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Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

Things You'll Need
  • CHOCOLATE HEARTS(recipe follows, optional)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1-3/4 cups HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 8 strawberries (optional)
How to Make
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    1. Prepare CHOCOLATE HEARTS.

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    2. Stir together sugar and cornstarch in medium heavy saucepan. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling. Stir about half of hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return all to saucepan. Boil gently 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

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    3. Add chocolate chips and vanilla to hot mixture; stir until chocolate is melted. Pour into small metal bowl. Set bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice water. Beat on high speed of mixer about 5 minutes or until chocolate mixture is completely cooled. Fold in the whipped 3/4 cup cream. Spoon into martini glasses or dessert dishes.

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    4. Cover lightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 days. Just before serving, top each with a dollop of the whipped 1/2 cup cream and a strawberry, if desired. Peel chocolate hearts from wax paper; place one on each dessert. 8 servings.

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    CHOCOLATE HEARTS: Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir until melted. Let stand 2 minutes. Pour into heavy duty small plastic bag, Cut off a tiny corner of the bag. Squeeze bag to pipe mixture into heart shapes on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm.

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    Tip: To form perfectly shaped chocolate hearts, trace around a small heart-shaped cookie cutter on a piece of white paper. Tape wax paper over the white paper; pipe chocolate on wax paper following the outline.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

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