Twinkie Bomb

Serves: 4

Description

I came up with this recipe for my goddaughter’s third birthday. It was a great activity for the kids to take part in—messy and fun.

–Zephir Plume, Boulder, Colorado

Ingredients

6 Twinkies, well chilled
1⁄2 cup raspberry jam
2 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Fresh raspberries, for garnish (optional)
Vanilla cream sauce or raspberry dessert sauce, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Line 4 parfait dishes with plastic wrap. Cut each Twinkie crosswise into 10 pieces. Arrange a layer of Twinkie pieces in each parfait glass, covering the bottom and sides. Spread the raspberry jam over the Twinkies, filling in any crevices. Spoon the ice cream into the center of each Twinkie-covered parfait. Arrange the remaining Twinkie pieces to completely cover the parfaits. Freeze for about 20 minutes, until firm.

Remove from the freezer and place upside down on dessert plates. Remove the dishes and peel the plastic wrap off each dessert. Garnish with raspberries and vanilla cream sauce and serve immediately.