Patriotic desserts are such a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July. The red, white, and blue colors are so festive, and your guests will be impressed by your creativity with these tasty treats!
And what better way to show your love of country than with a patriotic dessert? These yummy chocolate-covered snacks are sure to please even the pickiest eater at your little party. They’re easy to make, too! Just follow this simple step-by-step tutorial and you can wow everyone at your next barbecue with these delicious sweets.
Why You’ll Love Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies
They are delicious! Chocolate covered Twinkies are one of our most popular treats for good reason.
They are super delicious! The creamy vanilla filling and sweet chocolate coating make for a perfect combination that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
They are fun! Everyone loves these festive desserts because they are so adorable and easy to make. Plus, they make great party favors for guests who do not want cake at their parties.
They also look great as centerpieces at events with red, white, and blue themes! They are easy to prepare!
You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make these treats yourself; all you need is a microwave and some aluminum foil (or wax paper). You can even wrap them individually in plastic wrap if you want them to last longer before eating them all up!
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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Equipment Needed To Make Covered Twinkies
A mixing bowl
A knife or spoon
A baking sheet
Ingredients For Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies
How To Make A Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop.
To melt in the microwave, place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds at a time until completely melted.
To melt on the stovetop, place in a small pot over low heat until completely melted.
Put one Twinkie on some foil, then dip it into the melted chocolate so it’s completely covered.
Use an icing spatula or knife to smooth out any drips or uneven parts of chocolate if necessary before placing on another piece of foil to cool.
Repeat with remaining Twinkies. Once cooled, top each Twinkie with sprinkles and/or other decorations as desired!
What to Serve with Your Covered Twinkies
Potato chips, Macaroni, and cheese, French fries
Covered in Mint Oreo Filling, Covered in Vanilla Crème Filling
Green, Black or White tea
Popular Substitutions & Additions
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How To Reheat & Store
Best Way To Store Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies
The best way to store chocolate-covered Twinkies is in a cool, dry place. These treats can last up to two weeks if stored in this way.
If you want to get even more life out of them, try freezing them.
The freezer will preserve the Twinkie’s texture and flavor so that it tastes just like it did when you bought it. You can also freeze the chocolate coating on top of each cake, which will protect it from becoming sticky or melting over time.
If you prefer not to eat these treats right away, then you can always freeze them for later use. This is especially helpful if you plan on taking these snacks with you on a trip or vacation where refrigeration might not be available at all times.
For example, if you have a long road trip planned but don’t want to eat junk food during the trip, then just pop some chocolate-covered Twinkies into a Ziploc bag and put them in your cooler until later in the day when you need something sweet!
How Long Will Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies Last In the Fridge?
Chocolate-covered Twinkies are a popular Independence Day treat, but you may be wondering how long they can stay fresh. You don’t want to find out that your homemade dessert has gone bad after it’s been sitting in your refrigerator for days or weeks on end!
Fortunately, Twinkies are pretty long-lasting and should stay good for a while if you store them properly.
The first thing to consider is how long chocolate-covered Twinkies will last at room temperature once they’re made. Generally, it’s best not to leave chocolate-covered treats sitting out for longer than two hours.
If you make these patriotic treats in advance and need to keep them cool before serving them, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
Can I Freeze Covered Twinkies?
Yes, you can freeze Covered Twinkies. However, you may want to do so only if you plan on eating them within a month or two.
If you do freeze your Twinkies, be sure to wrap them tightly in freezer wrap or aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer. They will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer if wrapped properly and stored at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
Depending on how well they were packaged, they may be slightly stale when they come out of the freezer. You can either thaw them at room temperature or microwave them for 30 seconds or less in order to restore their original flavor and texture.
How To Reheat Covered Twinkies
Covered Twinkies are not only delicious, but they’re also the perfect snack to grab on the go. However, if you don’t eat them right away, you may end up with a soggy Twinkie.
Luckily, there are some simple ways to reheat covered Twinkies to ensure that they taste just as good as when they were first purchased.
To heat covered Twinkies, place them in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds or until they are warm enough to eat. You can also use your oven to reheat covered Twinkies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes or until they reach their desired temperature.
It’s important to keep an eye on the Twinkies while they’re being heated in the oven so that they don’t burn or dry out.
Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies FAQs
Is there anything I should know before I make it?
Yes, the best cake mix to use is the ones that have pudding in them. They give it a creamier taste than regular cake mixes, but any kind will work.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes, you can make Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies ahead of time.
The chocolate melts at a temperature of around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will stay solid until it drops below 85 degrees. If you don’t have access to an air conditioner or a freezer, store your Twinkies in an insulated cooler with ice packs until the chocolate is ready to dip.
You can also buy premade chocolate melting disks from the craft store and submerge them in warm water for about 15 minutes before dipping. These disks melt quickly and evenly without getting too hot.
What are Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies?
Patriotic Chocolate Covered Twinkies are a delicious dessert that you can eat with your family or friends on the 4th of July. They’re covered in white chocolate and filled with red, white, and blue jelly beans.