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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
There are some things that just epitomize your childhood and Hostess products, specifically Twinkies, do just that for me. We didn’t have a lot of sweets in my household, but Twinkies were always in our snack cabinet. I am not a chocolate person, I like my desserts to have layers and just a hint of sweetness. Oh and butter. Lots of butter. Growing up shortcake and angel food cake was my go to dessert. I love how well it pairs with loads of different flavors and fruit. My kids however? LOVE sweets. I blame their father. 😉
We make a dessert that all of us love. It’s easily adjusted and is awesome in just about any situation: Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You can make it in the oven, toaster oven, fire pit or grill. Admittedly my favorite is the fire or grill. I love the flavors. So when I was asked to create a recipe for the #TwinkiesCookbook it was a no brainer. I combined an iconic part of my childhood with a favorite dessert.
Featuring a tasty and unexpected collection of recipes, the new edition of The Twinkies Cookbook will celebrate the successful return of one of the country’s most iconic snack cake. Since the historic comeback on July 15th, 2013, 500 million Twinkies have been baked and shipped, underscoring the enduring popularity.
On average, Hostess has produced 500 million Twinkies annually, but since returning to shelves last July, demand has been tremendous, pushing us past that milestone faster than ever,” said William Toler, President and CEO at Hostess Brands, LLC. “This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate America’s renewed love affair with Twinkies by creating a comeback edition of the Twinkie Cookbook and inviting fans to be part of the next chapter of Twinkies history.
The new edition is set to be published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, in 2015 – in
time to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Twinkies.
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My daughter and I watch a lot of the Food Network Shows, specifically Re-Wrapped, so whenever I need to transform an ingredient she is my go to girl. She added a new ingredient to our recipe….jimmies (sprinkles for the non-New Englanders). Like I said, my kids are all about the sweets. I left the jimmies off and I have to say….the cream from the Twinkies add a yummy element to our recipe. The Twinkies worked well and we now have another variation to our recipe!
Quick update: this recipe was featured in the:
The Twinkies Cookbook, Twinkies 85th Anniversary Edition: A New Sweet and Savory Recipe Collection from America’s Most Iconic Snack Cake
You can buy the book here: http://amzn.to/1KL4yQ1
Twinkies Pineapple Upside Down Cake #TwinkiesCookbook @Hostess_Snacks #MC #sponsored
Yield 4 -6
A new twist on an old favorite!
- 1 stick of salted butter
- 1 can of pineapple slices
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 jar of maraschino cherries
- 4-6 unwrapped Twinkies
- sprinkles (optional)
- whipped cream (optional)
- Start with a 4x4 section of tin foil. Place one pat of butter in the center of the foil. Sprinkle on tablespoon of brown sugar over the pat of butter. Place one slice of pineapple over the pat of butter. Place 1 unwrapped Twinkie over the top of the pineapple upside down. In each hole on the bottom of the Twinkie place one maraschino cherry. Wrap the tin foil into a packet and place on the grill (on low) for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes flip the packet over and cook for 2 more minutes. Take off the grill and let cool. Carefully unwrap the foil. You can add whip cream and sprinkles if desired with a additional maraschino cherry.