Twinkie the Kid

Kansas City is the home of Interstate Bakeries – the geniuses behind Hostess products. As a kid, I remember going to the Hostess Thrift Store in Norfolk with my mom. I’m sure my mother was probably buying bread while I was enthralled with the huge Twinkie the Kid replica. My mom was good about letting my sister and I each pick one individual item. For me, it was always Twinkies. Stephanie usually picked the Cupcakes.

When I moved to Lenexa, I loved going for walks because sidewalks are everywhere. I smelled this amazing fresh bread smell on many of my walks. I kept walking close to every restaurant in my neighborhood and couldn’t figure out where this captivating smell was coming from. Finally, it occurred to me. That great smell was coming from the Interstate Bakery factory off I-35. If you have to live near a factory, I couldn’t think of a better smelling one to live next to.

I think this recipe may have come from a supplement in the newspaper. While shopping at the Interstate Bakeries Thrift Store a few weeks ago for some garlic bread, I decided to pick up some Twinkies that were on sale. I made this recipe and thought it was really good. It occurred to me that the little shortcakes they sell in the grocery store near the strawberries are made like the Twinkie cake (just without the cream filling). Yummy, none the less.

Tiny Twinkie Strawberry Trifles

2 c. diced fresh strawberries
1 tsp. sugar
2 Twinkies
2 biscotti, any flavor
1 c. Cool Whip, thawed

Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Crumble Twinkies into a small bowl. Place biscotti in a Ziploc bag. Break into crumbles using a spoon to hit the bag. Set out eight shot glasses. Layer Twinkie, strawberries, 1 T. Cool Whip, and biscotti. Then repeat all layers and top with a strawberry slice. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve with espresso spoons.

Nutritional facts: (Serves 8) 100 calories, 3.5 g. fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 16 g. carbs, and 1 g. protein.

Recipe modifications:

  • I didn’t have enough shot glasses so I used custard cups.
  • I made it without biscotti and I was still delicious.
  • I used fat free Cool Whip. No real difference in taste and better for you.
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