Air Fryer Twinkies are so crispy and golden! This crispy fun fair food is filled with a creamy filling and is perfect with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate for an incredible but unique dessert.
Why you will love this air fryer recipe
I grew up eating Hostess snack cakes, like Twinkies. But placing them in the air fryer for a few minutes, takes this treat to a new level for the next generation. This recipe makes delicious treats that taste like deep-fried Twinkies without the grease from a deep fryer.
I know air fried Twinkies sounds like one of the crazy foods, but the crisp on the Twinkie after air frying, just makes it melt in your mouth.
If you love deep fried foods, fair recipes like these air fryer fried Twinkies, you will love air fryer corn dogs, air fried Oreos. All of these recipes are so easy to make in the air fryer, but give you the carnival food flavors.
- Box of Twinkies
Optional: Scoop of ice cream and your favorite dipping sauce. I love a drizzle of chocolate sauce like Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, raspberry sauce, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
How to make Air Fryer Twinkies
Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or lightly spray with nonstick cooking oil.
Remove cellophane wrappers from Twinkies, and place in the air fryer basket, without stacking.
Air fry in batches, at 350 degrees F for 3-4 minutes, until the snack cakes are golden brown. (The longer you air fry, the crispier they will become.)
I use a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer to make this recipe. Because not all fryers are the same, so cooking time may vary by just a few minutes.
My preferred dipping sauce for these tasty treats is chocolate, but you can a drizzle of raspberry sauce, or serve with ice cream and sprinkles. This decadent dessert has a creamy vanilla filling, so they are also delicious just as they are or just a light powdered sugar dusting!
Traditional Twinkies have an amazing taste of a sponge cake. Hostess has taken a few classic comfort food and added several choice flavors for variety. You can find these cakes filled with yummy flavors like strawberry, chocolate, and banana. Chocolate Twinkies are also delicious using this crisping method.
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Air Fryer Twinkies
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 Box Twinkies
- Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper or lightly spray with nonstick cooking oil.
- Remove cellophane wrappers from Twinkies, and place in the air fryer basket, without stacking.
- Air fry in batches, at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes, until the snack cakes are golden brown. The longer you air fry, the crispier they will become. I like them on the crispier side, so 5 minutes is perfect!
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