The nation is still in mourning after Hostess Brands announced on Friday that it plans to cease operations and liquidate its assets in the face or a recent bankruptcy filing and ongoing employee strike. But even if Hostess should fall (the case is still working its way through bankruptcy court), iconic snack treats like Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos— whose very names hearken back to simpler, happier times— need not perish from the Earth. Competitors have expressed interest in licensing Hostess's most popular treats should the company fold and you can even make your own Twinkies at home using guides like the video above. Long live imperishable, processed dessert products.

[via Devour]