The Most Wonderful Time for Coffee
While many people look forward to them all year long, the holidays aren’t necessarily the “most wonderful time of the year” for everyone. For a lot of folks, the holidays can actually be the most stressful time of the year.
Whether it’s shopping to try and find the perfect gifts, preparing a grand meal for visiting relatives, or decorating the house from floor to ceiling with festive decor, there are always times when a caffeinated treat comes in handy. Thankfully, we’ve collected these seven amazing recipes for coffee-infused desserts that are sure to perk you up so you can get through it all.
Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans
These chocolate covered coffee beans are about as simple as it gets, and easy to make in large quantities. Place them in a nice bowl for guests, put them in festive little pouches to give away as gifts, or simply shove them in your mouth by the handful for a much needed boost of energy while hurrying to finish up your last minute holiday shopping.
Be sure to get beans from a local roaster if you plan on giving them as gifts for loved ones visiting from out of town!
5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies
Getting together with friends and family for the holidays means you’ll most likely be cooking for a large crowd that may also have diverse dietary restrictions. Here’s the simple solution: try serving these no-bake brownies that are free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
You can always omit the walnuts if someone has an allergy to them, as well. Bonus, they only take 5 minutes to make!
If you have the time and supplies to pull it off, try your hand at this mouthwatering coffee mousse with sponge cake and whipped cream. Serve it in a nice bowl or glass, or you can always get mousse cups for that added oomph. Treat yourself; you deserve it!
Chocolate Coffee Gingerbread Cake
This year, leave the gingerbead men at the kids’ table. For the adults at your holiday gathering, take your ginger dessert to the next level with this chocolate coffee gingerbread cake. While it might not sound like a match made in heaven at first, you’ll be amazed at how well ginger and coffee actually go together.
Tres Leches Espresso Cake
If you’re looking to make something a little more decadent that’s sure to impress even the most hard to please mother in law, this is the cake to make. You can’t go wrong with moist sponge cake that’s been soaked in three different types of milk with espresso infused whip cream on top. You might just “accidentally” eat it all yourself before it ever makes it out of the kitchen.
Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Cookies
This is the perfect treat for any holiday get together. It’s easy to prepare, not too time-consuming, and you most likely already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. Pair with a good cup of coffee while catching up with relatives you haven’t seen in awhile.
Irish Whiskey Cake
Fruit cake, anyone? We didn’t think so. If you want something with a little more kick, try this Irish Whiskey Cake. You can certainly modify it to make a kid-friendly version, but let’s be real – you’re going to want the boozy whip cream on top.
Coming Together Over Coffee
Gathering with family for the holidays often comes with its fair share of stress, and even though you and your relatives won’t always see eye to eye on some things, you can definitely all agree that these coffee-infused treats are delicious as they are decadent. May this holiday season bring you joy, happiness, and plenty of coffee!