Tiramisu Lush

An even easier twist on the Italian classic! The creamy layers of coffee cheesecake and chocolate pudding get a contrasting crunch from a ladyfinger crust and chocolate-covered espresso beans in this no-bake dessert.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for the baking dish

One 7-ounce package ladyfinger cookies, placed in a resealable plastic bag and crushed with a rolling pin

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup granulated sugar

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch kosher salt

1 tablespoon instant espresso or coffee powder

One 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, thawed

One 3.9-ounce package instant chocolate pudding (plus required ingredients)

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans

Directions

  1. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the ladyfinger crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Freeze 15 minutes to set.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Dissolve the espresso powder in 1 tablespoon hot water and stir into the filling. Fold in 3/4 cup of the whipped topping to lighten. Pour the filling over the crust and smooth with an offset spatula, then refrigerate for 15 minutes to partially set. 
  3. Meanwhile, make the instant pudding according to the package directions. Pour over the filling. Top with the remaining whipped topping, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to set. 
  4. Before serving, dust with the cocoa powder and sprinkle with the chocolate-covered espresso beans. 
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