Quick mocha napoleons

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Puff pastry (17.25 oz), frozen; thawed
2 cups Milk
½ cup Coffee, strong brewed cooled
¼ cup Coffee-flavored liqueur
2 packs (6 oz) instant chocolate fud flavor pudding mix
1 cup Heavy cream; whipped
½ cup Chocolate sauce
½ cup Almonds, lightly toasted sliced

Recipe by: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts - ISBN 0-06-016537-5 Preparation Time: 1:10 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Unwrap thawed puff pastry sheets and cut each sheet into thirds at the fold marks. Place on 2 ungreased baking sheets; prick all over with a fork. Bake 15 mins. Prick with a fork again and bake 8 to 10 mins longer, or until pastry is golden brown. Let cool completely on baking sheets. When cool, cut each piece of pastry crosswise into 6 equal pieces. Split each piece in half horizontally, keeping tops and bottoms together.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, cold coffee, coffee liqueur, and pudding mix. Beat with an electric mixer on low until well combined, 1 min. Fold in whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate 1½ hours.

3. To assemble, place a generous tablespoonful of pudding mixture on bottom half of each puff pastry piece, then replace top piece of puff pastry. Drizzle chocolate sauce lightly over each napoleon, then sprinkle toasted almonds on top. Refrigerate 6 hours before serving.

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