A Tribute to the Twinkie (30+ Hostess Creations)

It was like a cry heard around the world yesterday- Hostess is closing???

Twinkies were like special treats at my house growing up. My sisters and I had a certain way we’d eat them to savor each bite- It involved splitting it in half lengthwise and licking the frosting from the center before enjoying the yellow spongecake- you know, ’cause biting from one end to the other made it disappear much too fast!

I will say in my more mature years, I’m not a huge fan of Twinkies, but the Ding Dong and I are like BFFs- like, “he” has been there for me in many ‘a PMS moments and I am going to miss “him” a lot. (Perhaps the demise of Hostess was when they went from wrapping the Ding Dong from foil to that white plastic wrapper- that was a weird feeling the first time I saw that!)

Anyway, I digress. Here today I would like to pay tribute to the Twinkies by sharing some awesome Hostess creations I’ve seen online.

I found this recipe for Boston Cream Pie Twinkies on Pinterest from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen,  but the link took me to her homepage, not to the recipe. So I did a search of her site for “Twinkies” and found myself browsing through 11 PAGES of posts that mentioned Twinkies! Look at some of these creations!!!

Valentine treats, Twinkie Pie, Pumpkin Twinkies, Frankenstein & Mummy Twinkies and MORE… how fun!

Hungry Happenings also has a great archives of Hostess creations.

Get the how-to’s on Beth’s “Decorated Snack Cake Round Up.”

Doggy Ding Dongs from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Pumpkin Twinkies from Bru Crew Life

Chocolate Covered Twinkies from Joyful Homemaking

Twinkies Cupcakes from The Domestic Rebel

Twinkies Wedding Cake Collection from Bride Tide

Twinkies Trifle from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

Twinkies Sushi from Blue Cricket Design

Minion Twinkies Cupcakes from Emilee Handmade on Eighteen25

Yellow Submarine Twinkies from Hostess with the Mostess

Healthy Twinkies- (you read that right!) from Maria’s Nutricious and Delicious Journal

Sweety Bird Cupcakes from Twinkies  from Spoonful

Heart Shaped Twinkies from Somewhat Simple

Cute party favor for a 10 year old from Eighteen25

Spider Ding Dongs from Not Martha

Hostess Cupcake Balls from Sugar Derby

Hostess Snacks on a Stick from The Decorated Cookie

Make your own Hostess Cupcakes from Somewhat Simple

Raspberry Zinger Cake from Yammie’s Noshery

Hostess Cupcake Cake from Sweet Flours

Ding Dong Ditch from Poppies and Play

…and if you just don’t know how you will ever live again without your favorite Hostess treats, learn how to make your own  and perhaps pick up one of these Twinkies Cake Pans!

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Comments

  1. 1

    This post made me giggle, but I can honestly say that I’ve never had a Twinkie! LOL

  2. 2

    Thanks for featuring me Stephanie! I am SO going to miss Twinkies :( thankfully we have roundups like these where I can get my fix fast!

  3. 3

    That lightened my heart just a bit! Thanks! ;)

  4. 4

    What a fun round up of Twinkie fun!!! Thank you so much for including my pumpkin Twinkies!

  5. 5

    This post actually made me squee. This is so cool.

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