Best Dessert Ever

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Twinkie Delight

This is a recipe my mom actually stole from her college roommate. It is super simple, but it was always a favorite at any potluck, awards dessert....etc that we took it to. My brother actually used to tell other people it was gross so that there would be some to take home.

What you need:

2 boxes of twinkies
2 boxes of instant pudding (any flavor...if I am making it just for me: butterscotch making it for other people I go with half chocolate half vanilla)
at least 1 container of cool whip
a big bag of your candy of choice (the original recipe is heath bar, but I always use reeses pieces...because I love peanut butter)
a cake  pan

How you make it:

Cut enough twinkies in half long ways
Line the bottom of the cake pan with the bottom half of the twinkies.
Put pudding on top of the twinkies.
Add a light layer of cool whip
Put the tops of the twinkies on the cool whip
Cover the twinkie tops with more cool whip
Crush up candy of choice
Sprinkle over top of dessert.
Put in the fridge overnight.

Beyond awesome...I may just have to make it this week.

Best memory involving it:

I was actually out of high school and in college. Mom had made it for some event. You typically will not use the whole 2 boxes of twinkies (with a standard cake pan). There was the better part of the second box sitting on the kitchen table when I went to bed that night. The next morning I left for work at 5:00 a.m. When I went into the kitchen I discovered that my sister's cat had knocked the box into the floor, tore open the cellophane, put a hole  in each of them and licked out all the creme filling. I picked up the cellophane and empty twinkies and threw them in the trash.

When I arrived home my mom asked me if I saw "the mess" on the kitchen floor that morning. I told her yes. She yelled at me for leaving it that way. Why would I leave all those empty twinkie wrappers on the floor. I was confused. I explained that I *had* picked up all the wrappers and the empty twinkies and threw them away. Then Mom was confused. "What do you mean empty twinkies?"

Apparently, after I threw everything away the dog came in and ate the twinkies out of the top of the garbage.

Classic moment.

The prompt: 3.) Share a family favorite childhood recipe. (inspired by Apron Strings and Foodie Things)


Patrice said…
That sounds sinful!

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