Monday, June 17, 2013

Sassy Sweets: Tiramisu Pudding Parfaits

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When John and I first stopped and tried the Grey Ghost Bakery (check out their NEW website later this week!!) cookies in our whirlwind trip to Charleston, we were knocked dead in our tracks by their chocolate espresso cookies.  Subtly coffee-like, the chocolate is so rich and they are just ever so slightly soft; just the way a good cookie should be, in my opinion.  Sure enough, we made our way back to the booth again and again.

Finally, on our last night in Charleston, John surprised me with a huge bag of the chocolate espresso cookies!  I wish I could say we waited until we got home to open the bag!  Sometimes, things are just too yummy to put off! So when they were thrilled to offer The Growing Foodie readers a giveaway, I put the plan into motion ASAP!
Sure enough the box came a few weeks later.  If you can imagine, it was like having a grandma make you cookies and ship them in a care package.  They are seriously that good.  Kindly enough, they will be offering a Growing Foodie reader the chance to win a trio of their flavors, starting with the seriously delicious chocolate espresso, as well as cinnamon pecan and molasses spice.  Don't worry - you'll get introduced to those 2 soon enough.  GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!
Tiramisu Parfaits
Serves:  8 (8 1/2 pint mason jars)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
4 cups milk (I used skim)
1 cup strong brewed espresso
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
16 ounces marscapone cheese
16 Grey Ghost Chocolate Espresso Cookies, crumbled


In a large saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar, and flour.  Whisk in the milk and espresso over medium heat.  Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened and is bubbling.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.  Chill for 30 minutes.  Then, whisk in the marscapone cheese.

To make the parfaits, layer 1/2 of the chocolate mixture evenly into the bottoms of each mason jar.  Top with a handful of Grey Ghost Chocolate Espresso cookie crumbs.  Then, add another chocolate layer.  Top with additional cookie crumbs, if desired.  Serve immediately. 

Until the next time my oven is on...

70 comments:

  1. heather: i have not yet tried these cookies but sure would love to
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  2. I have not yet had a bite of these but I am just thinking about how good they must taste. I would love to try the molasses spice cookie.

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  3. Love the name of the bakery! Sounds like there's a good story behind it. The cookies sound yummy in this parfait! Super decadent.

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  4. Would love to try the chocolate espresso!

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  5. Wow, chocolate espresso sounds fabulous. And a perfect lunchtime treat ;)

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  6. Chocolate espresso would definitely be my favorite! Thank you :)

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  7. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on facebook as Allisha Gold

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  8. I like The Growing Foodie on facebook as Allisha Gold

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  9. One of my high school classmate's moms started this bakery - small world! I was lucky enough to recently try the chocolate/espresso cookies. They were AMAZING.

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  10. Also, just liked the bakery on FB! username: madelyn.smith2

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  11. The Cinnamon Pecan cookies sound devine.
    Thanks so much.
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  12. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks so much.
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  13. The Chocolate Espresso sounds amazing.
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  14. The Molasses. Thanks!

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

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  15. My favorite is the Chocolate Espresso...yum! :-) Thank you.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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  16. The Chocolate Espresso looks yummy!
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  17. They all look great but I'll select molasses spice (and we're ready to get back to the battery and folly beach..........)

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  18. Like Grey Ghost Bakery FB as Kyhere Here

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  19. also like The Growing Foodie FB as Kyhere Here

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  20. I would totally try the Cinnamon Pecan!
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  21. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on FB - Tricia Gatte Andrews

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  22. I like The Growing Foodie on FB - Tricia Gatte Andrews

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  23. My favorite would be Cinnamon Pecan for sure

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  24. "Liked" Ghost Bakery on FB (starr greenwell)starr_greenwell@comcast.net

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  25. I subscribed to your newsletter.

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  26. yum molasses spice
    Diane baum
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  27. I would like to try Grey Ghost Bakery's Chocolate Espresso cookies.

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  28. I like the Cinnamon Pecan but all would be yummy I'm sure!

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  29. I think the molasses spice-yum!
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  30. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on FB Joni Dolniak
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  31. email subscriber
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  32. I like you on FB Joni Dolniak
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  33. They ALL sound great, but the Molasses Spice caled to me first. lisaray1956@hotmail.com

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  34. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on Facebook. Lisa Rowe Ray

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  35. I like The Growing Foodie on Facebook. Lisa Rowe Ray

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  36. I would enjoy the chocolate espresso cookies.

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  37. The Cinnamon Pecan sounds best to me.

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  38. The chocolat3e expresso sounds yummy!
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  39. I like grey ghost bakery on fb.. Becca Peters
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  40. I like you on fb.. Becca peters
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  41. I think my favorite would be the chocolate espresso.
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  42. These all sound delicious, but I'm certain my favorite would be the Chocolate Espresso cookies. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I "like" Grey Ghost Bakery on Facebook as Gaye M. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I "like" The Growing Foodie on Facebook as Gaye M. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Molasses Spice would be my favorite.

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  46. Have yet to try, but I'm thinking I'd love the chocolate expresso ones.

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  47. My favorite could be Cinnamon Pecan :)

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  48. i would like Cinnamon Pecan joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  49. I would love to try the Chocolate Espresso

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  50. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on FB - Robin Trexel

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  51. I want to try the Cinnamon Pecan.

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  52. My favorite would probably be the Chocolate Espresso

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  53. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on FB (Pat Harmon Babcock)

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  54. I like The Growing Foodie on FB (Pat Harmon Babcock)

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  55. CINNAMON Pecan
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  56. I am guessing my favorite would be the molasses spice! they remind me of a cookie my mom used to make when i was a kid.
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  57. Cinnamon Pecan sounds good!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  58. My favorite is the Molasses Spice.
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  59. I like Grey Ghost Bakery on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
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  60. I like you on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
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  61. The all look delicious but the chocolate espresso sound the best :)

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  62. my favorite type would be the chocolate espresso, because it's the best of both worlds, i love chocolate and i love coffee!

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  63. The cinnamon pecan sounds good.

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  64. Thanks for the giveaway… molasses spice look delicious !!!

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  65. This looks so creamy and nice and good and tasty and... :D

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