1 loaf Italian or French bread, cubed (about 10 cups)
White chocolate sauce
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or oil 10 to 12 individual baking dishes.
In large bowl with wire whisk, blend together eggs, rum, spices and vanilla extract.
Place HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, sugar and HERSHEY'S Cocoa
in heavy saucepan. Gradually blend in cream.
Over low heat, stirring constantly, heat until HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Gradually blend into egg mixture.
Add bread, stirring to coat. Let stand until all bread is soaked (about 2 to
3 hours). Stir occasionally.
Spoon mixture into prepared dishes.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
To serve: Turn out and re-heat in steamer 1 1/2 minutes, or heat in microwave
at HIGH 30 seconds. Place on large plate with scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with white
chocolate sauce and HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup. Garnish as desired.
* 1/2 cup water plus 1 tablespoon vanilla extract can be substituted for each
cup of rum.