Ho-Ho or Twinkie Surprise

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Total Time
10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
0 mins

Super quick dessert to whip up for those nights when the kids have friends staying for supper. They always love it! But be careful it is addicting and even better the next day if there is any left.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 8 -10 Ho Hos snack cakes (or 8-10 Hostess Twinkies)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant pudding mix (flavors of your choice "or" mix them up)
  • 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 -3 cups fresh berries (like strawberries with the hohos or blueberries with the twinkies) (optional)

Directions

  1. Split cakes and line 13x9 pan with them cream side up.
  2. Blend cream cheese with milk then blend in pudding mixes.
  3. Pour over cakes.
  4. If you opt to add berries, layer them now evenly over the pudding mixture,.
  5. Spread cool whip over the top.
  6. IF desired sprinkle with chocolate curls, sprinkles or nuts.
  7. Chill until serving time.
  8. Try twinkies with lemon pudding or butterscotch, or Ho-Hos with french vanilla pudding and those new flavored cool whips like strawberry or chocolate.
Most Helpful

5 5

Ok, Have to say that I was as surprised as anyone with this one! About a month ago I saw the first twinkie surprise recipe and I thought it was crazy. But it caught my imagination and I had to read all the twinkie recipes, and finally I had to try it. Lost a wager at work and the pay out was goodies for everyone. The winner was having a fierce chocolate craving and telling me how she loved cherry turnovers. Since I couldn't get the chocolate cherry thing out of my head, I ran with it. The grocery store I was in doesn't carry Hostess products, but does have Little Debbies. So I used Boston Cream Cakes, white cake & cream filling drizzled with chocolate, for the twinkies; chocolate fudge pudding and canned cherry pie filling. It was easy and simple to put together. Still I thought it was a little crazy and might end up a big gloppy, overly sweet mess. Here is where the surprise comes from in the name: it was not too sweet, it was not a gloppy mess, & it was not just for kids. It was acutally a really good dessert! The guinea pigs I work with really enjoyed it, and so did my family. This treat made the whole work day a little brighter and sweeter. My coworkers think I should lose a bet with them everyday so they can get more good stuff like this. Thanks for an easy, tasty dessert!! I'll make it again, with variations on the theme.

5 5

I used twinkies, french vanilla pudding mix and a can of blueberry pie filling and the cool whip. All I can say is our church went BONKERS over it at our potluck!!! Thanks so much!

5 5

Everyone loved this dessert, but as I am looking at the recipe right now I discovered that i completely forgot to add the "Pudding". LOL.I was in too much of a hurry. It was still delicious and a beautiful presentation. Now I have to make it again the RIGHT way! :-0 Sorry but I think I'm loosing it! :-0 I reviewed the wrong recipe. You are probably wondering how in the world this could have worked without the PUDIING.