Throwback Alert! 10 Sweet Treats Using Twinkies
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Throwback Alert! 10 Sweet Treats Using Twinkies

When Hostess discontinued Twinkies in 2012, the kid inside all of us cried. We grew up snacking on the sweet and sinful golden sponge cake with creamy filling, and living in a world sans Twinkies just seemed cruel and unfair! But then last year, the packaged snack made “the sweetest comeback in the history of ever,” finding its way back into our grocery stores and snack drawers. And just last week, Hostess announced the return of Twinkies’ alter ego, The Chocodile. (#winning)

With all this Twinkies talk over the past year, it only seemed right to dedicate a post to the sweet, fluffy snack of our childhood. We shared a homemade Twinkies recipe with you awhile back, but now, we’re passing along 10 decadent dessert recipes, all with one extremely important ingredient in common.

1. Twinkie Trifle: A recipe that involves Twinkies covered in vodka-spiked pudding? Just keep layering… Just keep layering… Just keep layering, layering, layering… (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)

2. Chocolate-Covered Twinkies: This chocolate-y Twinkies recipe is as easy as melt, dip, drizzle and refrigerate. (via Joyful Homemaking)

3. Twinkie Tiramisu: Sub out the ladyfingers for 10 Twinkies and you’ll have a good ol’ American take on the popular Italian dessert. (via The Domestic Rebel)

4. Brûléed Twinkie Ice Cream Sundae: We’ve featured this Twinkie sundae once before, but we just had to bring it back because it was so completely yummy!  (via Willow Bird Baking)

5. Strawberry Cheesecake Shortcake: This creamy cake is made with a few of our favorite things, aka strawberries, Twinkies and Cool Whip! (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

6. Twinkie Pie: This super simple Twinkie pie will be a hit in every household — we guarantee it! (via Very Culinary)

7. Twinkie Truffles: Twinkies in truffle form? How do they do it?! (via The Domestic Rebel)

8. Twinkie Banana Pudding: A sinful little treat, this pudding parfait is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth during the ever-lengthening work week. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

9. Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake Bites: No time to make strawberry shortcake from scratch? Fulfill the craving by slicing some Twinkies and skewering the pieces with fresh strawberries from your local farmers market. (via Hoosier Homemade)

10. Twinkie Heart Cake: Twinkies have never looked so lovely and elegant. Our love is real and true! *Swoon* (via Kathie Cooks)

What Twinkies dessert has topped your list of recipes to try next? Tell us below!