How Waffer Coffee Dessert Bites Came To Be:
I inherited something that I would consider priceless after my grandma passed a couple of years. I inherited a little army green metal box stuffed with family recipes. It’s all the recipes that would have family flocking to gatherings because we knew some of these would be prepared for the occasion. Most of us would put in special requests for these dishes. To be honest, this secret little recipe box is probably why my family gatherings (holidays, birthdays, or just simple weeknight dinners) were always held at my grandparents house. We never knew the official names for most of these recipes. We would just try out best to describe them. My grandma would always know exactly what we were talking about though. I would call the recipe I’m sharing today what I used to refer as the ‘Whipped Coffee Dessert Thing That’s Cold and has the Cookie Bottom Made with My Favourite Cookies, Thing.’
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Very technical, I know. My grandma always knew what I was talking about though. To be honest, I cannot read the official name of this simple coffee dessert on her recipe card because of fading. The recipe cards are all handwritten by my grandma years and years ago. Judging by how much the recipe card is faded, I’m going to say this recipe has been in my family longer then I have been.
It makes perfect sense that this frozen coffee dessert recipe made the secret family recipe box and has stayed in there all these years. It’s such an easy dessert to make. It has simple ingredients, takes 15 minutes to put together, and has a classic flavour profile. Coffee and chocolate are one of those flavour combinations that I think will be around until the end of time. I love the creamy texture of the filling in this coffee dessert. The addition of the wafer cookie crust bring in some chocolate notes and the perfect amount of crunch and texture.
Tips for Whipped Waffer Coffee Dessert Bites
I make these in muffin cups simply because of the portability, size, and easiness of them. Making this coffee dessert into portable little bites means it’s the perfect dish to bring to potlucks, events, and family gatherings. But you could also make this yummy coffee dessert in a 9X5 pan as well.
The base of these wafer coffee bites is made out of – you guess it – wafer cookies. I like using wafer cookies because they crumble really well and have the perfect cookie to icing ratio. You will want to make sure that you really push the crushed cookie into the bottom of each muffin cup. If you don’t the cookie bottom will just crumble when it’s eaten. If you’re not sure if your base is going to hold up, mix some of the melted chocolate into the crushed cookie. Just empty the muffin cups back into the crushed cookie bowl, add about 2tbs of melted chocolate, mix well, and press back into the bottom of the muffin liners.
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You will want to keep these frozen until you’re ready to eat them. If these coffee bites have to sit out for a given time, place them on ice to keep them cool. Otherwise, store them in an airtight container in the freezer. You can stack them up in your container after they are frozen. These coffee dessert bites can be kept in your freezer for up to 4 months. Although, they rarely last that long in my house.
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For this coffee dessert recipe you might need:
Whipped Chocolate Coffee Dessert Bite Recipe:
- 12 chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
- 1 1/2 cups of half and half cream
- 1/4 cup of strongly brewed coffee
- 1 package of vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size)
- 1.4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups of whipped cream (I like to prepare my own but without the sugar)
- 4 squares of semi-sweet bakers chocolate, melted.
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