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3 Vegan Twinkie Recipes to Get You Through the Twinkiepocalypse

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3 Vegan Twinkie Recipes to Get You Through the Twinkiepocalypse

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt manufacturer of Twinkies, HoHos, CupCakes and Honey Buns, has failed to come to an agreement with members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union which have been on strike since last week.

The brand had previously threatened to shut down operation and liquidate if workers did not return to work this week. True to its word, the Chicago Tribune reports Hostess is seeking court permission to go out of business.

“We’ll be selling the brands and as much of the infrastructure as we can,” said company spokesman Lance Ignon. “There is value in the brands.”

All orders have been cancelled with the company’s suppliers and any products in transit are being returned to the shipper.

Does this mean you should stockpile the Twinkies at the gas station to use as currency in the future?

Hardly.

Bake Your Own Twinkies

You would be better off cutting the cheap junk food from your diet altogether, and choosing healthier alternative to such snack “food” items.

Fortunately, there are also plenty of homemade, organic and vegan Twinkies recipe alternatives on the Internet to help you survive the Twinkiepocalypse.

Photo Credit: scoochmaroo/CC BY-NC 2.0

1. Organic Vegan Twinkie Recipe Via Instructables .

My favorite of which is the Organic Vegan Twinkie Recipe and step-by-step guide by Scoochmaroo at Instructables.

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5:26AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

the article said three vegan recipes. the video one was obviously not vegan!

9:45PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

Whoopie!! ;-)

5:22PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

*interesting

5:21PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Sounds intereting... thanks for the suggestions! :)

12:29PM PST on Feb 9, 2013

If anyone is interested, I found the most authentic Twinkie recipe on Epicurious.com. They have the recipe right.

9:05PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thanks! Haven't had one in years!

1:20AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

The cake part reminds me of a sponge cake, which is so good!! I like the fluffy cream cheese idea for the filling....loving ginger as I do I'd prob add some minced fine candied ginger root to the cream filling. Sweet idea for kids/teens to make......

6:59PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thank you

12:03AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks

7:26PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Will that stand up in court? The twinkie made me do it.....

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