Twinkie Lovers Don't Fret: Here’s How to Make Your Own Twinkies at Home

Don’t panic about Hostess closing, because we show you how to make Twinkies at home

Emily Jacobs
All you need are a few household items and baking ingredients to replicate the Hostess favorite.

Only a few short hours after Hostess announced its closing, the panic began to set in. With one of the nation’s largest providers of freshly baked breads and sweet treats shutting its doors for good, people began to wonder: what will happen to our beloved Twinkies?

How to Make Your Own Twinkies at Home

The icing-filled treat, which has been a lunchbox staple since its birth in 1930, was one of Hostess’ most popular items, with demand so high last year that close to 500 million Twinkies were produced. Its popularity reaches far beyond the American pantry, with appearances in courtrooms, movies, and television shows on its résumé. While many claim that Twinkies will continue to live on despite Hostess' closing (there’s been talk of the brand being bought out by another company), many still fear that they’ll never be the same again.

Although Twinkies’ disappearance from grocery store shelves may cause many to panic, we’re here to tell you that there’s no need to fear, because we have a recipe for you to make the beloved treat at home. No matter what the fate of Twinkies may be, we’ve created an easy recipe for you to enjoy these desserts whenever a craving sets in. While it may seem like an impossible task, the art of creating a Twinkie is as easy as relying on a few household staples. This recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients, and its few simple steps mean that no matter what happens to the Twinkies brand, you’ll never have to say goodbye.

Homemade Twinkies Recipe
 

Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce


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