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Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu

This recipe makes a great quick dessert for a special supper…or anytime. It's easily doubled if needed. What a fun use for pudding snack cups! —Betty Claycomb, Adverton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 14 vanilla wafers, divided
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 snack-size cups (3-1/2 ounces each) vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa


  • Set aside 4 vanilla wafers; coarsely crush remaining wafers. Divide wafer crumbs between 2 dessert dishes.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in hot water. Drizzle over wafer crumbs. Spoon pudding into dessert dishes. Top with whipped topping; sprinkle with cocoa. Garnish with reserved vanilla wafers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 267 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Scott
    Jul 3, 2020

    what a great and easy dessert. i made mine a little stronger by adding more espresso.

  • amehart
    Apr 22, 2019

    This was so easy and so good. We have a friend who loves Tiramisu so I made this as a quick treat for him and he loved it. While no, it is not traditional Tiramisu, it has similar flavors that work beautifully together.

  • jasmar
    Feb 6, 2013

    tkarinas--why do you even send in a revue? You are not reviewing the recipe. Pay attention! This is delicious.

  • kasfam
    Apr 1, 2012

    next time I will add a little bit more coffee mix to the crumbled cookies on the bottom. I thought they were too crunchy, other than that it was quick and easy !

  • NRussell
    Feb 18, 2011

    I'm sure the recipe is good BUT you really shouldn't call it tiramisu. Tiramisu is made with brandy, coffee, chocolate and cream. This is NOT tiramisu! This is a pudding treat.

  • VATXrose
    Sep 30, 2010

    EASY! I did this on the spur of the moment and had to use what I had in the pantry and that meant Sugarfree vanilla pudding..AWESOME!!!

  • meme4beach
    Feb 1, 2010

    fast and easy and everyone loved it i will definitely make it again

  • carpro44
    Jan 20, 2010

    This recipe sounds fantastic.I am having company tomoroow and i will make it for them. As for the tkanris...thats your loss not the rest of us who like Tiramisu.

  • Eagle00072
    Jan 19, 2010

    I should not be rating this excellent recipe again but I had to explain myself. This recipe deserves 6 stars but I cannot get more than one star to lite up.

  • Eagle00072
    Jan 17, 2010

    Fablous recipe! will continue to make again and again.