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Your Top 10 Favorite Homemade Hostess Recipes

By: Ashley Kolpak, Editor,

So, maybe you've heard the big news...Hostess, the maker some of the most wonderful treats in town, is shutting down. But worry not, your trusty editors at have curated the best of the best homemade Hostess recipes, just for you. Relive your childhood with classics like Hostess Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls, Twinkies and more with this helpful collection of mouth-watering recipes. If you're looking for a last-minute dessert for a holiday party, pick anything from the list below and your guests are sure to be delighted. So look around, pick a recipe you like and try it out. If you happen to make a homemade Hostess recipe you love, feel free to post a picture of it on our Facebook page or contact us. We love hearing from you! UPDATE: While Hostess may be back in business, we still think homemade is the way to go!

Your Top 10 Favorite Homemade Hostess Recipes

Your Top 10 Favorite Homemade Hostess Recipes

Homemade "Hostess" Cupcakes (Pictured, right) - You won't be able to tell the difference between the original and homemade.

DIY Homemade Twinkies (Pictured, left) - When the Twinkies craving hits, you better have this recipe nearby.

Homemade Ding Dongs - A classic hostess recipe for the family.

Homemade Hostess Ho Hos - Impress your friends with this beloved Ho Ho recipe.

Homemade Hostess Sno Balls - Once you start eating these treats you won't be able to stop

Homemade Hostess Sno Ball Cupcakes - This recipe is a combination of things Hostess. Absolute perfection!

DIY Homemade Hostess Choco Bliss Snack Cakes - This recipe is perfect for a little sugar fix.

Copycat Hostess Blackberry Fruit Pie - If fruit desserts are what you crave, nothing will beat this easy fruit pie recipe.

Dark Chocolate Homemade Hostess Cupcakes - A spin on a timeless recipe.

Pink Snowball Cake - Pretty in pink! This cake recipe looks good and tastes even better.

What's your very favorite Hostess recipe? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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What, no Suzy Qs? My sister used to make them when we were kids.

i need a recipe for hostess SUZYQ's.

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions- we'll keep an eye out for recipes mentioned. anniefanny58: You can view how to substitute Splenda here: Thanks! Editor,

hey, I was wondering if you could substitute splenda for sugar? would it be the same amount? I would love to make these for a friend of mine with diabetes. Please advise.

Hostess did more than junk, they made Home Pride Bread and other things too. So how about those? thanks.

The recipes are great. The one I really loved was the chocolate chocolate chip muffin loaf. Hostess also had blueberry, raspberry, and bannna nut muffin loafs.

this is wonderful !!!

Thanks so much! We very much appreciate your comments.

this is wonderful !!!

under the hostess brand there were other things too like Home Pride Bread. Would dearly love to see some of the better things featured as well. Thanks for all that you do share though, these are some favorites for sure.

Hey everyone! I just wanted to say thank you for all of the great comments. I'll be looking for more awesome Hostess recipes, stay tuned! --Ashley, Editor, AllFreeCopycatRecipes

would it be possible to get a copy cat recipe for the raspberry filled doughnuts? Thank you in advance if it is!


The Hostess recipes are wonderful! I would really like a recipe for the orange cupcakes (a favorite treat of mine & friends since we were very small) My friend's dad would buy a bunch of hostess snack and put them in the be consumed on our sleepovers.

This has always been my favorite as well. So, anyone have a recipe?

I have injoyed Hostess food items all my life. It is sad that they are not going to be around anymore. I have many favorate ones. Twinkies , Ding Dongs , Hostess Cupcakes.


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