Ah, childhood with all its sweet rewards. Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ring Dings, Ho Hos, Yodels and so many more of these boxed confections litter many memories of being a kid.

But it's hard to like them as an adult. Maybe it's the artificial taste, or the fact that they've been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long. And then there are those super-powered preservatives (watch this Twinkie outlast a tomato). But there's a better way to get your snack cake fix.

Try homemade versions that are 10 times better than any kind you could buy. And since the company that makes these treats, Hostess, is in the midst of bankruptcy, we might have to learn how to make these treats ourselves anyway. See all the great recipes we've rounded up from around the web in the slideshow below.

What was your favorite snack cake as a kid (or adult)? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.withsprinklesontop.net/?p=1735" target="_hplink">Homemade Hostess Cupcakes recipe from With Sprinkles On Top</a></strong>

  • Homemade Twinkies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2011/03/14/homemade-twinkies/" target="_hplink">Homemade Twinkies recipe from Can You Stay for Dinner?</a></strong>

  • Homemade Ding Dongs

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.beantownbaker.com/2010/05/homemade-ding-dongs-or-ring-dings-or.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Ding Dongs recipe from Beantown Baker</a></strong>

  • Homemade Devil Dogs

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whatscookinginyourworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-1175-devil-dogs.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Devil Dogs recipe from What's Cooking in Your World?</a></strong>

  • Homemade Butterscotch Krimpets

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thecuttingedgeofordinary.blogspot.com/2009/03/butterscotch-krimpets-blast-from-past.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Butterscotch Krimpets recipe from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary</a></strong>

  • Homemade Ho Hos

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cookiesandcups.com/brownie-roll-ups/" target="_hplink">Homemade Ho Hos recipe from Cookies and Cups</a></strong>

  • Homemade Zebra Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2012/04/zebra-cakes.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Zebra Cakes recipe from Macaroni and Cheesecake</a></strong>

  • Homemade Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dainty-chef.com/2011/07/peanut-butter-kandy-kakes.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes recipe from Dainty Chef</a></strong>

  • Homemade Raspberry Zingers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://lifebites-savageone.blogspot.com/2011/03/800x600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Raspberry Zingers recipe from Life Bites, Sort of</a></strong>

  • Homemade Suzie Qs

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.loveandflour.com/cakes/suzy-q%E2%80%99s-for-susie-k" target="_hplink">Homemade Suzie Qs recipe from Love and Flour</a></strong>

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