>From the Hershey's website...
Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse
CHOCOLATE HEARTS(optional, recipe follows)
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
1. Prepare CHOCOLATE HEARTS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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