Chocolate Mix

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
This is where it all begins—the basis for chocolate treats like Marshmallow Swirl Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate and Decadent Chocolate Sauce. Make a batch and bottle it for holiday gifts—but be sure to set some aside for you!
  • Yield: 4 cups
  • Course: Dessert


  • granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • light corn syrup
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Vanilla Extract


  1. 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.