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Mocha Almond Dessert Recipe
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Mocha Almond Dessert Recipe

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For an easy, make-ahead dessert that's elegant and luscious, try this recipe from our Test Kitchen. The perfect blend of mocha and chocolate is in each cool, refreshing slice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 366 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; beat into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping and almonds. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Garnish with coffee beans if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mocha Almond Dessert in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 366 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Great make-ahead dessert for company or to take to a get-together. I used more cookie crumbs to press up the side, otherwise my crust got too thin. Will also shave chocolate over the top."

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