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Twinkie Pops

This recipe is for Valentine’s Day Twinkie Pops but they can be made for any holiday, including birthdays and team parties, just mix up the colors and sprinkles!

I’ve included many more simple ideas for decorating these Twinkie pops for more holidays and celebrations below.

These no-bake Twinkies pops are basically just Twinkies that you dip in white chocolate then drizzle with more chocolate. And I warn you now: these are sweet. VERY sweet. But you’d probably already guessed that since they’re Twinkies dipped in chocolate.

Twinkie Pops Recipe

Twinkie Pop Ingredients

These ingredients and the recipe are for Valentine’s Day pops but can easily be adjusted for any holiday or celebration by simply changing the drizzle colors and candy sprinkles. See below for more holiday ideas.

  • Candy Melts: Candy melts are available in every color which makes these Twinkie Pops incredibly versatile for any event. White chocolate can be substituted as the white candy melt dipper as well.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles are another decoration where the options are endless. Add rainbow confetti sprinkles for kid’s birthday-themed party.
  • Lollipop Sticks: Also known as Cake Pop Sticks, look for the 6″ to 8″ ones.
  • Twinkies: I used a classic Twinkie but there are many Twinkie flavors to choose from including chocolate cake, banana, mixed berry, pumpkin spice, mint chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, Shirley Temple, cotton candy, lemonade, peppermint, chocolate cream, strawberry and many more. Note: some of these flavors are seasonal.
  • Wilton Chocolate Melting Bags (optional): You can drizzle the candy melts with a spoon but I find it easier to use these melting bags. Do as you prefer.

Any baking supply or arts and crafts store like Michael’s should have everything you need except for the Twinkies. Amazon is also a quick and easy place to find everything you need.

(Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe card with exact measurements and recipe instructions.)

Easy Valentine's Day Twinkie Pops

How to Make Twinkie Pops

So easy to make and no baking involved! These are also fun to make with kids, I made them with my daughters and we had a great time.

  1. Melt the white candy melts in a double broiler or microwave.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  3. Dip the lollipop stick ⅓ of the way into the candy melt. Push the stick into center of the end of the Twinkie.
  4. Repeat with remaining Twinkies, then freeze for 15 minutes so that the sticks stay in the Twinkies.
  5. After freezing, dip the twinkies into the white candy melt, coating fully. Gently shake off excess candy melt and then lay the Twinkies flat side down on the lined cookie sheet.
  6. Melt the pink, red and brown melts while waiting for the white melt to completely harden (about 5 minutes).
  7. Drizzle the brown melt by dipping a spoon or fork and raising the spoon over the Twinkie. Work quickly to move the melt-dipped spoon back and forth a few inches above the Twinkie to drizzle the candy melt. Re-dip your spoon, as necessary. Repeat with red and pink candy melts.
  8. Sprinkle the Valentine’s Day hearts on top of the drizzle before the candy melt hardens, so they stick.
  9. Allow the candy melt to completely harden before serving. They can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve as well.
Valentine's Day Twinkie Pops

Twinkie Pop Ideas

Substitute the drizzle colors and sprinkles for more holiday themed Twinkie pops. Here are a few more ideas but with a little imagination the ideas are endless.

  • Super Bowl: Drizzle the team colors of each football team in the Super Bowl on alternating Twinkies. Or just one team if it’s a hometown crowd. Football sprinkles are a nice touch as well.
  • St Patrick’s Day: Drizzle yellow and green chocolate and top with St. Patrick’s Day sprinkle mix.
  • Easter: Drizzle purple and gold chocolate on the white chocolate covered Twinkies and top with Easter or Spring sprinkles.
  • Fourth of July: Drizzle red and blue chocolate on the white chocolate covered Twinkies and top with USA sprinkles. Look for the seasonal Red White and Blue Twinkies for a little extra patriotism.
  • Halloween: Make mummy Twinkie pops by drizzling with white chocolate and adding candy eyes.
  • Christmas: Drizzle with red and green chocolate and top with Christmas sprinkles.
  • New Year’s Eve: Drizzle with gold and silver melting candy and you’re all set.
  • Team Sports: These are great for team parties! Just use the team colors to drizzle the chocolate and top with football, basketball, baseball, soccer or any sport-themed sprinkles.
  • Princess Party: Throw a birthday princess party with purple and pink drizzled Twinkie pops and unicorn or mermaid tale confetti.
  • Gender Reveal: Have fun with pink or blue drizzled Twinkie pops.
Valentine's Day Twinkie Pops

Twinkie Pops

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This recipe is for Valentine's Day Twinkie Pops but they can be made for any holiday, including birthdays and team parties, just mix up the colors and sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 2 12 oz Wilton White Candy Melts or use white chocolate
  • 1 12 oz Wilton Brown Candy Melts
  • 1 Wilton Red Candy Melts
  • 1 Wilton Pink Candy Melts
  • Tiny Valentine’s Day Heart Sprinkles
  • 10 Hostess Twinkies
  • Lollipop Sticks (6" to 8" inch), also known as cake pop sticks

Instructions

    1. Melt the white candy melts in a double broiler or microwave.
    2. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
    3. Dip the lollipop stick ⅓ of the way into the candy melt. Push the stick into center of the end of the Twinkie.
    4. Repeat with remaining Twinkies, then freeze for 15 minutes so that the sticks stay in the Twinkies.
    5. After freezing, dip the twinkies into the white candy melt, coating fully. Gently shake off excess candy melt and then lay the Twinkies flat side down on the lined cookie sheet.
    6. Melt the pink, red and brown melts while waiting for the white melt to completely harden (about 5 minutes).
    7. Drizzle the brown melt by dipping a spoon or fork and raising the spoon over the Twinkie. Work quickly to move the melt-dipped spoon back and forth a few inches above the Twinkie to drizzle the candy melt. Re-dip your spoon, as necessary. Repeat with red and pink candy melts.
    8. Sprinkle the Valentine's Day hearts on top of the drizzle before the candy melt hardens, so they stick.
    9. Allow the candy melt to completely harden before serving. They can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve as well.

Notes

You can also use Wilton Chocolate Melting Bags to drizzle the candy melts which I find easier to do.

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Kristy Bernardo
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Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I loveeeee these. They are so festive and adorable that I want to squeeze them. If they had cheeks.. I would pinch them.

Kristy Bernardo

Thursday 12th of February 2015

hahaha, that cracked me up :) Thanks, Miranda!

Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart

Monday 9th of February 2015

Anytime you can dip anything in chocolate I'm all for it. I saw these the other day and thought how cute they were. Great job - they look beautiful. :)

Kristy Bernardo

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Thanks so much, Shannon :)

Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

Monday 9th of February 2015

Such a cute idea!

Kristy Bernardo

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Thanks, Brandon!

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Sunday 8th of February 2015

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Sunday 8th of February 2015

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