Coffee is a complex and versatile ingredient that has long been underrated in culinary circles. It adds a complex, rich flavor – plus an extra antioxidant boost.
For the best taste, use fresh grounds or brewed coffee when cooking with coffee (but to minimize waste, here are some ideas for how to use leftover coffee and grounds around the kitchen).
Check out our round-up of some of the best coffee dessert recipes for the holidays, and share your favorites in the comments below.
Coffee S’mores Pie
Pumpkin overload? Try this twist on a classic.
Coffee Almond Bark
A delicious treat that’s (surprisingly) healthier than it seems.
Get the recipe at Love Food Eat
For coffee and chocolate lovers alike.
Get the recipe at Food Network, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
How to do this Italian standby right.
Bonus link: 17 Brilliant Ways to Caffeinate Your Dinner (and Dessert)
Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Great for gifting – or snacking (we won’t tell).
Get the recipe at Smitten Kitchen
Bring your hot chocolate (or post-dinner coffee) game to the next level.
Share your favorite recipes or tips for cooking with coffee in the comments below!