Chocolate Mix

By Marge Perry & David Bonom

This is where it all begins—the basis for chocolate treats like Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream (Link), Hot Chocolate (link) and Hot Chocolate Sauce (Link). Make a batch and bottle it for holiday gifts—but be sure to set some aside for you!

  • Yield: 4 cups
  • Course: Dessert

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2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan with 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves then whisk in the cocoa powder, chocolate and salt. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and cool. Mixture will thicken slightly as it cools.