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10 tempting coffee treats

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Enjoy the flavor of your favorite beverage in these drinks and coffee-infused treats.
  • No-bake coffee bites

    This recipe is actually a take-off on Lisa's Aunt Mary's Southern Comfort balls. She is famous for her Christmas treats, and these are everyone's favorite. For a different flavor, leave out the rum and substitute coffee. These no-bake treats are great!

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Irish Coffee Meringues

    Here's a fun St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe. Bake coffee-flavored hard meringues and then sandwich two together with whipped cream spiked with Irish cream liqueur.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Pumpkin spice latte

    No matter what's for breakfast, you can't go wrong with a pumpkin spice latte to finish off the meal and get your day off to a good start. You'll save a ton of money making this delicious drink at home as opposed to buying it at the coffee shop, plus since it uses real pumpkin and no sugar, it's healthier, too!

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Amaretti s'mores

    Amaretti cookies, Italian almond-flavored treats, are a wonderful substitute for more traditional graham crackers used to make s'mores. Make sure those golden marshmallows are sandwiched between cookies with a gooey helping of espresso-infused hazelnut spread. 

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Gingerbread syrup

    When you live in the country, there's no coffee shop right around the corner. If you want gourmet-style coffee drinks, you need to learn how to make them yourself. This delicious sugar-free gingerbread syrup is a low-calorie way to add the flavor of Christmas to your coffee or hot chocolate.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • 1.   In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine milk, half-and-half, chocolate pieces, coffee powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ground chipotle chile pepper.  2.   Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours, whisking vigorously once halfway through cooking time. Whisk well before serving. If desired, garnish each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

    Aztec hot chocolate

    Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 4 hours (low) or 2 hours (high)

    Ingredients:
     4 cups milk
     2 cups half-and-half
     1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
     1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
     1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
    Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
    Ground cinnamon (optional)

    Directions:
    1.   In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine milk, half-and-half, chocolate pieces, coffee powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ground chipotle chile pepper.

    2.   Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours, whisking vigorously once halfway through cooking time. Whisk well before serving. If desired, garnish each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

    Number of Servings: 12
    Serving Size: 1/2 cup
    Nutrition Facts (per serving) : 197 cal., 13 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 21 mg chol., 53 mg sodium, 19 g carb., 1 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 5 g pro.
    Daily Values: 7% vit. A, 1% vit. C, 15% calcium, 4% iron

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Start your day off right with this scrumptious pumpkin-walnut french toast breakfast!

    Pumpkin-Walnut Baked French Toast with Maple-Coffee Syrup

    Start your day off right with this scrumptious pumpkin-walnut french toast breakfast! 

    Prep: 25 minutes Chill: 2 hours to 24 hours Bake: 25 minutes to 30 minutes at 350° F Cook: 5 minutes

    French Toast Ingredients:
    Nonstick cooking spray
    6 cups cubed and dried reduced calorie wheat bread (8 ounces)
    1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
    1 1/4 cups refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
    3/4 cup canned pumpkin
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar*
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

    Maple-Coffee Syrup Ingredients:
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar*
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    2/3 cup water
    1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
    1/3 cup reduced-calorie maple-flavor syrup
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    Banana slices, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh blueberries (optional)

    French Toast Directions:
    1. Coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the dried bread cubes in the prepared baking dish.

    2. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until smooth. Gradually pour egg mixture over bread; press lightly with the back of a large spoon to moisten bread. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over bread. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

    3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

    Maple-Coffee Syrup Directions:

    4. In a small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in instant coffee crystals, syrup and vanilla.

    5. Cut French toast and divide among serving plates. If desired, garnish with banana slices. Drizzle with warm syrup; serve warm.

    *Sugar substitutes: We do not recommend using sugar substitutes  for this recipe.

    Number of Servings: 8
    Nutrition Facts (per serving) : 257 cal., 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 1 mg chol., 230 mg sodium, 31 g carb., 5 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 12 g pro.
    Daily Values: 85% vit. A, 2% vit. C, 15% calcium, 14% iron
    Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Other Carb, 1.5 Lean Meat, 1.5 Fat
    Carb Choice: 2

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Irish Coffee Cheesecake

    It's hard to beat cheesecake ... especially Irish cream cheesecake! This decadent dessert takes normal cheesecake to the next level by adding Irish cream, coffee, and chocolate flavors to the mix.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Espresso, in brownie form

    Whether it's cinnamon-flavored coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or these cinnamon espresso brownies, you'll feel warm and cozy when you enjoy this flavor combination! Mix ground cinnamon into the brownie batter, then fold in espresso beans -- or better yet -- chocolate-covered espresso beans. Serve with your favorite coffee drink!

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015
  • Grilled pound cake with chocolate sauce

    A frozen poundcake gets a major upgrade when drenched in orange juice and thrown on the grill. Use the mouthwatering espresso chocolate sauce, fluffy whipped cream, and crunchy pistachios to top off servings. 

    Date Published: September 29, 2015
    Date Updated: September 29, 2015

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