Make a New Valentine's Tradition

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Mario & Courtney Lopez

Hosts of the FoodQuest series (airing on WGN, Cooking Channel and Food Network)

The Lopez family is no stranger to great food. It is one of their great passions! So it’s no wonder that they love celebrating Valentine’s Day with a homemade treat: Dark Chocolate Fudge. Their secret to the best fudge around is using Karo® Corn Syrup so every batch comes out smooth and creamy, just the way fudge should be!

Take some time with your partner or family to create this quick and easy recipe—you won’t just make a treat; you’ll make a moment!

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“When we have a traditional holiday coming up like Valentine’s Day, it always includes making something sweet with Karo® Corn Syrup.”

-MARIO LOPEZ

Dark Chocolate Fudge

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  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 25 squares

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

  • Mix corn syrup and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl. Stir until well blended.
  • Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat 1 to 2 minutes with a wooden spoon until thick and glossy.
  • Spread in 8-inch square pan lined with greased parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  • Chill 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares.

Variations

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt:
    After pouring chocolate mixture into pan in step 3, lightly sprinkle top with flaky sea salt and then cool as directed.
  • Dark Chocolate Fudge with Nuts:
    Stir in 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts of your choice after incorporating powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Marvelous Marble Fudge:
    Prepare as directed; spread in prepared pan. Drop 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter over fudge in small dollops. With small spatula or knife, swirl fudge to marbleize. Chill and cut as directed.
  • Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge:
    After incorporating powdered sugar and vanilla in step 2, stir in 1/3 cup peanut butter. Spread in prepared pan. Drop additional 1/3 cup peanut butter over fudge in small dollops. With a small spatula or knife, swirl fudge to marbleize. Chill and cut as directed.

Tip

  • Chocolates are nice this time of year, but a box of homemade fudge is a true gesture of love. Make some to share!
  • What’s inside counts! Make this recipe with Karo® Corn Syrup to help control the crystallization process, resulting in a smoother and creamier texture for your fudge.

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    Dark Chocolate Fudge

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    • Difficulty: Beginner
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Chill Time: 2 hours
    • Yield: 25 squares

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
    • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
    • 3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    Directions

    • Mix corn syrup and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl. Stir until well blended.
    • Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat 1 to 2 minutes with a wooden spoon until thick and glossy.
    • Spread in 8-inch square pan lined with greased parchment paper or plastic wrap.
    • Chill 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares.

    Variations

    • Dark Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt:
      After pouring chocolate mixture into pan in step 3, lightly sprinkle top with flaky sea salt and then cool as directed.
    • Dark Chocolate Fudge with Nuts:
      Stir in 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts of your choice after incorporating powdered sugar and vanilla.
    • Marvelous Marble Fudge:
      Prepare as directed; spread in prepared pan. Drop 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter over fudge in small dollops. With small spatula or knife, swirl fudge to marbleize. Chill and cut as directed.
    • Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge:
      After incorporating powdered sugar and vanilla in step 2, stir in 1/3 cup peanut butter. Spread in prepared pan. Drop additional 1/3 cup peanut butter over fudge in small dollops. With a small spatula or knife, swirl fudge to marbleize. Chill and cut as directed.

    Tip

  • Chocolates are nice this time of year, but a box of homemade fudge is a true gesture of love. Make some to share!