Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Much better than store-bought. Quick and easy. From the Dallas Morning News.


  1. Combine the cocoa and butter (don't use margarine!) in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Melt and blend thoroughly, but DO NOT BOIL.
  3. Pour in boilinb water and blend.
  4. Add the sugar and corn syrup, but do not stir.
  5. Cover and bring to a low boil, allowing it to boil for 3 minutes without stirring.
  6. Uncover and boil 3 minutes more.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  8. Allow to cool a bit more before enjoying over ice cream or warm cake.
Most Helpful

Delicious and easy, made with common ingredients and no "thickeners". Don't worry if it seems a little thin after the six minutes are up. It thickens up when poured on ice cream. I was skeptical on my first batch so boiled it some more. It came out like chewy caramel. I adhered to the recipe the second time and it was perfect. Both batches were delicious though.

Yankiwi April 26, 2010

Very easy, very good and quick enough to be made and enjoyed on a whim i.e. Let's have hot fudge sundaes.

Martha Pitts September 24, 2006

I found this too sweet and it also did not thicken like a hot fudge sauce. Instead it was thin and watery in consistency. Not even as thick as chocolate syrup.

Feisty Redhead September 14, 2010