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Chocolate Frosting

Makes about 3 cups

Notes: You can make the frosting up to 2 days ahead; cover and chill. Bring to room temperature and stir until creamy and spreadable before using. Spread leftover frosting onto chocolate wafers or graham crackers to make sandwich cookies. Prep and Cook Time: about 20 minutes, plus about 1 1/2 hours to cool.

 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped, or 2 cups chocolate chips
 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter, thickly sliced
Step 1

In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over high heat, bring cream and corn syrup to a boil, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2

Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Pour hot cream mixture over chocolate. Let stand about 5 minutes, then stir until smooth. Add butter and stir until melted and mixture is smooth.

Step 3

Let frosting cool, stirring occasionally, until thick and spreadable, 2 to 3 hours at room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes about 3 cups

Amount Per Serving
Calories 67Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.7g9%

Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.7g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 0.7g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.