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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.

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LoriLou September 21, 2007

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!

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Melanie Adrienne August 13, 2010

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.

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Koechin (Chef) July 12, 2009

This is close to what I'm looking for and it sounds good, except for the straw berries.

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Creative Man September 11, 2007

Very simple dessert recipe that would work well for the beginner. This time I used vanilla pudding, twinkies, and strawberries, but next time I think I would try the cheesecake flavor pudding. Simple, quick, and done....

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LoriInIndiana June 06, 2005
Ho-Ho or Twinkie Surprise