Chocolate Covered Twinkies

We were poking around some little shops a few weeks ago, while vacationing in New Hampshire, and I saw these chocolate covered gift wrapped Twinkies, which were around $4 or $5 for each one. I was a bit intrigued by the idea and decided to try it at home. Now this isn’t something I would make often, but maybe for some special or fun occasion, as these were a bit more labor intensive than I would normally be willing to do.

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To make around six of these delights, melt an 11 ounce bag of chocolate chips with a dab (less than a Tablespoon of shortening) in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, till creamy.

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Then take your unwrapped Twinkie, and using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over till it’s covered,

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and then lay on wax paper. I put mine in the refrigerator for a few minutes to help the firming up process.

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Then I drizzled some melted white candy melts on top to fancy them up a bit, and added some color with a few raspberries.

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They certainly did not last long around here, and I think they are a festive treat for a special occasion! 

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Hope you enjoy!

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5 Comments

  1. Lina - Fancy Frugal Life
    September 13, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Oh yum! My hubby would like this 🙂 Maybe for our anniversary…

    Thanks for stopping in 🙂
    Lina

  2. September 13, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    Hi Margo,
    What a great idea for a special treat and so easy. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Katherines Corner
    September 14, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    a grown up twinkie, I love this idea. Hugs!

  4. September 15, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I saw these at the beach this summer and they looked so good. But $5? Ouch! They are on my to make list too.

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