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Chocolate Covered Bourbon Soaked Twinkies

Chocolate Covered Bourbon Soaked Twinkies are definitely an adult-only treat. And this guilty pleasure is perfect for a Kentucky Derby Party. Store-bought Twinkies are soaked with bourbon, dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author Christin Mahrlig



  • Place twinkies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Slowly drizzle 1 teaspoon of bourbon over each twinkie. They will easily soak up the bourbon.
  • Break candy coating into squares and place in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute. Stir and microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth.
  • Stick a lolipop stick in the end of each twinkie and dip the twinkie into the melted chocolate. I like to use a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate all around the twinkie. Set twinkie back on parchment paper. Repeat.
  • Sprinkle twinkies with sea salt.


Note: The water that is in the bourbon will cause the chocolate to seize if they are mixed together, but it shouldn't be a problem since so little bourbon is used and most of it soaks into the twinkie.
If you have something that can inject the bourbon into the center of the Twinkie, you won't have to worry as much about the chocolate seizing.