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Two Quick and Easy to cook Valentine's Day Treats!

by S. Arrieta <iamshery@msc.net.ph>

  1. CHOCOLATE LOVER'S CHEESEPIE

    How long will this take to prepare? Only *fifteen* minutes!

    What you will need: 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened; 3/4 cup sugar; 3 eggs; 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided; 1 extra serving-size packaged graham cracker crumb crust (9 oz.); 2 tablespoons whipping cream

    What you will do: Heat oven to 450F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in 1-2/3 cups small chocolate chips; pour into crust. Bake 10 minutes. Without opening oven door, reduce temperature to 250F; continue baking 30 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. In small microwave-safe bowl, place remaining 1/3 cup chips and whipping cream. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 20 to 30 seconds or just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly; spread over top of cheesepie.

    Refrigerate 15 minutes or until topping is set. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesepie.

    How many servings will this make? 10 servings.

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  3. Chocolate Sweetheart Cakes For Two

    How long will this take to prepare: Only *thirty* minutes!

    What you will need: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour; 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar; 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda; 1/8 teaspoon salt; 1/2 cup water; 3 tablespoons vegetable oil; 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract;

    For the chocolate frosting: 1 tablespoon butter or margarine; 2/3 cup powdered sugar; 1 tablespoon HERSHEY'S Cocoa; 2 to 3 teaspoons milk; 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

    What you will do: Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 8-inch square baking pan. In medium bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat with whisk or spoon until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Transfer to cutting board. Using 3-1/4 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut cake into 4 pieces.

    For the chocolate frosting: In small microwave-safe bowl, place butter. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 20 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating with spoon or whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

    Spread chocolate frosting on top of two pieces; place remaining two hearts on top. Garnish with decorating icing.

Congratulations! You've just made two small cakes!

 



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