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No-Bake Twinkie "Hot Dogs"

PREP TIME
10 mins
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PREP TIME
10 mins
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Ingredients

  • 12 Twinkies
  • 6 lengths Haribo Strawberry Piccolos (or other thick, round red licorice)
  • Vanilla frosting (store-bought or homemade)
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 1 green Twizzler, cut into little pieces
  • Chef notes

    I'm all about recipes I can whip up in no time that still have people saying "wow." These Twinkie hot dogs are a classic favorite re-imagined and they always get a great response!

    Technique tip: Serve these the same day you make them so your Twinkies don't dry out.

    Swap option: Switch out the frosting for marshmallow fluff.

    Preparation

    1.

    Using a serrated knife, make a lengthwise slice down the center of the Twinkie (like a split-top hot dog bun).

    2.

    Trim the licorice to make "hot dogs" and place inside the Twinkie bun.

    3.

    Place about two-thirds of the frosting into one bowl and the remaining frosting in a second bowl. Color the larger bowl with the red food coloring (for ketchup) and the other with the yellow food coloring (for mustard).

    4.

    Place each frosting into a separate zip-top bag and snip off a small corner.

    5.

    Pipe a line of "mustard" and a line of "ketchup" onto each hot dog. Sprinkle the green Twizzler bits (for relish) on top.