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Hostess Copycat Recipes

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Last update Feb 20

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Sad news, everyone. Hostess is no more. All those delicious and not-quite-nutritious snacks are soon to be gone, replaced on gas station shelves by granola bars and energy drinks and those horrible off-brand fruit pies that will survive the nuclear holocaust until the rats and cockroaches finish them off after the last mammals have long since disappeared (and taken the only milk left with which to wash them down.)

But all is not lost! Oh no. The memory of crinkling open a Twinkie, Ding Dong, or bag of Wonder Bread lives on in the memories of those of us who grew up haggling for these treats over 5th grade cafeteria tables. And if you can remember the look, taste, and spongey mouthfeel, you can begin the process of resurrection.

In this guide, you will find copycat recipes to help you make your own Twinkies, Cupcakes, Chocolate Rolls, Snowballs (in cake form), and Wonderbread.