Friday, December 14, 2012

Make Your Own Hostess Snoballs!

Guest Blogger Samantha has made some yummy treats for us today:

Was anyone else devastated by the news that Hostess was going out of business?  Where will we get our Twinkies? Our Ding Dongs? Our Snoballs?
The good news is that you can make them! And while they might not have that "delicious" processed aftertaste, you'll probably feel a little bit better about yourself if you make them instead of just unwrapping them from some plastic wrap.

Oh, and by the way... I can't lie.  These Snoballs are not for me.  I actually hate coconut.  It reminds me of Easter grass.  But they are for a very special guy... my brother-in-law, Joey.  Joey is currently in the US Navy, and when we drove out to Chicago a couple weeks ago to see him graduate boot camp, he made me promise him home-made Snoballs when he comes home for Christmas.  So Joey, here's to you and the hard work you do to protect our country!

And now, without further ado, the Snoballs you've all be waiting for.

Here's what you'll need:

For cupcakes:
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1 small box Jello Chocolate Fudge instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream

For topping: 
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
3/4 cup Marshmallow Creme or Marshmallow Fluff, about half of one 7-ounce jar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar (icing sugar)
1 cup sweetened, shaved coconut

Preheat oven to 350, line cupcake pan with liners, set aside.
Mix together cupcake ingredients until combined, about 2 minutes.  Scoop batter into pan so that each cup is about 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife or cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing.
Beat together marshmallow and butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add in vanilla extract and sugar, beating until combined.  Add in more or less sugar until you reach your desired consistency.  Ice the cupcakes and top with coconut.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.

Have you promised any special dishes to your loved ones this season, or a recipe that your family looks forward to every year? Do you have your own Hostess imitation recipe! Tell us about it!
Happy weekend!

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  1. Yum Yum! Those snowball look yummy! That Navy scene looks way familar. We drove up to Chicago in April to see my daughter graduate from the same boot camp! We are so proud of her and am proud of your brother-in-law too.

  2. They look delicious and I know he will love and appreciate them. I like cooked coconut.


  3. So awesome!! What a great idea!!



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