No-Bake Twinkie "Hot Dogs"
Elise Strachan's Waffle "Pizzas"
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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Rating:
2.75 (4 rated)
Prep time:
Yield:
12 "hot dogs"

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.

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

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.

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