Twinkie Pie

TwinkiesIf you're all virtuous about every little bit of food you put in your body, don't even bother to read any farther. If, however, you try to do your best most of the time, but believe a splurge and a few artificial preservatives are worth it once in awhile, then read on for the decadent and delicious secrets to ... Twinkie Pie.

In this recipe from Food.com, there are chocolate, pecans, and yes, there are real Twinkies. The combination of it all into one pie is genius. It's not so fancy, but it's fun and a fantastic treat once in awhile.

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  • 9 Twinkies
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips, semisweet
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Grease pyrex square or rectangular casserole with butter.

Cut 8 Twinkies in thirds lengthwise, and put one layer on the bottom of the casserole.

Beat egg whites, with the cream of tartar and sugar, adding vanilla.

Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler.

Add egg yolks to chocolate, slowly, continuing to stir over boiling water.

Fold chocolate into egg whites.

Spread over Twinkies, then sprinkle with about half of the nuts.

Layer on more Twinkies, more chocolate, and more nuts.

Continue layering.

Top with whipped cream and a single whole Twinkie.

Chill and serve.

 

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