Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pineapple Twinkie Pops

 

It's the start of August and we can't believe it! The summer has flown by! Today officially 4 of our 6 Mini Magnolias have headed back to school. While we love school, the carefree days of summer are where our hearts lie. We couldn't go back to school without having at least one last summer soiree, and we celebrated with a little pineapple party (more to come on this soon). And what kind of party would it be without a yummy pineapple themed treat or two?  I introduce to you Pineapple Twinkie Pops.


Yum, right?


These Pineapple Twinkie Pops were a huge crowd pleaser, and were a cinch to make. Within just a matter of minutes the pops were complete,  and it was a simple enough process that we were able to get the kids involved. They have an absolute blast anytime they can help in the kitchen, and jumped at the chance when they saw yummy cake treats and sprinkles were involved. They loved making these Pineapple Twinkie Pops, and getting the chance to put their own little touches on each one.


The key ingredient to these pops are these new Twinkies we spotted. They have a ton of fun new flavors - chocolate, fudge covered, Cotton Candy - and since the pops are cake based they made for the perfect "cheat" to the traditional cake pop. No-bake treats are kind of like summer...they will always have our hearts.


HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PINEAPPLE TWINKIE POPS

What you will need: 
  • 1 box of chocolate Twinkies
  • 2 bags of yellow candy melts
  • 1 bag of green candy melts
  • 10 treat sticks
  • Clear or white sprinkles
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Optional: paper straws

What to do: 
  • Unwrap Twinkies and set aside. 
  • Place yellow candy melts in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds on half power. Stir. Repeat until melted creamy smooth. 
  • Take one chocolate Twinkie and dip into yellow chocolate until fully covered. Lay on parchment paper to cool and insert treat stick into one end. Repeat until all Twinkies are covered. 
  •  Place green candy melts into a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds on half power. Stir. Repeat until melted creamy smooth. 
  • Lightly drizzle green chocolate back and forth onto the yellow covered Twinkie pop. 
  • Spread sprinkles on top of each Twinkie Pop before it becomes fully cooled.
  • Let cool for approximately 20 minutes or until chocolate is hardened to the touch. 
  • Cut a paper straw in half and slide over treat stick and gently insert into the cake pop. 
  • Serve  and enjoy! 
Party like a pineapple! Pineapple themed cake pops! #twistontwinkies #ad

Added bonus: We froze some of the Pineapple Twinkie Pops and they were even more amazing! The perfect treat for these hot summer days!

To learn more about the new Twist on Twinkies, check out the Hostess Snacks Facebook page and for more fun Twinkie inspired recipes check out #TwistonTwinkies



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No bake pineapple themed Twinkie cake pops. Fun for a pineapple themed party! The perfect treat to let kids get creative in the kitchen and help bake.



1 comment:

  1. I love the bright colors you went with! Pineapples are so trendy right now. Mine are unicorns:
    The Pink Paperdoll

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