Did you know that Hostess has two new Twinkie flavors? The new flavors are chocolate cake Twinkies and fudge covered Twinkies. I tried them both and they are just as good, if not better, than the original Twinkie! If you are a chocolate lover, you will definitely love both of these varieties!
I love how versatile Twinkies are. They are amazing straight out of the package, dressed up with pudding or whipped cream and some fruit, or simply with a few extra ingredients like I will show you here. I hope you enjoy my twist on Twinkies!
Two Simple Recipes Using Twinkies
I decided to create two variations on Twinkies so there is sure to be at least one that you will love!
For both variations, I started with chocolate cake Twinkies. I then melted some marshmallow fluff in the microwave for about 15 seconds to make it easier to spread. I spread the warm marshmallow fluff on the top of each Twinkie as a base for the toppings.
Chocolate S’mores Twinkies
For the first variation, I made S’mores Twinkies. I am a sucker for all things S’mores, so this one is my favorite! To make the topping for the S’mores Twinkies, I put a few graham crackers into a plastic sandwich bag and crushed them up until they turned into crumbs. You can have your children help with this part! Then simply sprinkle the crumbs on top of the warm marshmallow fluff on top of the Twinkie. And there you have it, easy as pie S’mores Twinkies!
Chocolate Coconut Twinkies
For my second simple recipe, I created coconut Twinkies! I love the combination of coconut and chocolate together, so the chocolate cake Twinkies are a perfect fit for this recipe. I used the same warm marshmallow fluff as the base for this version as well. After spreading the marshmallow fluff on top of the Twinkie, I sprinkled unsweetened coconut flakes on top. You can also use sweetened coconut if you like! Since the Twinkie and the marshmallow fluff are sweet, I didn’t want to overdo the sweetness. Unsweetened coconut added just the right touch!
I hope you enjoyed these simple recipes using Twinkies! I’m proud to say my husband is officially a Twinkie fan, now! 😉 Have you ever dressed up your Twinkie? I would love to hear what twists on Twinkies you have created!
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