Coffee is a healthy and flavorful addition to many desserts like chocolate cake, panna cotta, brownies and more healthy dessert recipes. It adds an ultra-rich flavor to many of these coffee desserts without adding extra calories or fat. Recent studies show that drinking coffee might have added health benefits, too, like protecting your heart and reducing your risk of diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

From mocha recipes and coffee ice cream desserts to chocolate and coffee treats, these cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and more coffee dessert recipes are flavored with coffee granules or brewed coffee.

We’re not sure if you’ll want coffee to go with your dessert or dessert to go with your coffee. But we do know that these recipes will make you want to finish dinner as soon as possible.

And here are some marvelous ways to treat yourself with coffee:

Chocolate Cake With Coffee Frosting and Crushed Cookies
Swirl buttery icing spiked with espresso powder onto rich chocolate cake.

Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Meringues
The secret to these light, airy little cookies is a teaspoon of espresso powder stirred into the mix.

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans elevate this cookie to a more sophisticated, grown-up treat.

Mocha-Walnut Brownies
Chocolate, espresso powder, and walnuts make for a can’t-miss combination.

Espresso Truffles
Can’t get enough coffee flavor? Add coffee liqueur to this espresso-energized treat.

Espresso Shortbread
Finely ground espresso gives full-bodied flavor to the traditional cookie.

Espresso Brownies
If you want to use instant espresso with this recipe, mix 1 rounded teaspoon instant espresso powder with 2 tablespoons water.

Those were simple ways to perk up your meal: Go with a quick and easy dessert recipe that calls for coffee or espresso.

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