Chocolate Cups with Lemon Cream

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
6 cups

Bright lemon cream stars in these delicate chocolate cups that are an elegant hand-held dessert for a cocktail party or reception. Put them out on a tray and wait for people to start whispering about how you pulled it off.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
17 minutes
Bake Time
7 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons

  • 2 Tbsps
  • 2

    egg whites

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine, (1/2 stick) melted

  • freshly grated lemon peel (optional)

  • Chocolate Coating

  • 3/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • 1 tsp

    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

  • Lemon Cream

  • 1 package

    lemon pudding (instant) and pie filling mix

  • 1 cup

    milk

  • 1/8 tsp

    lemon extract

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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

microwave
microwave
cookie sheet
cookie sheet
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
measuring cup
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
glasses
juice glasses
refrigerator
refrigerator
whisk
whisk or mixer
1

Heat oven to 400°F. Grease and flour cookie sheet.

2

Stir together sugar, flour and cocoa in small bowl. Add egg whites and butter; beat until smooth. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and spread out thinly in 5-inch circles.

3

Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place top side down, over bottom of inverted juice glasses. Mold to give wavy edges (if chocolate cup cracks, gently press together with fingers). Let stand until hard and completely cool, about 30 minutes.

4

Place about 2 teaspoons Chocolate Coating into each cup; use pastry brush or spoon to coat inside. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until coating is set. Meanwhile, prepare Lemon Cream. Spoon scant 1/2 cup cream filling into each cup. Garnish with shredded lemon peel, if desired. About 6 cups.

Chocolate Coating: Place 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 45 seconds or until smooth when stirred.

Lemon Cream: Combine 1 package (4- serving size) instant lemon pudding and pie filling mix, 1 cup milk and 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract in medium bowl. Beat with whisk or on low speed of mixer 2 minutes. Fold in 1-1/2 cups thawed non-dairy whipped topping; refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. About 2-1/2 cups.

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