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.
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