Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert Recipe Is THAT Good

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pumpkin twinkie dessertTo say this recipe for Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert is insanely good is a gross understatement. It is so creamy, so flavorful, and just so downright decadent it's flat-out amazing. 

From Life as a Lofthouse, it takes two of America's most loved foods -- pumpkin-flavored anything and good old Twinkies -- and combines them into one dessert that will rock your world. It's a great treat for Halloween parties, or even in addition to or (gasp) instead of a traditional pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Yes, it's that good.

Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert

1 package (10 count) Hostess Twinkies
1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed, divided
2 packages (3.4 oz each) Instant Vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Milk
Additional pumpkin pie spice

Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream-side up, in a single layer in a 9x13 baking dish.

Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1/2 of the Cool Whip. Beat on low until smooth.

Spread evenly over the Twinkies.

Combine pudding mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Whisk until well blended and then spread evenly over cream cheese mixture.

Carefully spread remaining cool whip over pumpkin layer. Lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.

Refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours or until set. Makes 12 servings.


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loves... lovesouldoula

This sounds disgusting. Do people even still eat twinkies, knowing how horrible they are for hour health?

audri... audrinasmommy7

I have to agree with lovesouldoula. The first thing I thought when I saw 1 package (10 count) Hostess Twinkies was gross. Maybe my family are just health freaks but we don't eat twinkies or any gross junk food like that. This recipe sounds extremely fattening and full of sugar. & this is coming from someone who has a big sweet tooth (that I control but occasionally give in to)....

Renee Larsen

I'm in agreement with the two gals above. Just reading the ingredients made me nauseous. Twinkies, a cup of sugar, cool whip, THEN pudding. That's way more sugar (and crap) than I would ever want to serve anyone I cared about.

Mikael Rombach

I disagree with all 3 commenters. I see nothing wrong with this for a special occasion. Of course you wouldn't serve it regularly, but for a party or thanksgiving sure why not. Live a little!

zombi... zombiemommy916

I agree...no one should eat something like this on a regular basis, but for the love of God, it's a holiday dessert...just like cupcakes with icing is to birthdays, candy is to Halloween, and decadent desserts are to Christmas and Thanksgiving...I know plenty of health-conscious people who enjoy these kinds of things in moderation (obviously)...

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I would never make this and I definitely wouldn't make it for thanksgiving. A thanksgiving dinner should be special, not crap that you throw together from a few packages.

nonmember avatar Flanagansta

I made this and it was delicious! Not something you should eat everday but 1 serving as a holiday treat is not bad...It was awesome!

nonmember avatar Shannon

My mom made this several years ago, and it is requested by many family members every year. It is delicious. And if you dont want to make it, dont. But, is it really necessary to put down what someone has taken their time to share. You have your right to your opinion, but if you have never tried it, then you dont know if you would like it or not.

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