Twinkie Tiramisu

Twinkie Tiramisu is made with Twinkies instead of ladyfingers. It has plenty of coffee flavor, some chocolate, and a whole lot of creamy, delicious flavor!

Twinkie Tiramisu

Twinkie Tiramisu is hands down the best tiramisu I’ve ever had. Twinkies were made for Tiramisu. They are so much better that way.

Between the cream in the Twinkies and a creamy whipped cream cheese/whipped cram mixture, there is a whole lot of creaminess going on in this Tiramisu.

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Twinkie Tiramisu made with plain twinkies and chocolate covered twinkies

Twinkies are cut in half lengthwise and dipped in an instant espresso/sugar mixture dissolved in water. You can vary the amount of coffee flavor by giving them a quick dip or letting them get saturated. I think a quick dip is plenty.  🙂

Twinkie Tiramisu made with plain twinkies and chocolate covered twinkies

Whipped cream cheese mixed with whipped cream (you could use Cool Whip), makes a creamy mixture that is spread on top of the Twinkies. There is also some grated chocolate in the middle and on top.

Twinkie Tiramisu is a great make-ahead dessert.

I wanted to add some more chocolate flavor and make it a little more interesting so I used half regular Twinkies and half chocolate covered Twinkies and I love how it turned out!

Twinkie Tiramisu

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Twinkie Tiramisu

Twinkie Tiramisu is made with Twinkies instead of ladyfingers. It has plenty of coffee flavor, some chocolate, and a whole lot of creamy, delicious flavor!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespooons instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 12 Twinkies, I used half regular twinkies and half chocolate covered twinkies
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
Instructions
  1. Place espresso powder and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved and let cool.

  2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla extract and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth.

  3. In another bowl, use electric mixer to beat heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.

  4. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.


  5. Cut twinkies in half lengthwise and lightly grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

  6. Dip 12 twinkie halves in the espresso mixture and then arrange them side by side in the baking dish.

  7. Spread half of cream cheese mixture on top.

  8. Grate 2 ounces of chocolate on top of the cream cheese layer.

  9. Dip the remaining twinkie halves in the espresso mixture and arrange them over the chocolate.

  10. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top and then grate the rest of the chocolate on top.

  11. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.

Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com

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4 thoughts on “Twinkie Tiramisu

  1. Have you tried anything else in place of the espresso….I was thinking about making this for my daughters birthday and I’m drawing a blank on what to dip it in! Carmel? crushed heath bar? just lay some chocolate? Espresso anything is not welcome at an 11 yr old’s sleepover birthday! HAHAHAHA

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