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Twinkie Truffles

twinkietruffleLast time I made Twinkies, we went over the Walking Dead and all that stuff about post-apocalyptic food… like Twinkies themselves.

I mean, they’re pretty much a super food with their long shelf-life powers and magical qualities.

Okay, so technically they *supposedly* don’t live too long. Or so they want you to think. I’m sure Twinkies will outlive us all. Thankfully with the whole world-ending/not-actually–ending mishap, we didn’t need to find out if a snack cake could withstand the pressures of the world collapsing onto itself or whatever those pesky Mayans/Doomsday Preppers believed.

So in celebration of the world not ending but Twinkies’ world ending (RIP Hostess), I decided to revive my fave golden snack cake into an adorable truffle for the new age, er, year.

DSC_0057You may be thinking, “but if Hostess is out of business, how do you suppose I make truffles out of Twinkies?” and you’d be right, my smart-brained friend. However, there are several other brands around that carry identical snack-cakes and they’re pretty easy to find, so just head to your nearest Target or Walmart, find your knock-off snack-cakes, and proceed to spend an outrageous amount of money on other things like cool socks, new books, photo props and that sweater on clearance that you decided is kinda cute after all, in a it’s-only-7-dollars-kinda way.

You ready to rock and roll Twinkie-Truffle style?

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Twinkie Truffles
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Recipe type: Truffles
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Serves: 16
 
If you love Twinkies, you'll LOVE these Twinkie Truffles! Tasty morsels of moist snack cakes coated in a creamy white chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 1 box Twinkies (about 10 snack cakes)
  • 1 pkg white Candiquik or almond bark
  • Yellow food coloring
Instructions
  1. First, line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside. Unwrap all of the Twinkies and place them in a large bowl. Using clean hands, begin crumbling/smashing the Twinkies into a fine crumb--the mixture will be moist and will come together in a ball. Incorporate any loose crumbs if needed.
  2. Using a cookie dough scoop, roll the truffles into Tablespoon-sized balls. Place on the cookie sheet and freeze for about 20 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, melt ¾ of the package of white chocolate bark until smooth. Stir in a drop of yellow food coloring and stir until the chocolate is pale yellow.
  4. Drop the truffles into the melted chocolate and coat completely; remove gently with a fork and return to the cookie sheet. Repeat until all truffles have been dipped. Once the yellow layer has set, microwave the remaining white chocolate until smooth and drizzle it evenly over the truffles. Let the drizzle set before serving.
  5. These truffles last about a week and can be stored in the fridge, freezer or room temperature when sealed airtight. Makes about 16 truffles.

 

DSC_0055Normally, I’m not a huge fan of cake pops .. the cake-baking and crumbling, the mushy, frosting-covered hands, and the inevitable misshapen balls of cake dough–no bueno. However, these Twinkie Truffles are such a cinch to make. You’re TWO ingredients and very little prep time (about 30 minutes!) to eating heavenly bites of golden cake covered in smooth white chocolate, reminiscent of America’s favorite snack cake. Since the Twinkies are prefilled with that fluffy, marshmallow filling, it acts as the “frosting” and binding for these truffles, keeping them compact and moist. You can still taste the sweet hint of the filling swirled throughout the golden, vanilla cake truffle. They’re awesome!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Have a fun and safe holiday, and see ya in 2013!

xo, Hayley

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. So clever! These twinkie truffles are TOOO cute-like you! :D

  2. Thank heavens the world didn’t end! Now I have a chance to try these!! I haven’t had Twinkies in about….well a LONG time. I think it’s time for a dose of nostalgia! Happy New Year Hayley!

  3. So Twinkies kinda freak me out a little, but since you just combined it with the word “truffle” I am in! Like all the way – I would definitely devour some of these. Such an adorable idea Hayley!

  4. After a long blogging break, I’m finally back in the land of drooling over your awesome goodies. These look amazing–I haven’t had a twinkie in ages, but I think I need to remedy that, stat. I could pop about a half-dozen of these in my mouth right now. They’d go great with a glass of Moscato, I think. :-)

    Happy New Year, Hayley!

  5. Mind blown!

  6. These look great. My parents built a new house this year and found out their neighbors are doomsday preppers. :(. lol

  7. This really is a great idea. I wonder if they make knock off ho-hos. ‘Cuz I’d be all over them truffles… :)

  8. Oh I’m telling you if the world is ending I want to be popping a few of these! Holy Cow theses look great!

  9. I’m thinking now of crushing thin mints and doing the same thing. The possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing.

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  1. [...] Hostess took a nosedive, I’ve been thinking about Twinkies more lately. Like using them in truffles or shortcake… you know, normal things. And it dawned on me that making an actual Twinkie was [...]

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