Caramel should be the star of every dessert. This easy caramel flan is sweet, smooth and gets an extra boost from melty HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel. Try it for your next dinner party for something different from the regular cake recipes.
Remove wrappers from caramel filled chocolates. Heat oven to 350° F. Place 12 chocolates and 1-1/2 teaspoons water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Pour mixture into 1-1/2 quart baking dish or flan pan. Spread mixture so that bottom of dish is covered.
Pour evaporated milk into 2-cup glass measuring cup; add water to make 1-1/4 cups. Place sweetened condensed milk. 1 cup reconstituted milk, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt into blender container.
Place remaining 18 caramel filled chocolates and remaining 1/4 cup milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and mixture is smooth and warm when stirred; add to blender container. Cover; blend until smooth and well blended. Gradually pour over caramel mixture in baking dish. Cover top of baking dish with foil to keep it from browning.
1-1/4 cups whole milk may be substituted for the reconstituted evaporated milk.
Set dish in a larger baking pan. Fill the larger pan with water until it reaches halfway up sides of baking dish. Bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until knife comes out almost clean when inserted halfway into center of custard. (Do NOT pierce bottom). Remove from water to wire rack. Cool 2 hours. Cover; refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled (about 8 hours).
To serve, run a knife or rubber scraper along the outside of flan. Place serving plate over baking dish; invert onto serving plate. Let stand several minutes for the flan to release and the caramel to drip down; remove baking dish.
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