4 fresh pears
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons finely chopped nuts
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon milk
6 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/3 cups semisweet mini chocolate chips
Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears. Slice piece off bottom to make a flat base. Combine sugar and water in medium saucepan; add pears. Cover; simmer over
low heat 10 to 20 minutes (depending on ripeness) or just until pears are soft. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Cool pears in syrup; chill. combine nuts, confectioners sugar and milk in small bowl. To
serve, drain pears; spoon nut mixture into cavities. Place pears on dessert plates. Prepare Chocolate Sauce (directions follow); pour or spoon sauce onto each pear. Serve with remaining sauce.
Chocolate Sauce (last 4 ingredients): Combine water, sugar and butter in small saucepan; bring to full boil. Remove from heat; stir in Mini Chips Chocolates. Stir until chocolate has completely melted;
beat or whisk until smooth. Cool.