Twinkies Are Back! Try These 10 Yummy Recipes Inspired by the Hostess Snack

Packaged Twinkies return to store shelves on July 15, but you can make these Twinkie-inspired recipes anytime.

Paleo Twinkie

Paleo Twinkie

Courtesy of Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind

Finally, a Twinkie you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. Free of all the preservatives and artificial ingredients in the packaged version, this Paleo-diet inspired recipe from Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind features cage-free eggs, coconut flour, coconut and vanilla almond milks, organic palm shortening, pure maple syrup, and pink Himalayan salt.

Get the recipe: Paleo Twinkies

Twinkie Cupcake

Twinkie Cupcake

Courtesy of The Domestic Rebel

Same yummy taste, different shape: Made with a box of yellow cake mix, French vanilla pudding mix, and marshmallow fluff, these homemade Twinkie cupcakes from The Domestic Rebel taste just like the real thing.

Get the recipe: Twinkie cupcake

Twinkie Bundt Cake

Twinkie Bundt Cake

Leigh Beisch

This enormous from-scratch cake from Shauna Sever’s Pure Vanilla (Quirk Books, 2012) is golden, terrifically moist, and filled with a joy-inducing Twinkie-like cream.

Get the recipe: Twinkie Bundt Cake

Twinkie Layer Cake

Twinkie Layer Cake

Courtesy of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

This giant Twinkie creation from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen is quick to make thanks to a recipe of boxed cake mix and pudding, but the resulting layer cake makes a lasting—and tasty—impression.

Get the recipeTwinkie Layer Cake

Classic Homemade Twinkies

Classic Homemade Twinkies

Courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

This yellow sponge cake filled with a fluffy white frosting from Brown Eyed Baker will bring back all your memories of enjoying Twinkies as a kid.

Get the recipe: Classic Homemade Twinkie

“Healthified" Tiramisu Twinkies

“Healthified “Tiramisu Twinkies

Courtesy of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal

This grown-up tiramisu Twinkie from Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal is classy enough to be served at a dinner party but evocative enough of the original to bring out your inner child. Plus, it’s healthy: the recipe includes blanched almond flour, mascarpone cheese, and sugar substitutes.

Get the recipe: "Healthified" Tiramisu Twinkies

Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Twinkies

Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Twinkies

Courtesy of Inside BruCrew Life

Little pumpkin cakes filled with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and dipped in chocolate from Inside BruCrew Life are a flavorful spin on the classic Twinkie concept.

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Twinkies

Twinkie Truffles

Twinkie Truffles

Courtesy of The Spiffy Cookie

Mixing cake crumbs with marshmallow cream creates the truffle base in this recipe from The Spiffy Cookie. The bite-size treats get Twinkie-fied with marshmallow cream filling piped into the middle of each ball before being dipped in a yellow chocolate coating.

Get the recipe: Twinkie Truffles

Boston Cream Pie Twinkies

Boston Cream Pie Twinkies

Courtesy of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Ever wanted a portable Boston cream pie? Making this recipe from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen in a Twinkie pan makes it hand-held and easy to eat—whether you need a sugar rush on the go, or are indulging your sweet tooth at a standing-room-only party.

Get the recipe: Boston Cream Pie Twinkies

Red Velvet Twinkies

Red Velvet Twinkies

Courtesy of Crave by Random House

Check out this upscale version of the convenience-store treat from Crave by Random House. Dark cocoa powder gives the cake a decadent flavor while goat cheese adds tang to the cream cheese filling.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Twinkies

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