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Hey there! My kids are super excited for the new Minions movie to come out, and they can’t wait to see it. Even I think those little creatures are just adorable, and right now, we’re seeing them everywhere. So when the kids asked if we could make our own edible Minions, I was completely on board with the idea, and I eagerly offered to help. So, we all pitched in and made a bunch of these little Cookie Minions. Aren’t they the cutest!?

recipe for minion cookies made with candy melts

One thing that my kids and I truly enjoy doing together is decorating cookies and creating special treats. Even the teens will look up from their phones long enough to participate! Since we always have so much fun with this at Christmas, we started making treats for other holidays and sometimes, just for the fun of it.

To make the Minions, we decided to use store bought cookies and decorate them with candy coating and other items. That way, we didn’t have to turn the oven on, which is always a plus in the summer.

vanilla fingers candy eyes candy melts and chocolate chips

Ingredients for Cookie Minions

  • Vienna Finger cookies
  • 1 10-oz bag yellow candy melts
  • 1 10-oz bag blue candy melts
  • edible candy eyes
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Melt the candy coating and chocolate according to the directions on the package.
Dip the tops of the cookies in the yellow candy coating, and let dry on wax paper.
Dip the bottoms of the cookies in the blue candy coating, and return to the wax paper to dry.
Use a little melted candy coating to stick the eyes on the minions.
Melt the chocolate chips and use to make the glasses, hair and mouths.

minions made from cookies on a plate

I originally bought edible markers to use for drawing the details, but for some reason, they would not work on the cookies. I don’t know if it was the texture of the candy coating or what.

That’s when we moved on to plan B and used melted chocolate instead. It was a little messier and not as accurate, but still, I think the little cookie Minions turned out fine. We’re not pros here, and these are going to be eaten anyway. I think these cookies would be perfect to serve at a Minion-themed party too!

Since we couldn’t get the edible markers to write on the cookies, my daughters used them to make DIY body art on their wrists. Whatever floats your boat!

two decorated minion cookies

So if you’ve got a Minion lover in your home or you’re planning a Minion party, you can easily make a few little cookie Minions of your own. 

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  1. Diane L Tindell says:

    Can you tell me how many cookies the two bags of candy melts will complete. I’m looking to make these for VBS and will probably need about 60-80 cookies (2 for each child.) Thanks!

    1. Dee says:

      I need to update the recipe as it’s been awhile since we made these. I think we made about 10 cookies with the 2 packages of candy melts. You can buy the melts in larger sizes now, depending on what brand you get.

  2. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much, Suzan! The kids had so much fun with these. šŸ™‚

  3. Suzan Sweatman says:

    These are just the cutest things – how smart to use store bought cookies ( no oven in the summer is always a good thing ) I just love these !

  4. Dee M says:

    Awww, thanks so much for letting me know. šŸ™‚