Chocolate Strawberry Festival Dessert Recipe
SKILL LEVEL : AdvancedPREP TIME : 20 Minutes
|1 2/3 cups||graham cracker crumbs (400 mL)|
|1/2 cup||melted butter (125 mL)|
|1/4 cup||granulated sugar (50 mL)||FILLING:|
|3 cups||2% milk (750 mL)|
|1/2 cup||granulated sugar (125 mL)|
|1/2 cup||cornstarch (125 mL)|
|2||egg yolks, beaten (2)|
|1 2/3 cups||CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips, divided (270 g)|
|2 tbsp||butter (30 mL)||TOPPING:|
|1 1/2 cups||35% whipping cream (375 mL)|
|1 tbsp||icing sugar (15 mL)|
|4 cups||halved strawberries, about 1 lb (500 g) (1 L)|
- 1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Toss crumbs with butter and sugar until well combined; press into a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden around edges; cool.
2. Filling: Meanwhile, whisk milk with sugar and cornstarch until smooth in a saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes or until thickened. Whisk a little of the hot milk mixture into egg yolks; whisk back into hot milk mixture. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) chocolate chips and butter; stir until melted and smooth. Spread evenly onto the prepared crust. Chill for 1 hour or up to 1 day.
3. Topping: Beat cream with icing sugar until stiff peaks form; spread evenly over chocolate layer. Arrange strawberries over whipped cream. Melt remaining chocolate chips in a bowl set over simmering water. Drizzle over strawberries. Chill until set or up to 1 hour.
Makes 12 servings.
• Drizzle the top with melted CHIPITS White Chocolate Chips instead of milk chocolate chips for a dessert that is perfect for any celebration!