Hostess Brands Celebrates Tailgate-Friendly Twinkies® Recipes Because Nothing Goes Better Together Than Football and America’s Favorite Snack Cake

Recipes originally published in The Twinkies® Cookbook honor fans’ creativity and pride

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As tailgating season reaches its peak, Hostess Brands, LLC is releasing a handful of sporty, sweet and savory Twinkies® recipes suitable for cheering on one’s team on game-day. The recipes – originally submitted by innovative and earnest snack cake fans and published in The Twinkies® Cookbook – are as follows:

  • Patriotic Twinkie Pie, for Patriots fans especially but any fan whose team sports red, white and blue
  • Twinkie Kebabals, a recipe that saves the day for a last-minute tailgating celebration by combining fresh fruit and Twinkies on wooden skewers
  • Pigs-in-a-Twinkie, created by a 12-year old, so it’s sure to be not just delicious but also simple to make
  • Dave’s Twinkie Burger, which takes on a “totally different taste than a regular burger” when using Twinkies as the bun

Each of these recipes was submitted by individuals as part of a wide recipe call that took place when The Twinkies® Cookbook was originally published more than a decade ago, but were deemed worthwhile in re-introducing to fans for the 2017-2018 football season.

“Twinkies have a way of bringing out Americans’ creativity and we think that’s worth celebrating and honoring in a fun way,” said Burke Raine, Hostess Brands’ Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “As much as we work to innovate as a company, no one is as creative as our most dedicated fans. These recipes are sure to be a hit at backyard and stadium tailgate parties across the country.”

Hostess Brands, LLC

An icon of American ingenuity, Hostess® treats have been some of the world’s best known sweet baked goods for nearly a century. The category pioneer continues to lead the way in innovation, quality and creativity that captures the imagination of snack cake enthusiasts generation after generation.

Hostess Brands, LLC is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and operates bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Columbus, Georgia and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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