Homemade Chocolate Syrup

So last week I shared with you my favorite Chocolate Butterfinger Cake that was made extra special because I made my own chocolate syrup.  There have been many times when having some frozen yogurt or chocolate chip pancakes or making a milkshake where I have thought to myself, “I wish I had some chocolate syrup to go on this.” I don’t normally keep store bought chocolate syrup on hand because it’s too dangerous to have around all the time! ;) This recipe is perfect for those times a craving hits and uses all pantry ingredients you would keep on hand.  Plus it literally takes hardly any time at all.  In no time you’ll have chocolate syrup perfect for an ice cream sundae! This would be great for a ice cream party where serve lots of different toppings! Oh and I’ll post the caramel sauce recipe soon!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Source: Sunny Side Up in San Diego, originally Annie’s Eats & 52 Kitchen Adventures

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
In a medium sized pot, stir together the sugar and cocoa powder.  Add in the water and salt and stir together.  Bring mixture to a boil over  medium high heat, stirring frequently.  Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer approximately 5 minutes, until mixture begins to thicken slightly.  Remove pot from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes.  Add in the vanilla and stir to combine, then cool completely and store in the refrigerator.  If mixture gets to thick before you serve it, zap it in the microwave in 5 to 10 second increments until desired consistency.

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    1. Is it bad that I want to drink this? Looks delish!

    2. homemade syrup is the best, isn’t it? it’s so versatile and you can always have it on hand for an ice cream social or something!
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    3. I love the idea of giving a jar of hot fudge out as a gift along with a basket of other goodies! Yours look like they would be perfect for that!
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    4. Tiffany says:

      would this need to be kept in the fridge?

    5. Tiffany says:

      guess I skipped that part in your explanation..sorry.

    6. Well now I need an ice cream sundae to go with it! I don’t think pregnant women should be allowed to read food blogs. I just don’t :)
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    7. yum, this looks great! i might try to play around with the recipe to come up with a lower-cal version (without so much sugar). i’ll let you know how it turns out!
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    8. Wow :)! Though I am bad cook, I would love to make this one.. I had some weight issues but have been working hard and have lost a huge amount of weight in last two years, now doctors have advised me that I can ‘shock my body’ once a week.. I think i would be nice to have this syrup!
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