8 strawberries (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 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. Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY`S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Milk Chocolate Chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 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.
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.