Recipe by shmeks02
Featuring a thick brownie crust, a filling made of creamy mocha pudding, and--for the crowning touch--a coffee-and-Kahlúa whipped topping, it's hard to believe this pie could be light.
- 1⁄3 cup hot water
- 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules, divided
- 0.5 (20 1/2 ounce) box light fudge brownie mix (about 2 cups)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 2 large egg whites
- cooking spray
- 3⁄4 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 3 tablespoons Kahlua or 3 tablespoons other coffee-flavored liqueur, divided
- 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix or 1 (1 1/2 ounce) package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 cups frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed and divided
- chocolate curls (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Combine hot water and 2 teaspoons coffee granules in a bowl; stir well. Add 2 cups brownie mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and egg whites; stir until well-blended. Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 22 minutes (brownie will be fudgy when tested with a wooden pick). Let cool completely on a wire rack.
- Combine milk, 2 tablespoons Kahlúa, 1 teaspoon coffee granules, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pudding mix in a bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer 30 seconds. Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping. Spoon pudding mixture into brownie crust; spread evenly.
- Combine 1 tablespoon Kahlúa and 1 teaspoon coffee granules in a bowl; stir well. Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping. Spread whipped topping mixture evenly over pudding mixture. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Serve immediately or store loosely covered in refrigerator.
- Note: Nonalcoholic Mocha Version: When making the pudding mixture, substitute 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk for the Kahlúa. In the topping omit the Kahlua and dissolve the instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon water.
- Note: Store remaining brownie mix in a heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag in refrigerator; use mix to make another pie or a small pan of brownies. To make brownies, combine about 2 cups mix, 1/4 cup water, and 1 lightly beaten egg white in a bowl. Stir just until combined. Spread in an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 23 to 25 minutes.