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How to Make Homemade Twinkies

by Joe Cassady

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1986. Youths in grocery store posing with mascot "Twinkie the Kid".

Today, we’re going to make one of my favorite treats – Homemade Twinkies. I think you’ll like these, too. Put your shopping list together. Everything you need is listed below.

Cooking spray

1 cup water

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix

1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme

2 cups boiling water (optional)

1 (3 ounce) package raspberry-flavored Jell-O® mix (optional)

2 cups flaked coconut (optional)

2 tablespoons cornstarch, or as needed (optional) 

Enjoy your Homemade Twinkies! Be sure to share them with your friends, family and coworkers.

Check out my other delicious recipes http://929wlmi.com/latest-updates/authors/34/ 

By Bart Everson (Flickr: Twinkie the Kid) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons