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Twinkie Tiramisu

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Prep time 10 mins
Chill time 3 hrs
Yield Serves 8
Your childhood is calling! Twinkies make quick work of this indulgent chocolate dessert recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 10 vanilla cream-filled snack cakes, such as Twinkies, halved lengthwise
  • 4 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate

Nutrition Information

  • calories 566
  • fat 35 g
  • satfat 19 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 62 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 107 mg
  • sodium 390 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place espresso powder and 1/2 cup sugar in a heatproof bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water into bowl and whisk to dissolve. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Combine cream cheese, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. In another large bowl, beat heavy cream until it holds stiff peaks. Gently fold cream cheese mixture into whipped cream.

  3. One at a time, dip 10 Twinkie halves into coffee mixture just to moisten. Place them alongside each other in bottom of a shallow 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over Twinkies, then sprinkle with 2 oz. chopped chocolate. Repeat with remaining Twinkies, cream cheese mixture and chocolate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.