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I don’t know about you, but if someone offers me a Twinkie I will not refuse it, and I usually can’t stop at one.  You know Twinkies…”golden sponge cake with creamy filling.”  Remember back in the ’70s when Ann Blyth was the spokesperson for Hostess?  She gave Twinkies and Ding Dongs a little class.  The only problem with the commercial is the kids – they eat like cavemen.  Luckily Ann makes up for it with her groovy hairdo.

But this isn’t about Ann Blyth or the Twinkies of the ’70s. This is about a new way with Twinkies. The 21st Century Twinkies. I got this recipe out of The Twinkies Cookbook.  My pictures don’t look as appetizing at the one in the cookbook, but trust me, this dessert is divine.

Slice ten Twinkies lengthwise and stuff them tight into a 9X13 pan.

Mix 8 oz cream cheese with a 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Spread over the Twinkies.

Spoon a large can of cherry pie filling over the cheese/milk mixture. If you want to be extra fancy (which I'm not) save some of the cherry filling to spoon on the top of the dessert to make it look really pretty.

Drain a large can of crushed pineapple and spoon evenly over the pie filling.

Spread an 8-oz tub of Cool Whip over everything. Be sure to make those attractive swirls on top, especially if you aren't garnishing with the reserved cherries.

After you cover and refrigerate for at least four hours (I refrigerated it overnight) be sure you have lots of people over to enjoy it. The cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk kind of soak into the Twinkies, but don’t make them soggy. The cherries and pineapple are a combination from paradise. And seriously, could you find an easier recipe?

I’m always looking for easy but delicious recipes. I’d love to hear what you’re cooking up, or just throwing together. What sweets are you serving this weekend?

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