We're getting close to Valentine's Day and Patty Millay is serving up a recipe you are going to love on today's What's Cookin'? segment.  Check this out!  It's a Chocolate Valentine Parfait.

From Patty:

February is a month of  love for our family.  We have so many special occasions to celebrate!  Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays and Valentine's Day!  This is a super easy but DELISH way to celebrate.  It just takes a little layering and creativity!  This came out so pretty you may want to make one for each of you or two love birds can share this!

Photo by Patty Millay

CHOCOLATE VALENTINE PARFAITS

  • 1 recipe of your favorite brownies prepared as you usually do (see notes for addition of Kahlua)
  • 1 pint Coffee Ice Cream
  • 1 large box Chocolate Mousse
  • 3 cups of milk
  • Whipped Topping
  • Chocolate Shavings
For the ganache:
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream less 2 tbsp for Kahlua, see notes
  • 1 tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees .
  2. In a large bowl combine the brownie ingredients. Oil, water, Kahlua, egg and brownie mix. (see notes)
  3. Pour the batter into an 8 inch sprayed baking pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. When the brownie comes out poke all over with a toothpick and pour 1 tbsp over top to soak in. This is optional.
  5. Prepare the ganache by placing all the ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat. Whisk until smooth then cool to room temperature.
  6. Prepare mousse according to package directions.
  7. Layer your glass with 1 scoop ice cream, top with brownie and let sit in the freezer for 10 minutes at a 45* angle.
  8. Remove and top with ganache, return to freezer at the angle for another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove and add 2 tbsp chocolate mousse.  Top with whipped cream and garnish with shaved chocolate curls.
NOTES
  1. My brownie mix is Ghirardelli. It calls for ⅓ cup water, ⅓ cup oil and 1 egg. Instead of using all ⅓ water I placed 2 tbsp of Kahlua in the ⅓ measuring cup and then topped it off with water.
  2. You can also poke holes in the brownie with a toothpick when it comes out of the oven and pour another 1 tbsp of Kahlua over top to soak in.

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