Have you ever tried a panna cotta dessert? It's an Italian custard consisting of molded cream and gelatin and often flavored with something special. This cookies and creme panna cotta recipe is made extra special with creamy, crunchy HERSHEY'S KISSES COOKIES 'N' CREME Candies. Don't forget to garnish your Cookies and Creme Panna Cotta with fresh berries for a little juicy tartness to balance out the sweet! Cookies and creme is an undeniably decadent and nostalgic flavor combo, making it perfect for desserts. Give this Cookies 'n' Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes recipe a try next.
Remove wrappers from candies; chop into smaller pieces. Set aside. Sprinkle gelatin over milk in medium bowl; let soften 2 minutes.
Combine cream and sugar in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and small bubbles appear around the edges of pan. Slowly add the cream mixture to gelatin mixture, stirring until smooth. Add candy pieces and vanilla; stir until candy is melted and mixture is smooth.
Divide mixture into four 4-oz decorative molds, custard dishes or ramekins. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Just before serving, fill small bowl with warm water. Dip molds into warm water (do not submerge); run tip of knife around edge of dish to loosen panna cotta. Invert each panna cotta onto serving plate; garnish with fresh berries, if desired. Serve immediately. 4 servings.
Fruit Flavored Gelatin Variation: Prepare small package (4 serving size) fruit flavored gelatin according to package directions. Pour layer of gelatin over firm panna cotta; refrigerate until gelatin layer is firm. Unmold and serve as directed above.
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