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Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Contest-Winning Easy Tiramisu Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. Set aside four vanilla wafers; coarsely crush remaining wafers. Divide wafer crumbs between two dessert dishes.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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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jasmar User ID: 6057769 176956
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

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

kasfam User ID: 6610734 110775
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5260876 210417
Reviewed 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 User ID: 135455 142906
Reviewed 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 User ID: 252952 118603
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

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

carpro44 User ID: 4490467 178988
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1099077 178985
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1099077 176952
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Fablous recipe! will continue to make again and again."

sassie124 User ID: 4096363 110412
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I agree with every single review except the one from tkarinas. Just a suggestion, this is to rate a recipe you have tried or based on would try because it is something you like. I also love tiramisu. This was so incredibly easy and yummy, yummy, yummy... oh did I say it was good???"

nebeguin User ID: 956421 110404
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"Fantastic, simple, healthy and delicious. I agree with those of you who questioned why tkarinas would review a recipe for a treat she/he would never have in her/his home or why Taste of Home would even accept his/her non review."

mylittleme09 User ID: 4210947 118551
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"This Tiramisu recipe is easy to make and is absolutely DELICIOUS! It gets 5 stars from our family!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3102760 210416
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"Fabulous & so easy, family loved it and will make it again & again"

pacskye User ID: 4177956 182122
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I agree with Stefryan 7, why post a negative review just because your family has no taste? I LOVE tiramisu, but most recipes are very time consuming. This recipe looks delicious, fast and healthy. Cannot wait to try it! Thanks for posting this great recipe!"

cregenfuss User ID: 3719706 177752
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"This sounds good. As for a diabetic, it's one that I can splurge on once and and awhile."

stefryan7 User ID: 4247037 178983
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"tkarinas, why are you posting a negative review for something simply because your family doesn't like tiramisu? that has no basis in whether or not the actual recipe is good.

personally i like tiramisu and i can't wait to try this!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 103827
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"This recipe is one my family will not eat. They do not like tiramisu and refuse to have it in the house."

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