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Prep Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
3 Hours
Yield
Serves 8

Your childhood is calling! Twinkies make quick work of this indulgent chocolate dessert recipe.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

foodie1's Review

momshome
May 23, 2014
Seriously people, get off your high horse and quit whining! You're what's wrong with this world today. If you're looking for tiramisu recipes, you are being hypocritical complaining about the fat and sugar! This website scrubs others that's why you are seeing it on Cooking Light, it's also on Myrecipes.com. For you "I'm going to make it the real way" people, go ahead, use that Kahlua, cause it's so good for you and your kids. I like some others would like to see how a recipe tastes. Keep your pieholes shut...complainers!

londriegirl's Review

Bsue07
February 06, 2013
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massleelee's Review

deerfisherman
February 06, 2013
seriously morons where does it say this is a Cooking Light recipe. It's says it's from All You. PLease read carefully before you make ignorant comments. This site covers 8 magazines not just Cooking Light.

doctorjulie1990's Review

starnina
February 05, 2013
I love to read actual REVIEWS by people who have prepared/tasted the recipe. I don't need a rant about fat/calories; I'm capable of reading about that stuff on my own, then deciding about trying the recipe. Planning on making this, then posting an actual review! :)

whampton49's Review

imawriter
September 24, 2012
Loved this! It will be one of my most popular desserts for entertaining!

JDandMcGee's Review

Ziggysmom
August 23, 2012
How can Cooking Light even offer this recipe with a straight face? Cooking Light is forgetting its reason for being -- to help those of us who need light recipes. Lately the disregard for providing great low calorie offerings is making me think about whether or not I will renew my subscription. A real disappointment!

Suzanbylsma's Review

foodie1
April 09, 2012
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demerie's Review

Sanjac09
March 22, 2012
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starnina's Review

musicfan
March 19, 2012
Granted, Twinkies are junkfood, but they are convenient and appropriate for a casual potluck or what have you. I own over 5,000 cookbooks and cook everything from 'The French Laundry' to the back of boxes [recipes]. Tweak the recipe or don't bother with it if it is 'offensive' to you. But let's not be snobs here. Food is not just for health. It is Fun and it is Art.

Sanjac09's Review

mailcats1
March 19, 2012
I had no plans to make this but after reading all the silly reviews from people who HAD NOT made the recipe and then rant about how horrible this recipe was just spurred me to make this tonight so after work, I will gather up all the ingredients to make it. Plan on sharing with my coworkers too. STOP THE FOOD LECTURING PEOPLE and if you do not like a recipe, hit the delete button because I'm tired of reading useless rants from psuedo health nuts.