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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce comes together in under a half hour with a few staple ingredients from the pantry and refrigerator. You'll never want to buy hot fudge from the store again, once you make your own.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 160kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top


  • cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate not unsweetened, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large pot, add: heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and 3oz of the chocolate. Bring to a boil over medium heat, continuously stirring until chocolate is melted.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook at a low boil, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the butter, vanilla extract, and remaining 3 ounces of chocolate. Stir until smooth--cool sauce and serve.


  • Yield - This recipe yields 2 cups.
  • Servings - The calories for this recipe were calculated by the 2 cup yield giving 2 tablespoon servings per person (16 servings) or ¼ cup servings for up to 8 people.
  • Bittersweet Chocolate - I love to use the Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate. I find it has a very high quality and melts easily.
  • Brown Sugar - You can use light brown sugar if for some reason you don't have dark brown sugar.
  • Storage - Store sauce in an airtight container for up to 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.


Serving: 2tablespoon | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg