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For dessert with a built-in "wow" factor, give it a swirl. When you use these new milk chocolate morsels swirled with caramel or peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate morsels swirled with white chocolate, you can make edible works of art all your own.

With a package of Swirled morsels on hand, you can use them just like semi-sweet chocolate chips in dessert recipes of all kinds. But let your inner artist come out. Dress up your peanut butter cookies with chocolate and peanut butter swirls. Make your bar cookies or cakes even more decadent with chocolate and caramel swirls. Give chocolate and vanilla cheesecakes or other creamy desserts a "black tie" sophistication with semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate swirls.

Customize cakes, cookies or brownies from a mix when you stir these morsels into the batter and create your own swirled polka dot design on the top. Make your favorite homemade or chef-style desserts look just as fabulous as they taste with a sweet swirl of magical chocolate.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dream Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Nestle Toll House Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Swirled Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Morsels, divided
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and peanuts. Drop by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Press down slightly. Top with remaining morsels. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Swirled Cheesecake Nibbles

36 vanilla wafers
1 2/3 cups (10-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Swirled Real Semi-Sweet & White Chocolate Morsels, divided
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place 36 2-inch foil bake cups on baking sheet(s) with sides. Place one vanilla wafer, flat-side down, on bottom of each cup. Place 5 to 6 morsels on top of each wafer. Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful cream cheese mixture into each bake cup. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until just set and not browned. Remove from oven to wire rack. While still warm, top cheesecakes with remaining morsels. Morsels will soften but will retain shape. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate. Makes 3 dozen mini cheesecakes.

Caramel-Almond Coconut Cake

1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix with pudding
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Caramel-Almond Topping:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 cup (3 ounces) sliced almonds
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup (6 ounces) Nestle Toll House Swirled Milk Chocolate & Caramel Morsels

For cake: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 13- by 9-inch baking pan. Beat cake mix, eggs, water and oil in large mixer bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 2 minutes. Stir in coconut. Spoon into prepared baking pan. Bake 28 to 35 minutes or just until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
For Caramel-Almond Topping: While cake is baking, prepare topping. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in caramel topping and cream. Stir in almonds and coconut. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to full boil. Boil 5 minutes or until thick but still spreading consistency, stirring constantly. Carefully spread mixture over cake just as it comes out of oven. Sprinkle morsels over cake while still hot. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 15 servings.

When you need a great looking and tasting dessert--FAST--try these easy ideas.

--Make Nick of Time Swirled Brownies. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 13- by 9-inch baking pan. Prepare one (19.5 to 19.8 ounces) package of traditional fudge brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup Nestle Toll House Swirled Morsels, any flavor. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup Swirled morsels. Bake as directed. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 24 brownies.

--Dress up store-bought frosted cakes and cupcakes with Swirled morsels.
--Add Swirled morsels to your candy dish.
--Dip apples into caramel or chocolate, then dot with Swirled morsels.



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