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Holiday Minion Cookie Pops
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is snuggle up on the couch and watch movies together. We look forward to watching our traditional movies and each year we add a couple new movies to our movie tradition. One new movie that we are excited to add to our annual movie list is Despicable Me 3! Despicable Me 3 Special Edition is in stores December 5th on Blu-ray and DVD! I think Despicable Me 3 Movie is a fabulous gift idea! It’s a movie that the whole family can watch together and enjoy! We loved seeing it in the theater, but it’s even MORE fun to watch it in our home.
Also – the DVD and Blu-ray Despicable Me 3 Target release has an All-New Mini Movie, Minion Moments, 20 more minutes of content, character cards, temporary tattoos and more! We all have our favorite Despicable 3 favorite characters. My daughter loves Agnes. I love the Minions, they are just so adorable and FUNNY!! I love how much enthusiasm they have and all of the little sounds they make. LOL!!
Here’s a little bit about this heart-warming film:
Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of Gru and his family in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad. I love the way the brothers interact with each other in the movie. There are so many laugh-out-loud moments!!
Here’s the adorable trailer:
So when Universal Pictures Home Entertainment asked me to create a holiday-theme Despicable Me 3 project, I thought holiday Minions would be SO fun! I made Minion Oreo Cookie Pops and my Minions are wearing holiday sweaters! The kids and I had a BLAST creating these cute Minion treats!
Here’s how to make Holiday Minion Cookie Pops
1 pkg. Oreos
1 package melting chocolate
Divide your melting chocolate into two sections, one with 2/3 of the melting chocolate, one with 1/3 of the melting chocolate
Melt the larger section of chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, according to the chocolate instructions.
Once melted, add yellow food coloring until your chocolate is Minion-yellow.
Dip the end of a lollipop stick in the melting chocolate and then insert it into each of the cookies.
Then dip each cookie pop into the chocolate until covered. Tap the cookie on a fork, over the chocolate to get excess chocolate off and to smooth the surface of the cookie pop.
Lay the cookie pop on a metal cooling rack. The holes in the cooling rack will let the excess chocolate drip off, keeping your cookie shape nice and round.
Once the chocolate has cooled you can decorate the cookies.
Melt the other section of melting chocolate in another microwave-safe bowl. Add red food coloring.
Dip the bottom third of each cookie pop in the red chocolate, creating a “sweater”. Put sprinkles on the sweater while the red chocolate is still wet.
Put the cookie back on the cooling sheet.
Once the red chocolate has hardened you can add the faces.
Make a circle with black icing and lines on both sides for the eye or eyes, depending on what your Minion is going to look like. While the icing is still wet, put a googly eye in the center.
Make a mouth under the eyes also with black icing.
Show off your Holiday Minion Cookie Pops!!
There are a few ways you can package your Holiday Minion Cookie Pops if you want to give them as gifts. You can wrap them in cellophane bags. You can also get small glass jars and add some candy to the bottom and put the cookie pops inside. I also made some Minion jingle bells! All I did was dip the jingle bells in yellow paint and then attached an eye in the middle and drew the mouth with a sharpie pen!
It was fun making the different expressions for the Minions. Once of the things I love most about the Despicable 3 Minions are how different all of the Minions are. I tried to make the expressions on the Minion Cookie Pops do the same thing.
Make up a batch of Minion Cookie Pops and grab the new Despicable Me 3 Special Edition DVD and settle in for a cozy evening with your special people! We LOVED our Despicable Me 3 movie night!!
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Have a wonderful day!