Chocolate Heart-Shaped Pancakes

From CONAGRA

Featured Products: PAM, SWISS MISS, PARKAY, REDDI-WIP

Makes 6 servings

 

These pancakes make a great start to Valentine’s Day and have a secret ingredient: hot cocoa mix. Drizzled with an easy marshmallow sauce and topped with REDDI-WIP, they make a special treat for February 14th.

INGREDIENTS

PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 cups original baking mix
3 envelopes (1.38 oz each) SWISS MISS Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
1 1/2 cups reduced fat (2%) milk
2 eggs
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon PARKAY Original Spread-tub
REDDI-WIP Original Dairy Whipped Topping, divided

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Spray large skillet or griddle and two 5-inch heart-shaped metal cookie cutters with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat until hot.

2.Meanwhile, whisk together baking mix, cocoa mix, milk, and eggs in medium bowl until blended. Place cutters in skillet. Pour 1/4 cup batter into each cutter, spreading batter to edges. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Carefully remove cutters; turn and cook until second side is done. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying cutters with cooking spray as needed. Keep pancakes warm.

3.Place marshmallows and PARKAY in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 45 seconds, or until marshmallows melt and mixture blends when stirred. Stir in 2 1/2 seconds (spray) REDDI-WIP (about 1 cup). Top each pancake with 1 tablespoon sauce and a serving of REDDI-WIP.

 

TIPS

If 5-inch heart-shaped cookie cutters are unavailable, use smaller cutters with less batter, or just make regular pancakes without the cutters.

‘Original baking mix’ is a pre-mixed, multi-purpose baking mix, commonly made with sugar, salt, butter or oil, and leavening agents added. You can prepare your own at home, from common pantry staples, or for your convenience purchase in the baking aisle of your local grocery store (near the flour).

 

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