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Skill Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

  • MOCHA MIXTURE(recipe follows)
  • 36 (3-inch) ladyfingers , split horizontally
  • 3 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese or mascarpone cheese , softened
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Syrup or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 package (6 servings) vanilla instant pudding and pie mix
  • 1-1/2 cups non-dairy whipped topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered instant coffee

Directions

  1. Prepare MOCHA MIXTURE.
  2. Place lady fingers cut side up on waxed paper. Brush about 1/2 of coffee mixture on surface of lady fingers. Set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese and chocolate syrup until thoroughly blended in mixing bowl. Gradually blend in milk and instant pudding mix; beat 2 minutes or until slightly thickened and thoroughly blended.
  4. Gently blend whipped topping into cheese mixture.
  5. Spread about 3/4 cup cheese mixture on bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Layer 1/3 of lady fingers, cut side down over pudding. Brush lady fingers with about 1/3 of remaining coffee mixture. Repeat layers two more times, ending with pudding layer.
  6. Stir together cocoa and instant coffee; sprinkle over surface of dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours. Makes 24 servings.
  7. MOCHA MIXTURE
  8. 1/4 cup brandy or coffee flavored liqueur
  9. 3 tablespoons powdered instant coffee
  10. About 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Syrup or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup
  11. Combine brandy and instant coffee in liquid measuring cup; stir until dissolved. Add syrup up to 3/4 cup mark; blend.