5 Recipes To Welcome Back The Twinkie
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5 Recipes To Welcome Back The Twinkie

July 15, 2013
Hey eBayer's selling boxes of Twinkies for $60 and up - the jig is up! That's right, your Twinkies, selling for $6 a pop is no longer going to fly as today is the day that Twinkies are officially back on the market - and with a new and improved recipe that improves its shelf life from 26 days to 45 days (is that good or bad?). And those paying $60 and up for a box of Twinkies obviously love them (and maybe love is not a strong enough word in this situation), but there are others that fall into a different camp... the Twinkie haters. But whatever your feelings are on the matter, there's no denying that Twinkies are an American icon that even have their own cookbook (yes, you heard us right). And after being gone for the past eight months or so because of Hostess filing for bankruptcy, a piece of American history and culture is officially getting its second life today, and as such we had to honor the Twinkie.
So for the lovers and the open-minded haters, we put together A Twinkie Infographic that you can find here, as well as 5 Recipes that we found around the web to welcome back the American icon known as the Twinkie (haters, proceed with caution).

1) Twinkie Cake

Twinkie Cake
Photo Courtesy Of Real Mom Kitchen
For those pudding and Cool Whip lovers out there, this one's for you. Twinkies, instant pudding, Cool Whip, some fruit, and you're done. You can choose your own preferred fruit, and also add optional nuts. When you're making Twinkie cake, and the Twinkie is the cake, you're looking at a quick and easy dessert

Get the Twinkie cake recipe from Real Mom Kitchen.

2) Twinkie Truffles

Twinkie Truffles
Photo Courtesy Of The Domestic Rebel
Truffles come in many different flavor profiles - dipped in different flavored chocolates, and are loved by most. It is no surprise that someone used a Twinkie with its vanilla buttery cake and cream filling to adorn with chocolate and create a bite-sized treat. Use whatever chocolate and/or toppings you prefer to make it your own.

Get the Twinkie Truffles recipe from The Domestic Rebel.

3) Tiny Twinkie Strawberry Trifles

Tiny Twinkie Strawberry Trifles
Photo Courtesy Of Dash Recipes
Summertime is all about no-bake desserts. This is a perfect no-bake dessert that can be put together in matter of minutes. These tiny Twinkie strawberry trifles are not only trifles but a mini dessert as well - so easy to make and eat. A trifle is a dessert in which you layer ingredients, in this case, it's Twinkies, biscotti, Cool Whip, and strawberries.

Get the Tiny Twinkie Strawberry Trifles recipe from Dash Recipes.

4) Twinkie Tiramisu

Twinkie Tiramisu
Photo Courtesy Of Serious Eats
Tiramisu is a dessert that, when done right, has amazing texture and flavor. Lady fingers, drenched in coffee, layered with a mascarpone cream, and finished with cocoa powder is what gives it its distinct flavor. When we saw this take on Tiramisu using Twinkies, we had to include it here for those Twinkie & Tiramisu lovers. Twinkies serve as a simple substitution for Ladyfingers.

Get the Twinkie Tiramisu recipe from Serious Eats.

5) Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake

Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake
Photo Courtesy Of Yummly
Strawberry shortcake is a true American dish, buttery pound cake with fresh summer strawberries, and light whipped cream. Now, to celebrate the return of the Twinkie, just substitute the buttery pound cake with a buttery little Twinkie. Although it doesn't beat a fresh pound cake made from scratch, it's a quick and easy substitution, and guaranteed to be a hit with any Twinkie lover.

Get the Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake recipe from Yummly.

And, if you're ready to take your Twinkie tastings to the next level, it might be time to pick up your own copy of The Twinkies Cookbook.
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