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Entry from October 20, 2019
Texas Twinkies (bacon and brisket wrapped cream cheese-filled jalapeño poppers)

“Armadillo Eggs” or “jalapeño poppers” are cheese-stuffed jalapeños. “Atomic Buffalo Turds” (ABTs) or “Cowtown Wolf Turds” are bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños.
“Texas Twinkies” add brisket to the bacon-wrapped cream cheese-filled jalapeño poppers. The product, perhaps at first glance, looks like a Twinkie (a trademarked sponge cake with a creamy filling). Texas Twinkies were invented at Hutchins Barbeque (McKinney and Frisco, TX) and were popularized in the articles “How to Make the Ultimate Jalapeno Poppers in Maxim on December 21, 2015, and “Smoked in Texas: Texas Twinkies at Hutchins BBQ” in Texas Monthly on November 7, 2016.
The name “Texas Twinkie” has not been trademarked.
Wikipedia: Twinkie 
A Twinkie is an American snack cake, described as “golden sponge cake with a creamy filling”. It was formerly made and distributed by Hostess Brands. The brand is currently owned by Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK), having been formerly owned by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos and Company as the second incarnation of Hostess Brands.
Wikipedia: Jalapeño poppers
Jalapeño poppers, or jalapeño bites, are jalapeño peppers that have been hollowed out, stuffed with a mixture of cheese, spices, and sometimes ground meat, breaded and deep fried. Sometimes called an armadillo egg, especially if wrapped in bacon or sausage meat to give the appearance of an armadillo shell, a term in use since at least 1972 in Texas, antedating the trademark on “Jalapeño Poppers”.
Hutchins Barbeque (McKinney and Frisco, TX)
Texas Twinkies
Friday, Saturdays & Sunday
A large jalapeño stuffed with brisket & cream cheese and wrapped in premium thick cut bacon.
Bow down to the bacon and brisket-powered majesty of the “Texas Twinkie”
(By Dustin Blackwell, co-owner of Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, Texas.—ed.)
The Texas Twinkie jacks up the usual cream cheese-filled happy hour fave with fatty marbled brisket and an unctuous armor of crispy, thick-cut bacon. Then this mutant morsel is triumphantly painted with a homemade BBQ glaze. The best part? You don’t even need a deep fryer. Just a crazy urge to make extra-fatty jalapeno poppers at home, because that’s your idea of fun. Now let’s get poppin’.
Ingredients to make 12 Texas Twinkies:
• 12 whole jalapenos
• 1.5 pounds of marbled brisket
• 12 tablespoons of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
• 12 thick-cut strips of bacon
• 2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
• 2 tablespoons of coarse ground pepper
• 6 oz. of BBQ Sweet Glaze
jeffrey yarbrough
Texas Twinkies by Hutchins BBQ http://on.wfaa.com/1RIS0jJ via
3:12 PM · Jan 25, 2016·Twitter Web Client
Frisco, TX News
Hutchins BBQ makes their famous Texas Twinkies http://bubly.us/BOrZ
4:34 PM · Jan 25, 2016 from Frisco, TX·BubbleLife
Texas Monthly
Smoked in Texas: Texas Twinkies at Hutchins BBQ
DATE NOV 7, 2016
Texas Twinkies are Hutchins’s version of a stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeño, but with brisket. “There’s close to a quarter pound of meat in each one,” owner Tim Hutchins tells me. I didn’t weigh it, but I can tell you that two of them could make a meal. Hutchins credits co-owner Dustin Blackwell with the idea, which they brought to the menu two years ago. They’re a hot seller. Hutchins goes through 350 each week from Friday through Sunday, the only days they’re available.
Hutchins BBQ
1301 N Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
Bowers Backyard BBQ
Inside the “Texas Twinkie” from hutchinsbbqmckinney #gunsup #bbq #sundayfunday @ Hutchins BBQ… https://instagram.com/p/BU67uphBEc7/
11:29 AM · Jun 4, 2017 from McKinney, TX·Instagram
Texas Twinkies
Jun 1, 2019
Grill Your Ass Off
Grill Your Ass Off’s Texas Twinkies are jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, shredded cheese, and brisket. Then wrapped in bacon and grilled up to perfection!
Bacon seasoned with our Infidel Pork Rub
Brisket seasoning with our Ma Deuce & Gunpowder
#JalapenoPopper #Jalapeno #TexasBrisket
How To Make the best Texas Twinkies!
Jun 4, 2019
Cafe Bagheri
Texas Twinkie is a jalapeno popper, loaded with layers of smoked turkey, ham, or chicken), cheeses, and a large chunk of Texas smoked brisket and wrapped in bacon. The whole thing is then smoked and finally grilled!
We first learned about the Texas Twinkie, made famous by Hutchens BBQ in McKinney, Texas in an article in Texas Monthly. Then we added the Cafe Bagheri touch!
#jalapenopoppers #armadilloeggs
Jalapeno Poppers 2 Ways | Texas Twinkies and Armadillo Eggs
Aug 7, 2019
Cowboy Kent Rollins
“Texas Twinkies” from Redwood Smoke Shack.  Brisket and cream cheese stuffed in a jalapeño, wrapped in bacon… then smoked. 🔥🔥🔥
#virginiadigest #norfolk #redwoodsmokeshack #tagusinyourfoodpics
10:25 AM · Oct 12, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
October 17, 2019
Texas Twinkies -Jalapeños Stuffed with Smoked Brisket
By Jeff Phillips
These “Texas twinkies” were named and made famous by Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, TX. Many of us have been stuffing peppers with cheese and meat and wrapping them in bacon for as long as we can remember but this version uses whole extra large peppers stuffed full with delicious smoked brisket, wrapped with a thick slice of bacon and smoked until perfect.
12-14 jalapenos, extra large
16 ounces cream cheese
1 lb smoked brisket
1 lb chorizo (optional)
2 cups smoked gouda, shredded
Jeff’s original rub (Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled rub)
12-14 slices bacon, thick sliced
Jeff’s original sauce (Purchase formula here | Purchase bottled sauce)

Posted by Barry Popik
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