Twinkie™ Easter Egg Hunt

Serves: 10 - 15

Description

I’ve always been a loyal Twinkie fan. I originally came up with this recipe as a way to get our children seated and quieted down after they finished their Easter egg hunt. It’s become a family tradition. By changing the food coloring and decorations, you can use it to make something special for any holiday.

– Maxine Frank, Clearwater, Florida

Ingredients

10 Twinkies
Spray food coloring in a variety of colors
3 (7-ounce) jars marshmallow cream
20 maraschino cherries, well drained
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1⁄2 cup jelly beans
1 (5.90-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
3 cups milk

Directions

Spray the Twinkies with the food coloring, using a variety of colors. Cut each Twinkie in half crosswise.

Spoon the marshmallow crème into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish, covering the bottom completely. Arrange the Twinkies, cut side down, in the crème, leaving the tops sticking up so they look like Easter eggs. Deco­rate around the Twinkies with the maraschino cherries, chocolate chips, and jelly beans.

In a bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Stir according to the package instructions. Chill the mixture until thickened.

To serve, spoon 3 tablespoons of the pudding into each bowl. Scoop up a Twinkie along with some of the marshmallow cream and candies and add to each bowl.