Planked Twinkies

Ted Reader

Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Plank Grilling (Key Porter Books, 2009)

Ted Reader’s book Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Plank Grilling (2009) included this recipe for planked Twinkies. He said, “It was once asked of me if you can plank anything. I answered yes. And I think with this recipe it proves my point. Anything can be planked. I first created this recipe while tailgating at a Buffalo Bills game in the fair city of Buffalo. Not sure whether it was the beer or the Jack but something definitely contributed to the creation of this recipe. Give it a go. The crowds at the game devoured them.”


  • 4 packages Twinkies (2 per package)
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 6 Oreo cookies, smashed into chunks
  • 1/4 cup toffee pieces


Soak a cedar plank in water for one hour.

Preheat grill to medium low, approximately 300ºF.

Arrange the Twinkies on the plank. Slather the top of the Twinkies evenly with chocolate hazelnut spread. Sprinkle with mini marshmallow, Oreo chunks, and chocolate toffee pieces. Place on grill and close lid. Allow Twinkies to heat and smoke slowly for 15 minutes or until marshmallows have softened and are golden brown and everything is heated through. Serve immediately.


4 to 8 servings