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White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
2 cups blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
Additional berries, optional

Directions
In a bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; set aside.
In another bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add chocolate and beat until smooth.

Fold in whipped cream. Alternate layers of mousse and berries in parfait glasses, ending with mousse. Garnish with additional berries if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 hours. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Recipe found here: White Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Souffle

Ingredients
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter, cubed
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

SAUCE:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Baking cocoa or ground cinnamon, optional

Directions
In a large heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar and salt; add milk and stir until smooth. Stir into the melted chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir a small amount of filling into yolks, return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Add extracts. In a small bowl and with clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar on high until stiff peaks form. With a spatula, stir a fourth of the egg whites into chocolate batter until no white streaks remain, then fold in remaining egg whites.

Grease the bottom of 1-1/2-qt. baking dish; add souffle batter. Place dish in a larger pan. Fill large pan with hot water to a depth of 1 in. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

For topping, beat the cream in a chilled small bowl until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Serve souffle warm with a dollop of sauce. Sprinkle with cocoa or cinnamon if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Souffle

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Milk Chocolate Chip Pecan Pound Cake

Milk Chocolate Chip Pecan Pound Cake

Ingredients
2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips, divided
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash salt
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
Powdered sugar(optional)

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. Place 1 cup milk chocolate chips in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted when stirred.

2. Beat butter in large bowl until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar, beating on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted chocolate; beat until blended.

3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until blended. Add syrup and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in remaining milk chocolate chips and pecans. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. 12 to 16 servings.

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

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cherry white chip brownies

Cherry White Chip Brownies

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry brandy) or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips
1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds
WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE(recipe follows, optional)
Maraschino cherry halves, well drained (optional)

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-or 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Grease and flour foil.

2. Pat chopped cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, corn syrup and brandy in large bowl until well blended. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in chopped cherries, almonds and white chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until firm.

4. Use foil to lift brownies out of pan; peel off foil. Cut brownies into shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares. Garnish with WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE and maraschino cherry halves, if desired. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm; refrigerate leftover brownies. About 16 brownies.

5 WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE: Place 2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds: stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM additional 15 seconds until chips are melted when stirred. Using tines of fork, drizzle across brownies.

Recipe found here: Cherry White Chip Brownies

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Perfectly Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
“PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE FROSTING (recipe follows)

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE FROSTING. 10 to 12 servings.

VARIATIONS:
ONE-PAN CAKE: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350° F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely. Frost.

THREE LAYER CAKE: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost.

BUNDT CAKE: Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 55 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost.

CUPCAKES: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely. Frost. About 30 cupcakes.

“PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert

Ingredients
20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
1 cup cold milk
1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

Directions
Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square dish; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.

In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners’ sugar on low speed for 2 minutes Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.

Spread over peanut butter cups. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert

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Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

Ingredients
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1-1/2 teaspoons apricot brandy
4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
Grated orange peel

Directions
Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup cream just to a boil. Pour over chips; whisk until smooth. Stir in brandy. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until chilled.

In a large bowl, beat remaining cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon chocolate mixture into tart shells; top with whipped cream and garnish with orange peel. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 3-3/4 dozen

Recipe found here: Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

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Chocolate And Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Blondies

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Blondies

Ingredients
3/4 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups(8-oz. pkg.) REESE’S Minis Peanut Butter Cups

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 8- or 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Beat peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to peanut butter mixture, beating until well blended.

3. Spread one half of batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle mini peanut butter cups over batter. Drop remaining batter by 1/2 teaspoonfuls over mixture (some of the peanut butter cups will still be exposed).

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 16 bars.

Recipe found here: Chocolate And Peanut Butter Filled Peanut Butter Blondies

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Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 Eggland’s Best Egg, separated
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts

FILLING:
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
26 milk chocolate kisses

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until or until easy to handle.

In a small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.

For filling, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spoon or pipe 1/4 teaspoon into each warm cookie; gently press a chocolate kiss in the center. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here:Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

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Cashew Caramel Fudge

Cashew Caramel Fudge

Ingredients
2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
24 caramels, quartered
3/4 cup salted cashew halves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 teaspoons butter. Set aside.

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in the caramels, cashews and vanilla.

Pour into prepared pan. Cool. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Discard foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 pounds

Recipe found here: Cashew Caramel Fudge

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