Making your own chocolate sauce is super easy, super fast and super frugal. I've been doing it for years, but it's come in handy even more now that a bottle of Hershey's is $5.
This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of chocolate sauce, but you can easily make up a big batch. I am keeping mine in a reused peanut butter jar. A clean squeeze bottle (ketchup, syrup, or even the Hershey's one you used the last of) would work great, but I didn't need that much sauce.
Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Mix the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and allow to boil 2-5 minutes, until the sauce thickens. If it starts to smell like cooked chocolate, take it off immediately. It will thicken more as it cools.
Keeps well in the refrigerator for a month. The solids might start to separate and settle after a while, but you can heat it up again to remix if you want.
How long is this chocolate sauce good for?
Susie Chadwick says
It lasts quite a while in the fridge. At least a month.
I think my recipe calls for vanilla as well. WORD of CAUTION: Pay attention and don’t seal until it is completely COOL. Chalk that knowledge up to first-hand, first year of marriage and lots of laughs from my dh. The evidence in picture, long since destroyed. That said, it could have led to some nasty burns. Forntunately for me, it just led to a sticky chocolate mess all over me, my glasses, all my dishes & cupboards, because they were open while I was putting away what I thought were going to stay clean dishes! LOL
Monica Gurnani says
Just found your blog.. read all the posts of your indian visit in one go. I am an Indian, and currently live in India. Good to see your experiences and posts.. I live in mumbai.. wish i would have been located in Banglore.. i would have loved to meet you, Dalton, Maggie and your Husband 🙂
Susie Chadwick says
Thanks! Would have been nice to meet a friend. =)