This was the dessert for our Thanksgiving dinner. The original recipe is from Kraft Foods. I would call it Faux Tiramisu, especially the kid-friendly way I made it. Nevertheless, it was so heavenly that I licked off the bowl later, something I never do.
So here's my take on it:
1 tbsp instant coffee pwd
2 tbsp hot water
1 8oz. packet of cream cheese - softened to room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 8oz tub of Cool Whip
32 - 35 Nilla wafers
For garnish - grated milk chocolate
Dissolve the coffee pwd in the hot water in a big bowl. Add the cream chese and whisk till well blended. Add the sugar and mix well. Gently fold in the Cool Whip.
Arrange half of the Nilla wafers to cover the bottom of an 8x8 square dish. Top with half of the above mix. Spread it evenly. Repeat these layers.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, I sprinkled the grated chocolate.