Wednesday, September 23, 2015


serves four

vegetable oil for deep frying
4 Twinkies, frozen
2 slices bacon, halved
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

Heat the oil in a deep fryer according to the manufacturer’s directions or in a large saucepan, over medium heat, until the oil reaches 375 degrees F.

Wrap each frozen Twinkie with half a slice of bacon. Use skewers or long toothpicks, as needed, to secure the bacon.

Carefully deep-fry a bacon-wrapped Twinkie until the bacon is fully cooked, 1 to 2 minutes, turning to cook evenly. Remove from the oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Repeat with the remaining Twinkies. Allow to cool slightly.

Pour the chocolate chips into a deep microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave on high power (100%) in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted.

Frost each bacon-wrapped Twinkie with the melted chocolate. Serve immediately.

bacon recipe source: The Twinkies Cookbook, 85th Anniversary Edition: A New Sweet and Savory Recipe Collection from America's Most Iconic Snack Cake (Ten Speed Press, 2015); Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2015

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