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Why Pay Thousands For Twinkies? Here’s The Recipe.

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In the wake of the closing of Hostess, many are worried that they won’t be able to get Twinkies, and driving the prices of the snack cakes up to absurd degrees on eBay.

Good thing the recipe is easy to find, if you’re not made of money.

Reddit user FinancialBabe recently posted a joke photo that mutated in the comments, as Reddit threads tend to do, into a collection of useful miscellany about Twinkies.

Among them? Recipes. They even had a useful guide to building a homemade Twinkie pan and making your own with simple storebought items like pound cake mix posted on YouTube courtesy of Todd Wilbur:

If you’re looking for the full recipe, here’s a text version that gets into a bit more detail, courtesy of Wilbur himself.

It’s a bit involved, but hey, at least it’s not a thousand dollars!

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