Chocolate Velvet Sauce in a Jar
1 cup 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
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 three minutes and remove from heat. 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 and store refrigerated.
To serve, remove cover and microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds until hot, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Note: Substitute 2 cups semi-sweet real chocolate chips for chocolate bars, if desired. For gift-giving, tie ribbon on jars and attach gift tags with serving directions.