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Makes 10 (4-inch) waffles

Say “I love you” with breakfast in bed or serve these chocolate dessert waffles with hot fudge and strawberry cream after a romantic dinner.



1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk *
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Hot Fudge Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 cup evaporated milk, plus 2 tablespoons (5 oz can)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry Dessert Cream
1 cup cold whipping cream (1/2 pint)
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
3 drops red food color

Apple-Cinnamon Topping
1 can pie filling, apple (21 oz)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Peach-Nutmeg Topping
1 can pie filling, peach (21 oz)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Chocolate Maple Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



1.Prepare Hot Fudge Sauce or any of the other toppings listed below; set aside

2.Stir cocoa and butter in large bowl until smooth; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Stir in nuts, if desired.

TIPTo sour milk: Use 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.

3.Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Serve warm with desired toppings.

TIP – Make toppings ahead and warm while making waffles.
Leftover waffles can be frozen, thaw in toaster on low heat.

Hot Fudge Sauce
Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla, stirring until butter is melted. Serve warm.

Strawberry Dessert Cream
Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt.) cold whipping cream in small bowl until stiff. Fold in 1/3 cup strawberry preserves and 3 drops red food color, if desired. 

Apple -Cinnamon Topping
Heat 1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small saucepan until warm.

Peach -Nutmeg Topping:
Heat 1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg in small saucepan until warm.

Chocolate Maple Sauce
Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Add butter and salt, stirring until butter is melted. Stir in maple flavor and vanilla. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.


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