Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Plank Grilled Twinkies!

Can you think of a combination that works better than Twinkies & Grilling? I thought so, ya can't can you? There is something about the hot, grilled goodness of that golden cake which brings back all those childhood memories right?

Ok, that may be a little bit of a stretch, or even a lot of a stretch. I am sure that there are a few of you (all of you) who have never heard of cooking up some Twinkies over hot coals. Well, be glad that you stopped by to see how all this goodness comes off the grill.

The idea for this grilled 'dessert' came about when a new Throwdown was issued over at The BBQ Brethren. This one was for Carnival Food. Ah yes, the food of the Midway, the food you are not supposed to eat before going on the tilt a while, but you still do!

I decided to go for something that I have never heard of being at a carnival, but I think it should be. May I present to you….

Plank Grilled Twinkies!

Twinkies / however many you think you 'need'
Nutella Spread
Mini Marshmallows
Toffee Bits
Oreo Cookies / broken into bits

Cedar planks / soaked in water for 30 to 90 minutes

Place the Twinkies in theta fridge to stiffen up the cake a little
Start the coals
Take some Nutella, put it in a small bowl and stir to get it smooth
Put the now hot coals into your grill
Pat the planks dry
Now take the twinkles out of the fridge and spread a thin layer of Nutella over the top and side, not the bottom, place them on the plank. Do not let them touch or come close to the edge of the wood.
Press some marshmallows into the nutella, and then sprinkle on some toffee bits. Lastly press in some of the Oreo cookie chunks. Try to get as much of these goodies to stick as you can without covering the plank.
Place the plank on the grill, directly over the coals. Let this sit on the heat for 15 minutes, or until the marshmallows are golden brown. While it is heating up check the plank once or twice to make sure it is not lighting on fire, use a spray bottle to put out any flare ups.
Once the gooeyness is to your liking, take the plank off the coals and set on a FIRE PROOF surface. Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes, slice into it and ENJOY!

All The Tasty Ingredients & Twinkie The Kid

The Kid Likes His jack Daniel's

Ready To Grill

Let's Get Cookin'

A Plate Of Gooey Goodness

Look At That Golden Color

Dig in Folks!

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