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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580087566
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580087568
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #282,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

* The official Twinkies cookbook, showcasing hardcore fans’ recipes for fun, new ways—sweet and savory!—to enjoy Twinkies. * Includes more than 50 recipes and 20 full-color photographs. * Features a historical introduction to the Twinkie, complete with archival photographs and advertisements. About Twinkies: "The Twinkie is the perfect postmodern artifact, a pop culture staple."

—Baltimore Sun "The genius of Twinkies is they are exactly what they are—amazingly simple and tres elegantes."

—Jane Stern, coauthor of Roadfood "[The doctor] said it wouldn’t hurt me, so I even ate a Twinkie in intensive care."

—Ninety-year-old Twinkie-eating legend Lewis Browning, Washington Post

Selected Recipes:

Twinkie Sushi

Twinkie Burrito

Pigs in a Twinkie

Pumpkin Twinkie Bread Pudding

Peanut Butter and Jelly Twinkie Cake

About the Author

HOSTESS®, maker of Twinkies®, is one of Interstate Bakeries Corporation’s premier brands. The IBC family also includes Wonder® Bread and Dolly Madison Bakery®. The company is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Customer Reviews

So much fun for a little book!
Clay Hurtubise
This book is amazing to me and some of the recipes, I have tried and loved.
Brittany Bean
I received this as a gift, and was amused and intrigued at the same time.
L Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Little Miss Cutey on April 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I love Twinkies. So when I saw this interesting sounding book, I scooped it up and checked it out. Because I can't get Twinkies here in Australia, they are one of the first purchases I make when I'm back in the States. On the cover it does mention that it is 'inventive' and 'unexpected'. They are right. It certainly is very inventive. A lady from Baton Rouge has sent in a recipe for Twinkie Sushi. Now although there is no seaweed involved (you use green fruit leather instead), the concept is still quite bizzare and I'm deciding whether I give that one a go or not.
Possibly one of the 'grossest' sounding recipe is Pigs in a Twinkie - and this time there is no substitute for the sausage. You DO use sausage along with the twinkies. I'm sorry but that is one I know I won't try.
Despite those weird recipes, some in the book sound and look absolutely delicious and I can't wait to give them a go. The Twinkie Burrito looks fabulous (a real burrito wrap, but with chocolate and strawberries and twinkies - how can you go wrong). There is even a wedding cake recipe.
Overall, this is a fun recipe book. It is interesting, fattening, yet certainly fun and while you won't probably make everything contained in this book, you will definately be intrigued to try quite a few. Just try not to eat the twinkies before they go in the ingrediant mixture. Yum.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By L Smith VINE VOICE on June 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
What a cute book for the Twinkie lover in all of us! I love quirky cookbooks, and have quite a collection. I received this as a gift, and was amused and intrigued at the same time. It never occurred to me that there would be a cookbook with just recipes for Twinkies, but then again, why not? Also included is information regarding the 75 year history of the Twinkie...and yes, they do poke fun at the shelf life of a Twinkie!

The chapters include "Fruity Twinkies", "Twinkies Take the Cake", "Twinkies A' LA Mode", "Twinkie Drinks", "Twinkie Stack-Ups", "Gourmet Twinkies", and "Twinkies and Meat". I agree with the previous reviewer and have not tried any recipes from the "meat" chapter, although the rest of the book is yummy!

Some of our favorites include: Twinkie Burrito, Twinkie Éclair, Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake, and Twinkie Banana Split. Enjoy!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L. Gillin on January 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 8 year old daugther saw this book and wanted it. We got it for her for Christmas and were pleasantly surprised with the many clever and fun recipes. We have only tried 1 so far, but look forward to trying some more. History of Twinkies, bright pictures and easy directions fill the book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Clay Hurtubise on January 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Come on, lighten up! After getting this book I went to a party with my Twinke sushi, what a hit! A friend made the Twinke wedding cake! So much fun for a little book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jill E. Ruebush on June 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My hubby loves Twinkies and received this book from a coworker. The past 2 birthdays, instead of home-made Twinkies, he has chosen a recipe from this book for me to make for his birthday. Last year was TwinkieHenge, and it was AWFUL. This year, he chose more a cake-style recipe, and it was better, but still not right because the directions stated to cut the Twinkies the wrong way to put them in the batter. So, it's just a cake with chunks of Twinkie in it. I suggest if you love Twinikies...get an extra few boxes of them instead of wasting your money on this book.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Barrett G. Mayes on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My girlfriend loves twinkies so I bought this sort of as a gag gift having NO idea the brownie (or should I say twinkie) points it would give. The recipe's in here are a phenomenal exercise in creativeness and fun! It's REALLY fantastic if you have kids. There are some very inventive things in there.

With that said it seems that they could do even more (though being uncreative I don't know what) things and with more stuff but they just didn't have enough submitted or didn't think they were worthy of the book. I sure hope they come out with a Cookbook II because I'll sign up for it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Shrader on January 17, 2008
I got this for my boyfriend as a semi-gag Christmas gift, and we love it! I cook a lot and would have never thought to do some of the things that Hostess has come up with. There is a brief section about the history of the Hostess Twinkie, and then it gets right to the good stuff. I like the fried Twinkies and the Twinkie sushi. We don't have any kids, but for those of you that do, this is perfect! Everyone will love to make (and of course eat) these treats. I think the hardest part, oddly enough, has actually been finding Twinkies at the grocery store.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. D. McIntosh on March 24, 2008
A very fun read! The recipes fall into three categories: the predictable (but yummy), the unpredictable but look like they'd be fun to make, and the downright bizarre. Most of the recipes in the book are of the more predictable recipe type, which uses Twinkies and some sort of pudding or ice cream or other binder to make things like trifles and cakes and sundaes, etc. The unpredictable but fun to make recipes include things like Twinkie Sushi, Twinkiehenge, and Twinkie Pancakes. The downright bizarre recipes include Pigs in a Twinkie, Twinkie Milkshake, and Twinkling Turkey (the Twinkie is part of the stuffing).

The best part of this book is not so much the recipe collection, but rather the historical journey through Twinkiedom and all the little extra Twinkie factoids they throw in. And of course, the wordplay with substituting "Twinkie" for "Twinkling" in several of the recipes. This book is worth its price for the kitsch factor alone!
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