Tuesday Treats: Easy Tiramisu Squares

It’s summer. And that means picnics, food not hot from the oven, and cool desserts. I happen to love tiramisu and this recipe is quick, easy and oh so yummy. Keep reading to find out which of my characters agrees. 😉

Total Time: 2 Hr 15 Min
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 2 Hr

What makes this luscious tiramisu recipe so easy? Try six ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.

What You Need
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream
1-1/2 cups brewed strong MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, cooled
36 soft ladyfingers
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Let’s Make It
1 – Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in whipping cream; continue beating 3 to 4 min. or until thickened.
2 – Dip half the ladyfingers, 1 at a time, into 3/4 cup coffee in shallow dish; place in single layer on bottom of 8-inch square pan. Top with half the cream cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers, coffee and cream cheese mixture.
3 – Refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Sprinkle with cocoa powder just before serving.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Size Wise: Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but be sure to choose an appropriate portion.

Tip 2 – Special Extra: For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.

Tip 3 – Serving Suggestion: Enjoy this dessert with a hot cup of MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee. Note: Izzy and I favor chicory coffee and use it instead of regular coffee. Gives that little bit of laignappe to the treat.

Tip 4 – Ladyfingers: If you can’t find any, you can substitute sponge cake slices, or the little strawberry shortcake cups you can buy packaged almost everywhere this time of year. Slice those in half like you would a hamburger bun.

As always, CLICK HERE for all the nutritional details. And I gave away our guest “cook” up in the tips. Isabelle “Izzy” Fontaine come from deep Cajun roots. Good thing her mate, Rudek “Rudy” Tornjak, loves Cajun food. Rudy was under a death sentence issued by the Pentagon. Izzy worked for the bad guys. Saving a little boy brings them back into the light. You can read their story, ROGUE MOON, for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription or buy it for $2.99 so you can keep it forever. 😉 Psst. Izzy and Rudy are two of my favs. Don’t tell the others. 🤫 You can also grab a copy of the book by clicking on the cover.

How about y’all? What’s your favorite summer-time dessert?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Easy Tiramisu Squares

  1. Sounds yummy. My favorite summer treat, though, is strawberry shortcake. (I use actual cake instead of biscuits like some people.) Since I cut the sugar in my diet, though, I haven’t made any. =o(

    LOVE Rudy and Izzy! If all y’all haven’t read this story yet, what are you waiting for?

    • Silver James says:

      Biscuits?!?! WTH? I’ve never heard of using biscuits. That’s just…*shudders*…no. We use either pound cake or those little sponge cake dealies. With LG and Only dealing the diabetes, I really need to look into sugar-free versions of whipped cream and cake. The strawberries will just have to take care of themselves. I don’t do them (allergy) so I always just did the sponge cake with whipped cream. 😉

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