Jody Tries A Trifle

For a cool summer treat with your iced coffee, try this simple, sweet dessert….

Coffee Brownie Trifle

Ingredients

1 batch of your favorite brownie recipe (13×9 size), cooled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup brewed strong coffee (any variety), cooled, divided

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 cup cold milk

1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding

2 cups thawed whipped topping

1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions

Toss brownie cubes with 1/4 cup coffee

Beat cream cheese and remaining coffee in large bowl with whisk until well blended. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min.  Stir in whipped topping.

Place half the brownies in 3-qt. serving bowl; top with half the pudding mixture. Cover with layers of berries, remaining brownies and remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour. Garnish with additional raspberries before serving if desired.

Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee or iced coffee!

Jody Victor

Cappuccino Bars

Jody Victor: Try this yummy dessert with your favorite coffee at your next get-together….

Cappuccino Bars

Ingredients

15 graham crackers

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

3-1/2 cups cold milk, divided

3 pkg. (4-serving size each) chocolate instant pudding

1 Tbsp. instant coffee

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tub (8 oz.) Frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

1 square semi-sweet chocolate, grated or 3 Tbsp. chocolate sprinkles

Directions

Arrange half of the grahams in bottom of 13×9-inch pan, breaking grahams to fit if necessary.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup of the milk, beating until well blended. Add remaining 2-1/2 cups milk, the dry pudding mixes, coffee granules and cinnamon. Beat 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.) Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping.

Spread half of the pudding mixture over grahams in pan; arrange remaining grahams over pudding. Cover with remaining pudding mixture; top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with grated chocolate. Freeze several hours or overnight. Cut into 32 bars to serve. Store leftover bars in freezer.

Enjoy!

Jody Victor

Jody Tries Cappuccino Dessert

Jody Victor: Next time you want something sweet, cool and cappuccino flavored, try this low-fat, low-cal yummy dessert!

Cappuccino Dessert

Ingredients

1 pkg. vanilla flavor fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding

2 tsp instant coffee

2 cups cold fat-free milk

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup thawed light frozen whipped topping

Directions

Beat dry pudding mix, coffee granules and milk with whisk 2 min.; pour into 5 dessert dishes.

Refrigerate 1 hour

Whisk cinnamon into whipped topping; spoon over pudding.

Enjoy!

Jody Victor

Jody Tries Coffee Cake-In-A-Mug

Next time you want a little treat, try this easy recipe for a true delight with your java.

Coffee Delight Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients

4 Tbsp plain flour

4 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp plain Instant Coffee

1 egg

3 Tbsp milk

3 tbsp oil

2 capfulls vanilla

3-4 Tbsp assorted (optional) add-ins: coconut flakes, chocolate chips, nuts, candy bits.

Directions

Add dry ingredients to a LARGE coffee mug and mix around with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Measure into your mug the milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.

The last step is to fold in your choice of optional add-ins (all or some).

Place mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes (1000watts). Cake will rise above top of mug – it’s ok. Cool and eat!

Jody’s Holiday Tiramisu Bowl

For a treat that looks as beautiful as it tastes, try this wonderful recipe for your next holiday get-together…..

Holiday Tiramisu Bowl

Ingredients

1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened

3 cups cold milk

2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) Vanilla  Flavor Instant Pudding

1 (8 oz.) tub Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

48 Vanilla Wafers

1/2 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled

2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely grated

1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions

1. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Beat in milk and dry pudding mixes. Stir in 2 cups whipped topping.

2. Line 2-1/2-qt. clear glass bowl with 24 wafers; drizzle with 1/4 cup coffee. Top with half each of the pudding mixture and chocolate. Reapeat all layers.

3. Top with remaining whipped topping and raspberries. Refrigerate 2 hours. Enjoy with your favorite coffee and friends!