Making Twinkies Minions for Valentine’s Treats

Twinkies Minions for Valentine's Treats

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There are some things that I make that I get pretty giddy to share and these Twinkies Minions for Valentine’s Treats is one of them. In fact I got so giddy about the idea that I text my dear friend Meghan (who’s basically my craft consultant) and asked her what she thought. She was wowed and that made me even giddier!

Last year Twinkies launched the Sweetest Comeback in History and timed it perfectly with the release of Despicable Me 2 (not to be confused with the way my kids say it…Despicablememe 2…tricky ain’t it for kids?!) I’m not sure who approached who first but it was a stroke of genius marketing for both parties (!) and all of a sudden the internet (aka Pinterest) lit up with ideas of Twinkies Minions and cupcakes and all kinds of spin offs using Twinkies.

As Valentine’s Day approaches I was looking around for Valentine’s Treats for kids to take. Although I already have 12 Treats here I wanted another and came upon this idea but I couldn’t think of a cute tag. Then we were out at a party and my cousin’s daughter was wearing a shirt that said, “You’re one in a minion!” and my idea was complete.

I like Valentine’s Treats that are inexpensive but a little different from the candy idea and these Twinkies Minions are that plus I made Mummy Deals_Minion Printable Tags which is a free printable tag you can use!

Twinkies Minions for Valentine's Day

Items Needed

  • Free printable tag
  • Box of Twinkies
  • Blue duct tape
  • Strips of black paper or electrical tape
  • Googly eyes

Twinkies Minions for Valentine's Day


  1. Cut the duct tape to fit around the bottom. Before you attach measure how long you’ll need the straps. I went from the top of the large blue and under the black a little and taped down.
  2. Cut the paper or black tape to fit around the head at the top. Secure in place with tape.
  3. Glue or stick on eyes.
  4. Voila! Twinkies Minions for Valentine’s Day!

Twinkies Minions for Valentine's Day

Twinkies Minions for Valentine's Day

Need more Valentine’s Day Ideas? See:

12 Valentine’s Day Treats For Kids
Light Saber Valentine’s
Twinkies Minions
14 Love Notes
Free Valentine’s Printables
Dunkin Donuts Pops
Lightsaber Glow Stick Valentines


  1. What a fun idea! I’d take this and run with it way beyond Valentine’s day. This would be perfect for a birthday party or any kids party. Love it!

  2. Oh my goodness so cute! My boys would love both of these ideas! Very creative!

  3. What a cute Valentine’s Day idea!

  4. I LOVE this!! We don’t eat twinkies at home but my boys would love these minions 🙂

  5. This is too cute! Love it! Wish I had little ones, but will definitely share! 🙂

  6. SO flipping cute!! we LOVE LOVE LOVE minions!

  7. These Minion treats are adorable! What a great craft idea for the kids! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. What an absolutely adorable idea! My daughter would love doing this. We’ll have to have a trial run and see how they turn out for us.

  9. These are so cute! What a fun idea for Valentine’s Day!

  10. These turned out really cute! My kids would love them.

  11. This is such an adorable idea! I don’t think I would be able to talk myself into taking it apart and eating it… I would want to play with it! LOL

  12. LOL, these are seriously cute. 🙂 Great idea!

  13. Adorable!! What an awesome idea! I love that it’s unisex, too. Perfect for boys or girls!

  14. Aww, super cute. We love Despicable Me. How creative. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Aw, I love this idea! We just watched Despicable Me today with my little ones, they love it, so this is great! Thanks!

  16. Twinkies, say no more I am in. I love Minions, they are too cute. I think I will have to try this for my girls’ cheer team. Thanks for the tip.

  17. Those are simply adorable. My kids love this movie.

  18. How can you just not LOVE a minion, right? And those glow sticks are super fun too!

  19. Those are adorable. My kids would love them!

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