Your Guide to Homemade Hostess: Twinkie Recipes, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs & More

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You may have heard that Hostess — maker of the famous and much beloved Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos — filed for bankruptcy late last week.  Since the news first broke, people have been swarming grocery stores and supermarkets, even Hostess outlet stores, looking to stock up on their favorite treats.  With the devastating news of Hostess’ closure, it has become more than apparent how much people love these nostalgic treats.

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If you haven’t gotten a chance to claim your share of the last boxes of Hostess desserts ever produced, don’t panic.  We here at RecipeLion and AllFreeCopycatRecipes know how passionate folks are about these treats which have been a childhood staple for generations.  That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find recipes for homemade versions of the most loved Hostess treats.  Just because the factory is closing doesn’t mean you have to go without your favorite cream-filled sweets — whether they’re Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, or Twinkies.  Keep reading to find copycat recipes for those classic Hostess desserts you just can’t live without.

Homemade Twinkie Recipe:

Perhaps the most iconic of all Hostess treats, the Twinkie might be the biggest loss to mankind with the closure of Hostess.  Luckily these yellow, log-shaped treats are actually pretty simple to make, especially when you have an easy copycat Twinkie recipe like this one from Hilah Cooking.  They might not have the supernatural shelf-life of the original Twinkies, but they taste just as good!

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe:

With that iconic white swirl-doodle on top, there’s no mistaking an original Hostess cupcake.  While this homemade version from What Megan’s Making might not look exactly the same as the kind you’d find in the box, it sure does taste like the cupcake you know and love.

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Homemade Ding Dong Recipe:

Ding Dongs are great because they have one of the funniest names of all the Hostess goodies.  Plus they’re absolutely delicious, what with that fluffy cream center and rich chocolate cake exterior.  Follow this recipe from Beantown Baker to learn how to make your own Ding Dongs from scratch.  It’s a really neat technique where you cut smaller cakes out of a larger cake.  Fun!

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Homemade Hostess Sno Balls Recipe:

One of the more under-appreciated Hostess snacks (at least in my opinion) is the Sno Ball.  These fluffy mounds were the most playful of all the Hostess treats, and I love that they came in a fun pink color to boot!  If you’re a Sno Ball guy or gal, don’t worry… I’ve found a copycat recipe for these wonderful treats just for you.  Enjoy!

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Homemade Ho Ho Recipe:

Ho Hos always reminded me of Twinkie’s chocolate cousin.  These cylindrical chocolate cakes feature a fun swirl of cream inside.  As a kid I always loved biting into one and examining the pretty pinwheel hidden inside.  I’m so glad that I found this copycat Ho Ho recipe so I can continue to be amazed by these wonderful cake-y treats!

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Comments

  1. Judith Robinson says:

    I grew up with the tasty treats and will sure miss them. Unions aren’t always what they are cracked up to be. Imagine closing an iconic bakery for nothing.

  2. Mary Brabble says:

    Hostess was not brought down by the Bakers Union as the media is trying to fill us up with, they were a pawn in a much bigger game of bankruptcy being played by the CEO Gregory Rayburn and his demolition team who the judge just awarded a bonus of $1.8 million. All the while the real employees of the company did not even get their insurance through the end of the year. Go to Wikipedia and look up Mr. Rayburn and be shocked at how many companies he has successfully destroyed. And people still hire HIM???

  3. Those cupcakes look so delicious and that white swirl on the top is looking so funky. They will look really good on white cupcake stands; the white color will match with the swirl and will be in contrast with the color of cupcakes.

  4. looking for an easy recipe for homemade zingers. thanks billy

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