If you love twinkies than you will love this dessert! Honestly, even if you dont like twinkies, you'll still love it. There are three layers of happiness going on inside. The first layer is twinkies, the second is a cream cheese filling, and the third is pumpkin and vanilla pudding bliss!
This is the perfect treat to have at your Halloween party. It's even a great dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas as well! It was pretty easy to make, and also fun because I kept giving my little Kallen my beaters and spatulas to lick while I was making it. He had pumpkin and whip cream covering his entire face and practically coming out of his ears! It was so cute! : )
Pumpkin Twinkie Dessert
1 package (10 count) Hostess Twinkies
1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed, divided
2 packages (3.4 oz each) Instant Vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Milk
Additional pumpkin pie spice
Slice twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream-side up, in a single layer in a 9x13 baking dish. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1/2 of the cool whip. Beat on low until smooth. Spread evenly over the twinkies.
Combine pudding mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Whisk until well blended and then spread evenly over cream cheese mixture. Carefully spread remaining cool whip over pumpkin layer. Lightly sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Refrigerate for atleast 4-5 hours or until set. Makes 12 servings.