I discovered this one completely by accident. Have you ever been craving chocolate and realize there are virtually NO sweets in the house??? Well, that’s where I found myself last night. All I could find was some unsweetened cocoa and some light corn syrup. So I added a little corn syrup to a bowl and a spoonful of cocoa and stirred it together. Why had I never thought of this before? It was the same color and consistency of hershey’s syrup. It tasted just like it too! Well, that satisfied my sweet tooth.
Today, I decided to make a bigger batch to keep in the fridge. I used a ratio of 2 parts syrup to 1 part cocoa (I used the special dark kind). I didn’t have a lot of either left but I used 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa.
No cooking, no heat, just stir and enjoy! I put it in an old jar and made a label.
It should last for a while considering you can have both ingredients on the shelf after opening without refrigeration but I will keep it in the refrigerator just to be sure. I made my kids some chocolate milk and they loved it. They said it was even better than the “other” stuff.
Now, keep in mind, if you are anti high fructose corn syrup, this is not for you. This is just a cheaper, easier way. You can use this recipe to make your own chocolate syrup without the corn syrup. My opinion is that if you are consuming something super sweet, whether it’s granulated sugar or corn syrup, it’s still not good for you!
This recipe is great for when you’re in a pinch or you just want to save the expense of buying chocolate syrup at the store. Save your old syrup bottle and refill it with your own!
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