Fried Twinkies® with Fresh Berries & Cream Recipe

Fried Twinkies® with Fresh Berries & Cream Recipe
When a friend of mine told me that she sautéed some Twinkies® in butter and topped them with fresh fruit and whipped cream, I was intrigued. And when I tried them, I found that they caramelize a bit when sautéed, and Fried Twinkies® with Fresh Berries and Cream become almost gourmet. To be honest, it took me a few tries to make them perfectly – if you try to hurry and turn the heat up, they burn – so make sure you use low heat and watch them patiently. The end result is surprisingly delicious. You can top them with fresh summer berries, peaches, or a mixture, and the fresh whipped cream (none of the frozen crap) takes Twinkies to an almost ethereal level. Do try this; it will surprise you.
Snack cakes aren’t on my usual list of healthy treats, but it should make you feel better that berries have some nutrition, and that will make up for the lack of good stuff in the Twinkies®. Years ago, Twinkies were advertised as “wholesome,” and I assume people actually believed it. Maybe the definition for wholesome was different back then. Nevertheless, these buttery, caramelized Twinkies are fun, unique, and delicious.

2 Servings

1 cup fresh berries, such as sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon butter
2 sponge cakes with cream filling such as Twinkies®

1/4 cup sweetened whipped cream

  1. Place the fruit in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter over medium low heat in a small skillet; add the Twinkies, turning them to coat all sides in the butter and lightly brown them on all sides, being careful not to let them burn.
  3. Remove the cakes to serving plates.
  4. Cover with the sweetened fruit and top with whipped cream.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 122
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 42% Protein 3% Carb. 56%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Sodium 253 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 27 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 70% Calcium 0% Iron 2%

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