Seriously Delicious: Recipes You Can Make with Coffee, K-Cups, and Tea
Most of us have a favorite sweet indulgent: something super chocolatey, a savory pastry, or confection you crave constantly. We've poured, mixed, brewed, and baked these amazing recipes using coffee or tea (our favorites!) in fun and creative ways. These recipes are too good not to share!
The recipes are tested and approved by our own staff. Simple and straight-forward, you'll have to try these amazing treats that use coffee or tea for yourself.
Last-Minute Coffee Truffles
1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
36 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed, divided
6 Cafe Escapes Mocha K-Cups
4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate or melting wafers
Open K-Cups and pour into food processor with cookies. Blend well until they are finely crushed.
Mix softened cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour.
Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Refrigerate for 20 minutes so they hold the form.
Melt the package of melting chocolates as directed on package.
Using a toothpick or fork, dip the cookie ball in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs or other toppings (nuts, coconut, sprinkles, coffee grounds.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Single-Serve Mini Apple Pie
1 box of ready made pie crust
2 Tazo Chamomile Tea bags
2 apples peeled and thinly sliced
Pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
⅓ cup sugar
With a cookie cutter or a glass, cut circles in the pie crust and set aside.
Place apples in a pot and add enough water to cover the apples.
Add salt, and cinnamon
In a pot of water, add salt, cinnamon and the tea bag. Bring to a boil.
On a low heat, remove the tea bag and add sliced apples.
Let cook for 4 minutes and remove from heat. Allow them to cool
Preheat oven to 350.
Arrange pie crust circles with a top and bottom for fast assembly.
Once mixture is cooled, placed 1-2 slices on the crust and add ½ tbs of sugar on top. Add the top crust and seal the edges with a fork.
Repeat until all pie crust is used.
Using a fork or a knife, poke a few holes on top. Sprinkle additional sugar on top.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until brown.
Remove and serve with ice cream.
Optional filling extras: nuts, raisins, craisins. Each Mini pie can have its own filling. Mini pies can be made one at a time in a toaster oven. Precut pie crust can be stored in air container in the refrigerator to make a mini pie whenever you’d like.
Dark Magic Mocha Syrup
1 Green Mountain Dark Magic K-Cup (brewed at 6oz)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Brew coffee and let it cool.
Pour coffee, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan while stirring and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir until syrup begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Can be used hot or cold.
Serve on ice cream, cakes, as a sweetener for your other K-Cup brews.