Tiramisu Brownies

I might need to make another pan of these Tiramisu Brownies

to make up for the story I am about to share with you!
Good thing tiramisu is my husband’s favorite dessert.
(Honey, if you are reading…you might want to skip this post)
Brownies topped with coffee cheesecake, and coffee dipped cookies are an amazing dessert to serve any time!
My husband’s car broke down about a month ago…
because it needed a fancy expensive piece.
With Christmas break and the kids being out of school,
we really didn’t have a huge need for 2 vehicles, so he
waited to purchase the piece.
Last week he ordered the piece and anxiously waited for it…
because he really does like driving his cool red car.
But when this piece was finally arrived and he put it in…
the car still didn’t run.

Brownies topped with coffee cheesecake, and coffee dipped cookies are an amazing dessert to serve any time!
Wanna know why?
The gas gauge is also broken.
Turns out the car was just out of gas :-)
He says he tweaked a few wires while he was out there
filling up the gas tank…just in case that was it.
But it was 15* out and dark…
kinda hard to see said wires!
I’m going with the “it was just out of gas” option.
Because it started right up after that.
Oh he is never going to live this one down!!!
Lots of laughing has been going on over here.
Brownies topped with coffee cheesecake, and coffee dipped cookies are an amazing dessert to serve any time!
Even if it costs me a hundred more pans of brownies…
I’m totally going to remember and savor this moment!
It’s good to have one of these moments on my side.
He has way too many of my “moments” on his side :-)
Tiramisu Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 18

Tiramisu Brownies

Brownies topped with a cheesecake pudding mix and coffee soaked cookies are the perfect ending to an Italian dinner.


1 brownie mix (for a 9x13 pan)
1/2 cup milk
4 Tablespoons instant coffee, divided
1 cup sour cream
1 box cheesecake pudding (3.4 ounce box)
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 (16 oz.) container of Cool Whip, divided
2 1/2 cups hard lady finger cookies, broken into chunks
1/2 cup hot water
cocoa powder


  1. Bake brownies according to the package using the 2 egg directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Dissolve 2 Tbsp. coffee in the milk. Whisk in the pudding mix and set aside. Beat the cream cheese in another bowl. Add the sour cream and beat again on low speed. Fold in the pudding mix and half of the cool whip.
  3. Dissolve the other 2 Tbsp. coffee in the hot water and drizzle over the cookie chunks. Spread a fourth of the pudding mix over the cooled brownies. Lay the cookie chunks on top of the pudding. Cover with the rest of the pudding mixture. Top with the other half of the cool whip. Dust with cocoa powder. Refrigerate leftovers.


*I used a hard coffee cookie in place of the lady fingers. I found them at our local Meijer...the brand is Stella D'oro-Margherite cookies.

**If you can't find those cookies, you can also use Golden Oreos in place of the hard coffee cookies. Dip in them in the coffee just like the others.


Brownies topped with coffee cheesecake, and coffee dipped cookies are an amazing dessert to serve any time!

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  1. says

    This recipe is a very creative blend of two classics-one elegant and one an all around favorite. They do make a awesome pair! I will need to try these, I am craving them right now. Thanks for sharing this one.
    Ha-funny story, men and their machines!

  2. says

    You always have the best stuff! I’m no longer surprise when I click on a linky and it takes me to your site.. I find myself saying..duh! Yummy food, awesome pics – of course! xoxo

  3. says

    Don’t ever let him forget that story!! Too funny!! These brownies look amazing. I cannot wait to try them out. Thank you so much for sharing. I am a new follower and I would love it if you would stop by my blog and check it out at http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com. Thanks again for sharing this amazing recipe. I’m pinning it now so that I don’t lose it!

  4. says

    I want one right now!

    I was only going to feature Valentines Day specific posts on my FB page for “A Little Birdie Told Me…” today, but I must make an exception. After all, this recipe has captured my heart!


  5. says

    Found your Tiramisu Brownies on Pinterest! They look so yummy! Thank you for sharing and you have a new follower on your blog :o)

    Nancy with

  6. says

    I was surfing & came along your blog post brownies with marshmallow & then saw this one! I had to see how hard it was, I am in love! Yummy looking! & I will try these. Now following along. Happy Valentines Day! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

  7. Christina says

    These look amazing! I’m wondering about the cheesecake pudding mix. Is it the instant pudding powder?

  8. Stacy A says

    First time making and was a total hit. The only change I made was that I used a mocha brownie mix. I will definatly make this again since it is my husbands new favorite dessert and it is so easy to make:)

  9. Kim says

    Hi All. Can someone tell me what “cool whip” is? I would love to try and make these but I live in South Africa and have never heard of “cool whip” and so I don’t know what I can substitute. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • says

      Cool Whip is a non dairy whipped cream that you buy in the frozen department of the grocery store. You could try using whipped cream, but that isn’t as stable as Cool Whip, so you would need to eat the entire pan right away since it wouldn’t last very long.


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