HERSHEY KISSES CREAM CHEESE PASTRY


HERSHEY KISSES CREAM CHEESE PASTRY

Ingredients
  • 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed to room temperature
FILLING:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
TOPPING
  • 16 HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolates, unwrapped
FROSTING
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. On a half baking sheet, place parchment paper to cover bottom.
  3. Lay one sheet of puff pastry onto parchment paper.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together until well blended. Spread on top of pastry sheet leaving about ¼ inch gap from edges on each side.
  5. Cut second puff pastry sheet into 10 long strips. Weave strips leaving about a 1 inch gap square in between each strip crossing.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  7. Once baking sheet is removed from oven, carefully lift parchment paper with the pastry on top and place on flat working surface.
  8. Place an unwrapped HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolate onto each 1 inch square gap between woven puff pastry. Let cool.
TO MAKE FROSTING
  1. Combine powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Add more powdered sugar and/or milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over HERSHEY’S KISSES Cream Cheese Pastry.
  2. Cut into whatever size squares you desire and serve.

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