September 24, 2007

The Hostess Twinkies Recipe Party

It seemed like such a good idea. Nobody ever eats the food at my parties, why not have a little fun with the fare? So the Twinkies party was created. Guests were assigned one of the many Twinkies recipes to bring and despite some gagging, they obliged.

I never dreamed we would actually eat the stuff.

But there was something mysteriously enticing about the Twinkie fruit tarts with their zesty lemon filling, bursting with strawberries. And the Twinkie Truffles, covered with chocolate glaze and rolled in Butterfinger crumbles were too pretty not to pop in your mouth. The Twinkies were barely even visible in the Twinkie Toffee dish. Instead layers of soft cream, pudding and Heath bar melted in your mouth. And there was Twinkies sushi, Twinkie flag pie, Twinkie strawberry shortcake, a Twinkies sunflower, and delicate rounds of Twinkie cheesecake adorned with bright cherries. The table was choked with guests grabbing for the best goods. It was impossible to deny, these were some delicious treats.In no time the Twinkies Butterfinger Truffles were scarfed down by hungry guests. The Twinkies Toffee was next to go. We shamelessly stuffed the gooey delights treats down our throats. Everyone was doing it. There was no precedent for this kind of party. What were our limits? We pretended there were none. We played Twinkie Trivia to test our guests' knowledge of their gut-busting treats. The prize for first place was of course, a Twinkie.

I ate until I was sick. Took a break. Ate some more. Just when I thought I was going to pass out from sugar, someone told me I simply had to taste the fruit tarts so I obligingly slid one down. They were right, the tarts were simply divine. There were a few texture issues with the Twinkies sushi wrapped in green fruit roll-ups, but with their green cool whip wasabi and dried mango strips as ginger, you just had to try one anyway. Our party lasted four hours and by the time the last guests left, it was all Spike and I could do to drag ourselves to bed.

At 6 a.m. the next morning our kids woke up. Pixie came bounding to my bed giggling about the party and asking where all our friends had gone. I started to sit up but something was wrong. Terribly wrong.
"Spike, I can't go to church today."
"What's wrong, sweetie?"
"Twinkie hangover," I managed to groan then collapsed back into the bed. I had never felt so sick in my life. Spike took one look at my distorted face and packed Pixie to church without me so I could have a few hours to sleep off my Twinkies.

It was a glorious night. And I'm never eating a Twinkie again. It was all I could do to even write this post without having to take some more Pepto Bismol.

Long story short: If you are ever invited to a Twinkies party, sneak a few healthy treats from home in your pockets. No matter how beautiful the Twinkies look, do not be fooled. They are still Twinkies.

30 comments:

Amber said...

They look very pretty! I'm ROFL at your twinkie hangover. Sounds like a fun party though!

Melissa said...

I love that you actually had the party! You're my hero!

Silly Marie said...

Oh come now...I think you're being too harsh on the poor twinkies. Had they been any sugar treat, be it brownies, ice cream, pie, etc. you would have felt just as sick after eating them for an entire night.

I am shocked and amazed at the creativity. Kudos to all who participated.

Heffalump said...

Mmmmm. I need to go dig in the freezer for a ding dong.

Marie said...

Oh, that looks so fun (and tasty! or at least bloggable!) I wish I lived in CA!

Sarah said...

I was thinking that of all people, you should have been there, Marie! You should host your own though. It was seriously fun!

Kimberly Bluestocking: said...

I still think you should have worked Twinkies into the punch, somehow.

pflower10 said...

I'm guessing now that the HS reunion is over so is the diet?

I'm loving your spirit of fun!!!!!!

Twinkie hangover!!!!! That's gotta bite.

Amy said...

Oh sick.

Kerri said...

We still have some leftover Twinkie Toffee in the refrigerator if anyone is interested!

wynne said...

Whoa. So did you have to get your stomach pumped, or what?

(And Marie is not allowed to have a twinkie party until she gives me enough time to scrape together the airfare. No way I want to miss two of these.)

Summer said...

A Twinkies party?!?!? What a hoot!!!!

chanel said...

oh how I wish I could have been there! If for no other reason than to have a hangover and not go to church!!!

PS I LOVE your granola bar review!!!

Lisa Fewox said...

Yea! I'm totally doing a party! Do you think it could turn into something like tupperware parties? Different people host junk food parties at their homes? Twinkies, Reese's peanut butter cups, Chip's Ahoy cookies... the list goes on and on!

Checkers said...

Those butterfinger powdered ones look absolutely divine! (Did I just say that about a Twinkie treat?)

Sarah said...

So you understand the problem, checkers? Too pretty to pass up. And yes, I've got to say if someone gave me a plate of the butterfinger truffles again they'd probably be gone in 2 seconds.

Marie said...

I just may have to follow in your footsteps. Need to get all warmed up for the Holiday sugar season.

Sorry to comment off-topic, but I left a very important question for you on that ancient Weird Al posting of yours. Please answer ASAP.

And pass the Twinkies, please.

Angela said...

The morning after the party, Trent BEGGED me to bring him a Twinkie. (He was holding our sleeping baby and didn't want to get up and wake her.) I thought he was totally kidding, but he continued to pester me until I caved in. GROSS - who eats a Twinkie for breakfast, especially after eating 10 of them the night before?!

Special K ~Toni said...

Wow! I couldn't handle that!

Kate said...

This sounds like the best idea ever... at least on face value.
Twinkies are way tasty.

aubrey said...

this is a fabulous idea. it made me a little grossed reading about all of that, but still a great idea for a party. i love the color of your walls!

Ricardo Bueno said...

I would need a six-pack of Pepto Bismal to get through a night like that!

Janie and Andrew said...

We could smell the aroma-filled air of sugary twinkie cream all the way at our house! So sad to have missed it - invite us to the next one. Anyone up for ding dong delicatessen? :) PS: Leftovers can be sent to our house Kerri, postage due!

Jessica G. said...

Too funny! And I soooo want to have a twinkie party now! First, I'll have to find some good recipes, then I'll have to make some friends...Can anyone on here be bought with the promise of twinkies?

Andrea said...

Oh wow. I never knew twinkies were so versatile.

melody is slurping life said...

ROTFLOL!!! I'm sorry you got sick, but I would have scarfed along beside you. What an absolutely fun party. Twinkie Hangover...LOL.

Hey, thanks for stopping by Slurping Life. Glad you did, because I found you.

Melissa Miller said...

I love the idea of a twinkie party, but what I love even more is your yellow walls and red/burgundy curtains....so pretty!

ang said...

Not to make this all about me but why do I always look like a sour-puss in pictures!?! I guess I hadn't tried the Butterfinger Truffle yet :)

tishacalhoun said...

amazing! so sad to have missed this extravaganza! looks like sugary bliss! I need those recipes!

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