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Homemade Hot Fudge and Magic Shell Toppings

There’s no dessert that can’t be made a little better with a drizzle of velvety hot fudge! Indulge your sweet tooth this weekend by making a batch and draping it over a mile high banana split or sundae. If you prefer hot fudge’s firmer, colder counterpart – the Magic Shell – we’ve got you covered there too! Try one of these delicious recipes this week.

Photo by Life of a Pilgrim

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • 6 ozs bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In medium saucepan, stir chocolate, corn syrup, water, sugar, cocoa, butter, and salt together over medium-low heat until combined. Increase heat to medium and bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool slightly (to about 140°F) before serving! Enjoy.

Photo by Marg (Cayman Designs)

Magic Shell Topping

  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp butter
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter together over the stove by the double boiler method, or just in the microwave.
    *Tips for melting chocolate in the microwave.
  2. Let the mixture cool, and when you’re ready to enjoy your ice cream, just pour the mixture over the top!


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