Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Planked Twinkies

The Following Recipe Is From A Video Response For A BBQ4Smoke Plank Grilling Contest!

Allen over at BBQ4Smoke is hosting a plank grilling contest this month over at his YouTube page. The prizes he has for the contest are in line with the title of the contest, each winner will be set up with some high quality planks from Nature's Choice.

For this contest I decided to go with a dessert item that I had done once before and it is just strange enough to perhaps get me some votes.

Ladies & Gentleman - May I Present…

Planked Twinkies!

Twinkies / one per person
Tango Spice Southwest Sunset / or standard chili powder
Nutella Hazlenut Spread
Heath Toffee Bits
Hydrox Cookies / broken
Mini Marshmallow / pinched in half

Before you start to assemble your Twinkies set a cedar plank in a pan of water for about 30 minutes, remove and set aside.
Now start a chimney of charcoal, then start your dessert build.
One key to help make these easy to prepare is put the Twinkies in the fridge to cool off and stiffen the cake a little bit. This helps spread the Nutella spread more evenly.
In a small bowl put 2 TBS of Nutella, stir it up real well to get is smooth, then add 1 tsp of Southwest Sunset. Stir to blend that well.
Spread an even layer of the spicy Nutella on the Twinkie.
Press a little of the Heath bits into the Nutella, then add the cookies, then press in the marshmallows.

When the coals are ready, pour them into your grilling vessel, place the grill down and put the plank on the hot part of the grill. Put the lid on and let the plank get good and hot, about 5 minutes.
Once the plank is hot, slide the Twinkie onto the plank, replace the lid and let the heat work its magic. After 2 minutes, lift and check, replace the lid if the marshmallows are not browned. These are done when the marshmallows are just the way you like them.

Remember to use a glove or a pair of tongs to lift the plank, IT IS HOT!
Set it on a burn proof surface, and let it cool for a minute, then slice and enjoy the most unhealthy dessert you can imagine - it is SO GOOD!

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