want to use store-bought Twinkies (because you don’t like all the chemicals in them) you can always whip up a batch of my homemade Twinkies (and they freeze very well – so make a big batch and have them on hand for whenever).

The white melting chips as well as the candy eye decorations can be found in your local craft stores as well as the seasonal baking section at most grocery stores and Target! Make sure to have your kids help you out when you are making these. Since most of the decorating just involves drizzling chocolate, it’s pretty hard to mess these up and your children will love making their own mummies!

Scroll down for the complete directions!

Need some more Halloween ideas? Try these!

Twinkie Mummies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Twinkie Mummies

Ingredients

  • 16 oz White Melting Chips (White Chocolate)
  • 6 Twinkies
  • 12 Candy Eye Decorations

Instructions

  1. Freeze Twinkies for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet or cutting board by covering with parchment or wax paper.
  3. Melt candy chips by microwaving 30 seconds, then stirring and repeating until melted.
  4. Dip each Twinkie in chocolate and roll to completely coat.
  5. Transfer to prepared paper.
  6. Place 2 eyes in each Twinkie.
  7. Allow to set for 3 - 4 minutes.
  8. Lift each Twinkie to separate from paper.
  9. Using a knife carefully trim excess chocolate that ran off of mummies.
  10. Transfer remaining melted chocolate to zippered bag and clip corner to pipe/drizzle.
  11. Drizzle chocolate back and forth across Twinkie (avoiding eyes) to get bandaged look.
  12. Allow to set.
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10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and an eco-friendly solution for many things around the house. Most commonly used as a cleaning agent, the uses extend far beyond that.

  • Get rid of bedbugs by sprinkling on your mattresses.
  • Kill lice, fleas, and mites by diluting 2 tsp into one 16oz spray bottle of warm water(to help with dissolving the Borax) and spray on all furniture, carpet, and bedding.  Also, add 1/2 to each large load of laundry to kill any that are on clothing and blankets.
  • Remove stubborn stains with 1 cup Borax and 2 cups warm water and mix it into a paste.  Spread the paste on and let sit for 30 minutes and then launder like usual.
  • Goo Gone Remover with a 2 to 1 ratio of Borax to water mixed together.  Just rub on the sticky stuff and it will come right off.
  • Clean outdoor furniture by washing it with this mildew killing solution: In a quart sized spray bottle, mix 1 teaspoon dish detergent, 1 teaspoon borax and 1 quart warm water. Shake and then spray on your furniture outdoors.
  • Make dishwasher detergent by mixing 1 Tablespoon borax and 1 Tablespoon baking soda.  Mix and add the 2 Tablespoons into the machine like normal dry detergent.  Big batches are easy to make and store as well.
  • Clean your garbage disposal: Pour 3 Tablespoons of borax down the drain. Let sit for at least an hour (longer if it is very stinky or clogged) and flush it with warm water. This will sanitize it, taking care of any smelly bacteria.
  • Unclog drains: 1/2 cup of borax directly followed by 2 cups of boiling water.  Let it sit for 15 minutes, then run your water for a few minutes to flush it out.  (Does not work too well with standing water.)
  • Deodorize your garbage can: Fill it with a borax and water solution (you want the borax completely dissolved so don’t add too much). Let it soak then rinse it out. Sprinkle some borax in the bottom once it’s clean.  The added powder will deter bugs from coming and will soak up any moisture.
  • Kill weeds by sprinkling borax where you’ve seen weeds previously appear. This is useful for weeds that surface in concrete cracks and on walkways, but shouldn’t be used in the garden because it will also kill your plants.  You can also spray weeds in your yard with a borax and water solution to kill them.

(Safety Warning: Just because borax is natural, that doesn’t mean it’s harmless. You should always use gloves when handling it and keep it out of reach of children and pets. While safe in the diluted solutions, borax could be very harmful to children and pets if ingested.)

Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of October 26, 2014

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Here are the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of October 26, 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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Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

recipe for french onion soup in the crock pot

The weather is starting to get warmer, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on soup (one of my favorite foods). Once Spring hits, my crockpot is practically a permanent fixture on my counters because it lets me cook so many things (like my crockpot pepper steak recipe) without raising the temperature […]

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How To Green Your Laundry Routine

How to Green Your Laundry Routine and Save Money

Laundry is one of the biggest ways we impact our environment. There are chemicals leached into our water supplies that are potentially damaging, running the machines themselves are often huge drains on our energy resources and the amount that we do each week really can make this all add up. If you are trying to […]

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