Coffee Toffee "Pie"

240 mins (prep 60)
11 ingredients
makes 6 servings
We have transformed this classic dessert from Blum's coffee shops, which used to grace the streets of San Francisco, into a low-fat luxury. We use caramel and Rice Krispies in the crust instead of fat-laden nuts — and you'd never guess that the rich chocolate coffee filling has no butter in it.

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  • 1 1/2 cups rice krispies, partially crushed
  • 1/2 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons instant-coffee granules or powder
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • 1/3 cup well-chilled heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant-coffee granules or powder
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum
  • garnish: bittersweet chocolate shavings (about 1/2 oz, shaved with a vegetable peeler from a bar of chocolate)
  • special equipment: a 7-inch springform pan or an 8- to 9-inch pie plate


Serving Size (72.48 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 267.85 Calories from Fat 64.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.18g 66.27%
Saturated Fat 4.47g 134.03%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 45.61mg 91.22%
Sodium 213.36mg 53.34%
Total Carbohydrate 36.57g 73.15%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 1.6%
Sugars 29.81 g %
Protein 14.36g 172.32%
Vitamin A 263.22IU% Vitamin C 2.36mg%
Calcium 482.62mg% Iron 0.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, or, fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, packed light brown sugar, dark rum, packed light brown sugar, or, dark rum, garnish, or, an, a, special equipment