Courtesy of Clean Eating With a Dirty MindFinally, 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.
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Courtesy of The Domestic RebelSame 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.
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Twinkie Bundt Cake
Leigh BeischThis 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.
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Twinkie Layer Cake
Courtesy of Confessions of a Cookbook QueenThis 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.
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Classic Homemade Twinkies
Courtesy of Brown Eyed BakerThis 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.
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“Healthified" Tiramisu Twinkies
Courtesy of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious JournalThis 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.
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Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Twinkies
Courtesy of Inside BruCrew LifeLittle 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.
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Courtesy of The Spiffy CookieMixing 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.
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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.
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Red Velvet Twinkies
Courtesy of Crave by Random HouseCheck 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.
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