Easy Microwave Hot Fudge Topping

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is an easy and delicious way to get a chocolate fix.


  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in room temperature water.
  3. Microwave 90 seconds--stirring every 30 seconds.
  4. Blend in butter and microwave 15 seconds more and stir.
  5. Continue to alternate microwaving for 15 seconds and stirring until it reaches desired thickness. (The longer you cook it, the thicker it gets.).
  6. After microwaving stir in vanilla.
  7. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

I will never buy hot fudge again. This is so quick & easy, why would I? I made this for a sundae bar at a graduation party. I don't usually even like hot fudge but this was so good, I found myself dipping pretzels, strawberries, & bananas in the leftovers:)

Teresa61 July 26, 2010

I've improvised sauces that turned out better than this. This is in no way hot fudge sauce. It is chocolate sauce in both flavor and texture. I'm bummed because I was really craving hot fudge and this didn't cut it.

Tom T. April 13, 2015

This was amazingly delicious! The only change I made was to cook it a bit thicker than I wanted then stir in some half and half at the very end to thin it out a bit. We all fought over licking the bowl!

SandwichQueen July 08, 2014