Friday, 30 August 2013

Making Munchable Mini Minions!

After finally going to see Despicable Me 2 last week, Sprout and Squidge were keen to make something Minion-y, so we devised these Mini Minion Bites :)

What you need:

  • Trifle sponges
  • Candy melts in blue, yellow, red and black (we used brown as in my dizziness I forgot to tell the eBay seller which colours I wanted, so I was pretty flipping lucky I received the other three colours right really!)
  • Writing icing in white and black (tesco sell a box with a few colours plus black and white, I just can't find a link)
  • Candy floss (We found little pots of it in Home Bargains for 29p, not sure where else you might find it, or you could make your own if you're lucky enough to have a candy floss machine!)

What to do:

  • Cut the trifle sponges in half so each one makes two short ones.
  • Melt the candy melts according to the instructions: One bowl of yellow, and one of blue with a few red.
  • Dip the rounded end of the cut trifle sponges in the melted candy melts, half in the yellow and half in the purple, so they are covered halfway down. This bit was super easy, the boys are 5 and 7 and needed no help, and even the ones Moppet (18 months) dipped turned out pretty well, if a little fancy! 

  • Leave to dry (doesn't take too long!)
  • Then melt one bowl of blue candy melts and one of black (or brown ;) )
  • Dip the uncovered half of the yellow trifle sponges in the blue, and the purple ones in the black.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Remelt what you have left of the purple candy melt bowl.
  • Dip the purple Minions in so they get a tiny bit on the top of their heads, tear off a piece of candy floss, and stick it on for crazy hair.
  • Using the black writing icing, draw on Minion faces/glasses/hair etc.
  • Using the white writing icing add teeth to the purple Minions.
  • Leave to dry.
  • And there you have it, Munchable Mini Minions!

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