Easy Eats: Pick-Me-Up Goodies

Whether it's coffee, energy drinks or KGMB9's Howard Dicus' favorite, Diet Coke. Everyone needs a little pick-me-up in the morning.

KGMB9's Steve Uyehara and Sweetie show how to put a little extra caffeine in some goodies.

Maple Cinnamon Coffee
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 15 min

Makes: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each

What You Need

  • 6 Tbsp. ground MAXWELL HOUSE Decaffeinated Coffee
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
  • 4-1/2 cups cold water
  • 6 Tbsp. thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

  • PLACE coffee in filter in brew basket of coffee maker; sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • POUR syrup into empty pot of coffee maker. Add water to coffee maker; brew. When brewing is complete, stir until well blended.
  • TOP each serving with 1 Tbsp. of the whipped topping.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Lemon Viennese Coffee

  • Omit ground cinnamon and maple-flavored syrup. Add 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel to coffee grounds in brew basket. Prepare as directed, using 1/3 cup honey.

Special Extra

  • Use a cinnamon stick as a stirrer in each cup of coffee.

Cappuccino Pie
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 2 hr 15 min

Makes: 8 servings

What You Need

  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
  • 1/2 cup brewed strong MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, divided
  • 1 OREO Pie Crust (6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Make It

  • COMBINE yogurt and sugar in large bowl; set aside.
  • SPRINKLE gelatine over coffee in saucepan; let stand 1 min. Cook on low heat 3 min. or until gelatine is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping. Pour into pie crust.
  • REFRIGERATE 2 hours or until firm. Top with the remaining whipped topping, the hot fudge topping and raspberries just before serving. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.