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Chocolate Velvet Sauce in a Jar

No recipe image available.This fudge sauce is smooth and rich—a perfect gift for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
12 ounces high quality semi-sweet chocolate bars, chopped*
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and corn syrup in heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil (15 to 20 minutes). Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat.
  2. Immediately add chocolate pieces. Beat with wire whisk or electric mixer until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour into 3 (8-ounce) jars while warm. Cool 15 minutes. Cover; store refrigerated.
  3. To serve, remove cover. Microwave on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds, until warm (1 to 1 1/2 minutes).

Makes 3 cups.

*Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet real chocolate chips.

Variation: Omit vanilla. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of your favorite extract: mint, raspberry, almond, rum, etc.

Tip: Tie ribbon on jars and attach gift tags with serving directions.