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Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
Just like the name says, this stuff is seriously the best ever hot fudge sauce. What the name doesn't say is now super easy it is, so easy you'll hardly believe it!
Course: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 96 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 6 ounces good quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped (you also can use good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup half & half a bit more to thin, if needed
  1. Place all ingredients except half and half into a blender container.
  2. Measure half and half into a medium-size microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat in the microwave on high power for 75-90 seconds or until it's boiling. Make sure to use a largeenough container to allow the liquid to boil without rising over the top.

  3. Immediately pour over contents into a standard blender container and cover with the blender center cap removed. Holding several thicknesses of paper toweling over the center hole (to allow the steam to escape), blend on medium-high speed for 1 minute. Remove cover carefully and scrape down sides of blender container with a rubber spatula. Cover and blend again for another minute. The sauce should be smooth, silky and thick. Depending on the type of chocolate you use, the sauce may be too thick at this point. If you want to thin it a bit, add more half and half, 2-3 teaspoons at a time and blend briefly till combined. Continue until desired consistency is reached.

  4. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or glass jar. Keeps for 1-2 weeks. Sauce will get thicker when chilled, but will return to a looser consistency when warmed. Heat before serving on medium power in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until desired temperature.
  5. Makes approximately 1 cup of chocolate sauce
Recipe Notes

*Half and half can also be heated on the stovetop over medium heat until boiling. Stir frequently.

Don't attempt this recipe if you don't have a standard blender with a center cap that can be removed.

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.