This recipe makes delicious make-ahead dessert using Twinkies, cream cheese, whipped dessert topping, and strawberries.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
9 x 13 inch cake
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine strawberries and glaze in a small bowl.

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  • Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise, and place in a single layer over the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch dish.

  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Fold in whipped topping, and spread mixture over Twinkies. Spoon berries over cream cheese mixture. Cover and chill 30 minutes or more. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; protein 3.7g 8% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 24.1mg 8% DV; sodium 167.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! My guests and I agreed, though, that the ratio of cake to frosting was off (too much frosting - not enough cake). I would suggest using 16 Twinkies and keeping them whole- do not cut them in half. Further, I would reduce the frozen whipped topping from a 12 oz. to an 8 oz. container. Then I think it would reach perfection! Simple to make, yet impressive!Great spring/summer dessert! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2004
While this recipe was good...the ingredients ran over. There was too much filling for the size of the dish. Filling needs to be reduced by about 1/2 Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! My guests and I agreed, though, that the ratio of cake to frosting was off (too much frosting - not enough cake). I would suggest using 16 Twinkies and keeping them whole- do not cut them in half. Further, I would reduce the frozen whipped topping from a 12 oz. to an 8 oz. container. Then I think it would reach perfection! Simple to make, yet impressive!Great spring/summer dessert! Read More
(86)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2006
This went over big at a 4th of July BBQ. I did modify slightly. I used a trifle dish and the amount of cream cheese filling was just right. I did have to use 12 Twinkies though. The biggest change I made was to use Supreme Strawberry Topping from this site in place of ready made strawberry glaze. I took one look at the ingredients in that stuff and just could not bring myself to buy it. Besides Supreme Strawberry Topping is to die for and very easy to make. I also added a few blueberries for that red white and blue look. The end result was great to look at and even better to eat. Just make sure you give it enough time to set in the fridge before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
Great but way too thin with just one layer of twinkies! I used 20 twinkies and the double decker works perfect with the the amount of topping specified in the original recipe. I also used the perfect strawberry topping recipe and think it is a much tastier option!. Ummm ummm good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This was delicious. I took it to work and everyone loved it! It was easy to prepare the night before. I used more strawberries than it called for though. I think you need twice as many as it says so it will be completely covered on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2002
My husband son and grandkids helped prepare this and they were very happy with the flavors. a very good dish. Imagenie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
This recipe was great!! I made it for our annual block party & there were hardly any leftovers. The only change that I made was I made it in a triffle bowl & cut the twinkies into thirds instead of half so that it was easier to scoop out & serve. I also layered all of the ingredients so that it looked pretty =). I will def. make this again, it was super easy!!! You just can't go wrong with Twinkies!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2004
While this recipe was good...the ingredients ran over. There was too much filling for the size of the dish. Filling needs to be reduced by about 1/2 Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2004
not too bad not my favorite but everyone else said they liked it and they asked for the recipe. A little to "prepared" tasting for me probably from the twinkies. Try it again but with a homemade sponge cake on bottom Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2007
Very delicious and so easy! I substituted a yellow cake mix for the twinkies and layered it in my trifle bowl! I made my strawberry glaze myself b/c I hate that gel-like stuff in the store. Good Recipe! Read More
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