A number of years ago I submitted this Bite Sized Twinkies Baked Alaska Recipe for possible inclusion in a Twinkie cookbook and it was accepted!
Honestly, it’s probably one of the few times I’ll ever have a recipe in a recipe book because it was a LOT of work putting this together.
It was after a LOT of debate and a couple of recipe failures I finally found success with Bite Sized Twinkies Baked Alaska.
I like the bite sized dessert because, in my opinion, it’s the perfect sized dessert after dinner.
Not too much so that I’m sleepy from the sugar, but just the right amount to stop any sweet cravings.
I’ve never made Baked Alaska before and I was a little hesitant to give it a try.
However, it ended up being a lot easier than anticipated.
Prep time took about 10-15 minutes, then I tossed the treats in the freezer for about 2 1/2 hours (overnight is better), and then baked them for about 2 minutes.
Not many desserts look this good with so little effort!
Cut off the round ends of the Twinkie to create a flat surface then cut the Twinkies into 4 equal parts.
Top each slice with a generous scoop of ice cream, about 2 tablespoons, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
Toss in the freezer and go about your day.
Note: Use any flavor of ice cream. I used a Berry Summer Crunch that was a delicious compliment to the Twinkies.
When you are ready to bake the treats whip up the meringue.
Coat each bite in a generous amount of meringue. The meringue should completely cover the bite except for the bottom. This seals the ice cream inside the treat and keeps it from melting.
Bake in a 500 degree oven for 1-2 minutes and serve immediately.
The above bite started to melt because I was taking so long to photograph the treat!
I love how pretty the meringue toasted and how fun these treats are to serve. The family LOVED them!
Bite-Sized Twinkies Baked Alaska Ingredients
1 cup ice cream, flavor of choice
2 egg whites, room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of cream of tartar
Bite-Sized Twinkies Baked Alaska Directions
Cut off the rounded ends of the Twinkie.
Then cut each Twinkie into 4 equal parts. Place each slice of Twinkie, cut side down, of small piece of plastic wrap.
Place 2 tablespoons of ice cream on top of each slice of Twinkie. Wrap each slice up tightly in plastic wrap and place in freezer. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
Remove Twinkie bites from freezer.
Place bites on a foil covered cookie sheet, Twinkie side down. Using a knife cover each Twinkie and ice cream bite generously with a stiff meringue* (see recipe below).
Bake in oven at 500 degrees for 2 minutes or until meringue starts to brown.
*Meringue Recipe and Directions
Chill a medium-sized metal bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove bowl from freezer.
Place egg white in bowl and, using a hand mixer, begin to whisk egg.
Slowly add sugar and cream of tartar.
Continue whisking until stiff peaks form on the egg white.
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Can these be frozen after you’ve baked the merengue?
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Rattlebridge Farm--Foodie Friday says
Thrilled to see your recipe at Foodie Friday!
these look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.
This looks great! I would love to have you link it up to my Feature Friday Link Palooza!
First I wanna say Welcome Back Twinkies!! Woop Woop!! And I never heard or tasted baked Alaska so thats an interesting dessert – need to try to recreate.
Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest says
I have actually never had Baked Alaska. These look and sound delicious though!
Marina MommySnippets says
These look awesome! What a great idea.
I haven’t had a twinkie or a baked alaska in years! This looks so good!
Your twinkie recipe looks awesome! I’d love that for dessert!
That does look yummy. I have never tried baked Alaska but I love some twinkies! 🙂 Great recipe!
April Smith Decheine says
Wow and were they not going to stop making Twinkies? That sounds like such a fun recipe. My husband I know would love this! Looks pretty too.
Oh my gosh, YUM! What a great idea!
I’ve never heard of Baked Alaska before. It looks really yummy!
That’s a fun way to spruce up some Twinkie love. I’d love to try this recipe.
Amy Desrosiers says
Well, this is certainly a very creative way to use Twinkies. I havent had one in years!
These Look DELICIOUS!! I love me some twinkies.
it’s a super cute idea. I haven’t had a twinkie in so long
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Baked Alaskas are on my list, or I guess I should say food bucket list! Too cute!
What a delicious recipe. I love using baked alaska as the base for the twinkie recipe. Baked alaska is reminiscent of a more luxe time in American history.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
Oh goodness! A Twinkie cookbook! I never would have thought about using them in a recipe.
Amanda Her says
I’ll have to admit – I had to look up what a Baked Alaska was – I had never heard of it before. Your dessert looks SO GOOD that I’m gonna have to try it.
That looks so sweet and delicious. I haven’t had that before
Amber Conaway says
Oh my gosh that looks amazing!! My sister used to make baked Alaska and it seemed like such a pain! This is definitely something I am going to try out!
I’ve never had Baked Alaska before, but this looks yummy. I mean, there’s a Twinkie involved, it has to be good!
Surprisingly these look and sound a lot better than I originally thought they would when I first started reading. I don’t think I could stop at one either.
Debbie L. says
Oh my goodness my son would love these – he is a Twinkie fan!
I just learned what baked Alaska was recently. I never would have thought to pair twinkles with it! What a cool treat.
I am home reading this and trying not get up for dessert! Your pictures above are making it very difficult, Baked Alaska never looked so yummy!
Bite sized Baked Alaska with a Twinkie base? Ah-mazing. This is on my short list of desserts now!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
Now that right there might just be worth having a Twinkie for! I loved Baked Alaska!
These look so good! I’m fairly certain I’d eat all of them. I may share one or two with my husband and son, but they’d have to fight me on the rest.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I love this idea! My only issue would be that I would eat about 17 of them in one sitting 🙂