December 10, 1999


THE

Sweetest GIFT OF ALL. . .

Serve Up Holiday Cheer with Simple and Delicious Treats

`Twas the night before Christmas-and all through the house all the people were stirring...and mixing and whirring. Looking for a new twist for those traditional holiday recipes? These quick-and-easy holiday entertaining ideas are sure to be the best gifts you'll give OR receive this holiday season.

Adding easy-to-use Hershey's Syrup and Reddi-wip Real Whipped Cream to your favorite holiday recipes is a convenient and exciting way to enhance already great-tasting desserts such as Festive Apple Tart and Snow-on-the-Roof Pound Cake. Just drizzle chocolate syrup and top with whipped cream to turn holiday treats into unforgettable indulgences. Or, create mouthwatering holiday drinks and desserts like Chocolatey Mochaccino and Yuletime Chocolate Pie, incorporating the rich, chocolate taste of Hershey's Syrup and the real cream goodness of Reddi-wip whipped cream for a tasty and decorative touch.

Hersheys Syrup comes in five delicious varieties and adds fat-free flavor in seconds. Reddi-wip real whipped cream provides a fun and convenient way to make scrumptious treats taste even better. Created more than 50 years ago, Reddi-wip has been a popular holiday staple at traditional family gatherings for generations. The combination of these two classic favorites creates a taste sensation that even satisfies Santa;'s sweet tooth.

So go ahead, put another Yule log on the fire and relax during the holiday season with these great recipes.

Snow-on-the-Roof Pound Cake

1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped red maraschino cherries
1/3 cup chopped green maraschino cherries
1 prepared pound cake
Hershey's Syrup
Reddi-wip Whipped Cream
Additional whole red and green maraschino cherries
 

• In bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in chopped cherries.

• Slice pound cake lengthwise into three slices. Spoon or brush a total of 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup over bottom and middle layer. Place bottom cake layer on serving plate; spread with half of cream cheese mixture.

• Top with middle layer; spread with remaining cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 1 to 2 hours. Garnish with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream and whole cherries.

• To serve, slice filled cake; place slice on serving plate. Drizzle with Hershey's Syrup and top with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream. 8 to 10 servings.

 

Cheesecake with

Chocolate-Peanut Drizzle
2/3 cup Reese's creamy peanut butter
1½ cups Hershey's Syrup Fresh or frozen plain cheesecake, thawed
Reddi-wip Whipped Cream
Roasted chopped peanuts

• In small bowl, stir together peanut butter and Hershey's Syrup until smooth.

• Cut cheesecake into servings. For each serving, place cheesecake piece on serving plate; drizzle with chocolate peanut butter topping and serve with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream. Garnish with peanuts. 2 cups topping for 8 servings.

Snow-Topped Chocolate Grasshopper

1 cup whole milk
5 cups vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup Hershey's Syrup
1/4 cup white creme de menthe or
1 teaspoon mint extract
Reddi-wip Whipped Cream
Hershey's Syrup for topping

• Combine milk, ice cream, Hershey's Syrup and creme de menthe in blender container. Blend until smooth.

• Pour into tall parfait glasses. Top with additional Hershey's Syrup and a generous serving of Reddi-wip Whipped Cream. Serve immediately with spoon. 4 servings.

 

Yuletime Chocolate Pie

2 egg yolks
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups milk
1 cup Hershey's Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 prepared 9-inch crumb or pastry crust
Reddi-wip Whipped Cream

• In saucepan, stir together egg yolks, cornstarch, salt, milk and chocolate syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

• Pour mixture into prepared crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface; refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream and a drizzle of Hershey's Syrup. 6 to 8 servings.

 

Chocolatey Mochaccino

• In large mug or cup, stir together equal amounts of hot milk and strong hot coffee with 2 to 3 tablespoons Hershey's Syrup or Hershey's Special Dark Syrup. Top with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon. 1 serving.

 

Festive Apple Tart

1/2 cup apple juice or water
3 large, tart baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 18-oz roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Hershey's Syrup
Reddi-wip Whipped Cream

• In a large skillet, heat apple juice or water to boiling; add apples. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 3 minutes or until apples are tender. With slotted spoon, remove apple slices. Cool slightly.

• Press cookie dough into greased and floured 10-inch quiche dish or tart pan or 9-inch pie plate, pressing dough evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of dish.

• In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Toss together apple slices, lemon juice and cinnamon sugar mixture.

• Arrange apple slices on prepared crust. Bake in 375 degree F. oven, 30 to 40 minutes or until evenly browned and set. Cool slightly. Serve warm, drizzled with Hershey's Syrup and topped generously with Reddi-wip Whipped Cream. 8 to 10 servings.

For an assortment of delectable dessert recipes-straight from Hershey, Pa.-Chocolate Town, U.S.A.-check out the Hershey Foods home page on the World Wide Web www.hersheys.com or for great-tasting ice cream sundae dishes made with Hershey's Syrups and toppings, visit www.sundaebest.com

For more helpful holiday hints and great recipe ideas, visit the fun-filled Reddi-wip Web site at www.reddi-wip.com or-to receive a free copy of the Reddi-wip Shake Up Your Recipes booklet, send a self-addressed, #10 business-size envelope (4-1/8" x 9-1/2") with a 33¢ stamp to Shake Up Your Recipes Cookbook Offer, P.O. Box 5524, Dept. C, Riverton, NJ 08077. Allow six to eight weeks for processing.

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