I really don’t appreciate fancy food like I should.
It’s sort of pitiful.
Even mediumish fancy food is trash on my tastebuds.
A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to start eating Crab Cakes. I had never eaten any before, but for some reason they just sounded good. For months, I was OBSESSED with crab cakes. Crabcakescrabcakescrabcakes.
So finally one night, I was out with my husband and decided to order Crab Cakes. I was so excited I could hardly stand it.
They were disgusting.
You know those crab legs that you get at Red Lobster? That you dip in butter? Yeah. They didn’t taste like that at all. Not even a little bit.
I sat there and picked at them and wished I had a cheeseburger. I may sparkle on the outside…but on the inside, I have the appetite of a carnie. Funnel cakes and nachos are just fine by me, thanks.
With all this in mind, it should come as no surprise that I despise Tiramisu (espresso, espresso GAG). So…I decided to make my own version with my snack food of choice–Twinkies!! Chocolate syrup is used in place of espresso, and a combination of whipped cream cheese, Cool Whip, and sugar makes a fluffy filling.
White Trash Tiramisu. You are welcome.[/donotprint]
- 10 Twinkies
- Chocolate syrup (about a cup or so)
- 12 oz tub WHIPPED cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 oz tub Cool Whip
1. Line an 8×8 pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, whip cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until combined, about a minute. Using a spatula, gently fold in Cool Whip until combined.
3. Split Twinkies vertically and lay them across the bottom of the pan, cream side up. Once the bottom is covered (it should take 5 whole Twinkies which is 10 halves), squirt chocolate sauce over the surface of the Twinkies. You want most of the surface covered, but not super thick. Carefully spread half of the cream cheese mixture over the chocolate. Repeat layers–Twinkies, chocolate, and cream. Dust the top with some cocoa powder, if desired.
4. Chill for several hours before slicing and serving.
If you’re thinking about asking me if you can substitute freshly whipped cream for the Cool Whip, the answer is no. No you can not.
This Twinkie Tiramisu is so good, I hope you love it.
Have a happy Monday!!