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Make This Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Recipe

Hot Fudge Sauce is the only way I can think of to make ice cream any better. Making your own Hot Fudge just takes it to another level!

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Fresh made thick and creamy Hot Fudge Sauce!

My Homemade Hot Fudge Recipe is super easy with only four ingredients plus no mixer needed! All you need is a saucepan, wooden spoon, a whisk, and four simple ingredients of course.

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Ingredients

Only four simple ingredients and about 10 minutes are standing between you and the best hot fudge sauce ever!

  • 4 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
  • 2 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. Half and Half, heated to boiling

Directions

Step 1

Combine butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until melted, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

Step 2

Remove from heat and cool for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Begin adding powdered sugar and half and half stirring well after each addition. Use a whisk to continue mixing until the fudge is smooth.

Step 4

Pour into a pint Mason jar with lid and ring. Cool completely and refrigerate until ready to use.

Scroll down for the printable full recipe and more easy dessert recipe ideas.

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I do not mind making treats for my family but when the recipe is this easy I don’t want to tell them. Let them think you were in the kitchen for hours making this decadent homemade hot fudge sauce from scratch!

Now that you know how easy it is you can make your own hot fudge sauce to give as a gift from the kitchen or surprise your family with this delicious treat during ice cream season.

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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is simply amazing and the best part is you can find all of the simple ingredients at the grocery store.

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I used this same easy hot fudge sauce to drizzle over my Chocolate Pound Cake. You can see how this hot fudge sauce recipe will be handy at all times of the year especially Valentine’s and summer. It’s a no-bake ice cream topping and also a nice addition to Christmas desserts.

Looking for more chocolate dessert recipes? Scroll down for my list that includes no-bake recipes.

We love the rich decadent flavor in our recipe from the Divine 100% cocoa baking bar. Divine is a Fairtrade company and its baking bars are vegan. Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade chocolate company in the world that is owned by cocoa farmers.

Hot Fudge Sauce in a mason jar

Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Recipe

Yield: 1 pint
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy recipe for home hot fudge sauce with only 4 simple ingredients. Ready in about 10 minutes. Perfect topping for ice cream or drizzle over cake for a real treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 oz. Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
  • 2 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. Half and Half, heated to boiling

Instructions

    Combine butter and chocolate in a medium heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.

    Remove from heat and cool for 3 minutes.

    Begin adding powdered sugar and half and half stirring well after each addition. Use a whisk to continue mixing until the fudge is smooth.

    Pour into a pint Mason jar with lid and ring. Cool completely and refrigerate until ready to use.

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  1. Oh my, this looks so rich and delicious. My husband’s birthday is coming up next weekend and I’ve been trying to decide what to make for his cake. I’ve got a chocolate pound cake recipe, too and your sauce recipe will be perfect with it. Pinning and planning on making this. Can’t wait to see more chocolate recipes all week.

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