Twinkie™ Sushi

Serves: 6

Description

I often use Hostess products in my crazy food recipes. They’re a great art supply. I love sushi and thought it would be fun to have sushi for dessert. It’s nice to serve Twinkie Sushi at a dinner party on a Japanese tray or in a bento box with chopsticks. Guests will laugh while they enjoy a refreshing fruity dessert at the same time.

–Clare Crespo, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ingredients

4 pieces green fruit leather, sliced into 1-inch-wide strips
6 Twinkies, cut into 1-inch pieces
Assorted dried fruits, cut into small pieces
Assorted chewy fruity candies
4 to 6 pieces of dried mango, cut into strips, for garnish

Directions

One at a time, wrap the fruit leather pieces around the Twinkie pieces. Place the wrapped Twinkies upright on a serving tray or in a bento box.

Place the dried fruits and candies into the cream filling. Garnish the tray with strips of dried mango to resemble pickled ginger. Serve with chopsticks if you wish.

SPECIAL CREDIT LINE FOR TWINKIE SUSHI

Reprinted from THE TWINKIES COOKBOOK, TWINKIES 85TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: A New Sweet and Savory Recipe Collection from America’s Most Iconic Snack Cake. Copyright © 2015 by Hostess. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Twinkie Sushi: Copyright © by Clane Crespo, author of Hey There, Cupcake! and The Secret Life of Food

Food photography copyright © 2005 and 2015 by Leo Gong

All archival photography copyright © by Hostess