Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Twinkie Goes Bankrupt, so Make Your Own


When we heard that Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, and all things snack-alicious had filed for bankruptcy, we panicked. A world without Twinkies? We immediately ran out and bought all the Twinkies we could carry. After all, those things are supposed to have an infinite shelf life.

Then we got a quick legal and business primer- filing for bankruptcy doesn't mean Twinkies will disappear, just that the company couldn't pay its debts. Has worldwide Ding Dong and Ho Ho consumption fallen that low? Well, no matter, we're relieved they'll still be around for long road trips and late nights at work.

After the dust settled we realized there was a better option. Instead of spending all our hard earned cash to buy and hoard Twinkies, we should learn how to make delicious snack cakes at home. Problem solved.

So, we put down the Twinkie and picked up a laptop to search the FoodPair Recipe Search Engine for snack cakes, cupcakes, and brownies. We found several thousand recipes and handpicked 5 to satisfy your sweet-snack craving.


Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes
This chocolate cupcake hits all the right notes.
Ingredients: Egg, Yogurt, Sugar, Salt, Flour, Baking Powder, Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract, Oil, Whipping Cream, Bittersweet Chocolate


Chocolate-Banana Snack Cake
Chocolate and Banana are a pairing we'd like to eat more often.
Ingredients: Egg, Banana, Butter, Sugar, Salt, Flour, Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Cocoa Powder, Applesauce, Instant Coffee


Blueberry Snack Cakes
This moist snack cake is great for breakfast, snack or dessert.
Ingredients: Egg, Butter, Sugar, Blueberry, Flour, Baking Powder, Milk


Homemade Twinkies
This recipe will help you re-create the Twinkie magic.
Ingredients: Egg, Butter, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar, Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream, Instant Vanilla Pudding, Yellow Cake Mix


Banana Snack Cake with Brown-Butter Frosting
We like anything with brown-butter frosting, especially this snack.
Ingredients: Egg, Butter, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar, Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream, Instant Vanilla Pudding, Yellow Cake Mix



So have no fear, with these recipes you can always make your favorite snack at home.

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18 comments:

  1. I am amazed at the reaction - I didn't grow up here, so Hostess only was introduced to me at 23, and I wasn't too impressed. My wife loves their oatmeal cakes though, so I have a bit of an idea how devastating it would be to lose that part of school snack culture!

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  2. LOL! Luckily they only filed for bankruptcy protection according to the WSJ. They have filed for this in the past as well. What would the wold come to without twinkies and hostess cupcakes and pies??? That's my childhood right there. And despite popular belief they do not have infinite shelf life :( there are expiration dates on the packages which I swear I don't remember seeing as a kid lol. All the snack cakes look tasty and I am totally with you on brown butter. :)

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