Chocolate + Coffee = LOVE

Beth shared some recipes today… so I thought I would too. These two recipes are both ridiculously easy and delicious. They’re always a big hit when we get together with friends.

Around Christmas every year, my mom makes a couple of frozen chocolate pies that I’ve always loved, ever since I was a kid. I took her recipe, adapted it, and named it, because I don’t think the pie even has a name. Another funny bit about this recipe: I always have to go through a drive through to get the coffee for it, and most of the time- they give it to me for free. The coffee doesn’t have to be fresh, you don’t need a lot of it, and it can be cold for all I care. I mean, really. We don’t even have a coffee maker at our house.

Frozen Chocolate Mocha Bars

2 Regular Size Bags of Shredded or Flake Coconut (or you can get by with 1 Large)
2 Giant Hershey’s with Almond (or without) Chocolate Bars
1 Large container of Cool Whip (or go Lite)
A leftover cup of coffee
1/2 stick of butter or margarine

Toast the coconut and melt the butter. Mix. Take a 9X13 casserole dish and smush the buttered, toasted coconut into the bottom to form a crust- Sometimes, I go up the sides… sometimes only the bottom. It’s all in how you feel. Put it in the freezer. Next, (in a microwave safe bowl) break up the chocolate bars into small pieces and add about a 1/4 cup of coffee (or more). Stick it in the microwave for 40 seconds, or until the chocolate starts to melt. Stir the coffee/chocolate mixture until it’s smooth. Then, stir in the entire container of cool whip. Spread the coffeed, choclated, cool whip onto the coconut crust. Make pretty designs in the cool whip with the spatula, fork, or the back of a spoon. Put it in the freezer… lick the bowl. Serve slightly thawed.

The next recipe is a Croptober Fest Favorite. I think we (10 of us) finished the entire punch bowl full within a few hours. A-MAZE-ING. And I can’t take credit for it either. This recipe is from Naomi (Na), my lovely Creative Memories addiction supporter.

Coffee Punch

2 oz instant coffee
1 cup sugar
2 cup boiling water

Mix together and chill overnight.

Then Add:

1 gallon milk
1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream
1/2 gallon vanilla  ice cream
2 cups whipped whipping cream (to top)

You could definitely buy that half-chocolate, half-vanilla gallon that Mayfield and Breyer’s make for the ice cream. Just thought of that…

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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