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twinkle me dessert by freda

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Vanc. (born in Savannah, Ga), WA

EASY, I mean totally SIMPLE. . . almost a Banana split. . . I just had this at a get together at a picnic and its to die for. I had to ask for the recipe.

(5 ratings)
yield 12 - 18 servings easily
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For twinkle me dessert by freda

  • 1 Box
    hostess twinkies ( here comes the name)
  • 4 lg
    bananas, sliced
  • 1 lg can
    (20oz) crushed pineapple, drained but not dry, keep a little juice for moisture)
  • 1 lg Box
    instant pudding mix, vanilla ( mix with milk according to box directions)
  • 1 (12oz)
    or larger cool whip( i use the large size and have extra)
  • optional: maraschino cherries & chopped pecans or sliced almonds, or walnuts chopped for toppings

How To Make twinkle me dessert by freda

  • 1
    Remove Wrappers from the twinkies. Slice (9) lengthwise. ( you'll have one left over to go with coffee while your waiting for this to set.)
  • STEP 1 & 2
You can see here the Twinkies Cut lenth wise.
Then the Bananas are layered next.
    Place twinkie halves in 9X13 baking dish, with cream side facing up.
  • STEP 3
Then I layered the Pineapple
    Layer sliced bananas, pineapple (spread around a bit), pudding, and then cool whip over twinkies, Please, Just in that order.
  • STEP 5
Now You spread the CoolWhip over the Pudding.
    Sprinkle chopped cherries that have been drained on paper towels, or use 1 whole on each slice.
  • Last Step 
Add the Cherries on top and Pecans. Chill in refer till serving time.
This photo shows with and Without the Pecans, as I have some Folks that cannot eat the Nuts.
So Very Easy. Your sure to enjoy making this one.
    Top with a sprinkle of chopped Nuts. Keep in refer, till serving time. Cool refreshing summer or anytime dessert, with no heat in the Kitchen. ENJOY SO SIMPLE