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Easy-Made Hot Fudge Sauce

If you have 15 minutes, you can make this simple hot fudge right at home!  You can pour it over your favorite desserts, use it to dunk your snacks (like me with pretzels), or give it as a gift to your chocoholic friends!

Easy Hot Fudge Sauce |

Was it just me or was it hot as hell yesterday?!  I mean, really?  The heat in my home was unbearable and for the first time this year, the AC needed to be on.  Remember when I said I was going to keep baking until it reached 85 out?  Well, I guess I was wrong.  It didn’t reach 85 outside but from inside it sure did feel like it.  I guess this is what happens when you live in a corner apartment facing East.  That SUN!  I predict that electric bill is going to be through the roof this summer (*sad face*).

Luckily I still had hot fudge so I didn’t have to bake.  Figured, why not just give you the recipe, right?  After all, I did give you the recipe to my Mini Fudge Brownie Tarts that used this hot fudge.

Easy-Made Hot Fudge Sauce |

Easy-Made Hot Fudge Sauce |

So here you go.  When you can, give it a try.  I prefer this homemade version over most store brands I’ve tried.  It’s super thick with an intense chocolaty flavor!  You won’t be disappointed.

On a side note… I promise to have something other than chocolate for the next post.  I sometimes go through a phase where I go a bit chocolate crazy.  I’m sure you understand ;-)

Easy-Made Hot Fudge Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

A simple, quick and easy hot fudge that can be made from your own home and tastes better than most store brands


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt and 3 ounces of chocolate chips to a boil. Continuously stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes; stir.
  3. Remove chocolate mixture from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla and remaining chocolate until smooth.
  4. Serve sauce when warm. ENJOY!


If you do not have Dutch-processed cocoa, you may substitute for unsweetened cocoa powder.

Bittersweet chocolate chips may be substituted for semisweet or dark chocolate chips.

To reheat hot fudge sauce, spoon in a microwave safe bowl and heat on HIGH at 10 second intervals; stir. Be careful! This hot fudge can burn quickly.

Easy-Made Hot Fudge Sauce recipe adapted from

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  1. Girl, you NEVER have to apologize for “too many chocolate recipes” because that just ain’t a thing! This sauce looks soooooooooo f*cking good. The photos where you’re pouring it into the jar and it’s running down the side…fergawdsake, it’s almost obscene ;) I love this!

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