Copycat recipes are so much fun! I love experimenting with making homemade versions of popular packaged snacks. Sure it's a little less convenient, but if you love being in the kitchen you no doubt get a kick out of recreating your favorite treats right at home. I've put together a round-up of some awesome copycat versions of Hostess snack cakes. All photo credits belong to the original bloggers - please click through to their posts for full recipes and instructions.
The real thing: Chocolate Zingers
How to make them: Homemade Chocolate Zingers by Food52
The real thing: Chocolate Cupcakes
How to make them: Homemade Hostess Cupcakes by Sweet Society
The real thing: Hostess Sno Balls
How to make them: Hostess Sno Balls Recipe by Serious Eats
The real thing: Hostess Ding Dongs
How to make them: Homemade Ding Dongs by Roxana's Home Baking
The real thing: Hostess Twinkies
How to make them: Homemade Twinkies by delish
The real thing: Hostess Raspberry Zingers
How to make them: Raspberry Zinger Cake by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
The real thing: Hostess Crumb Donettes
How to make them: Hostess Style Crunch Donettes by Gluten Free on a Shoestring
The real thing: Hostess Fruit Pies (in many flavors!)
How to make Cherry & Lemon Fruit Pies: Homage to Hostess by Circle B Kitchen
How to make Blueberry Fruit Pies: Homemade Hostess Blueberry Cutie Pies by Babble
How to make Apple Fruit Pies: Simple Homemade Hostess Apple Pies by A Pocket Full of Buttons
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