Recipe by Caryn
My sister's father-in-law is known for his hot fudge over vanilla ice-cream. He told me that he has tinkered with the recipe and this is the final result. A very silky, thick fudge sauce.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
- 3 -4 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half (extra to thin out fudge if it becomes too thick)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated (kind of a loose gold sugar ball).
- Add the 5 squares of semi-sweet chocolate. Stir until melted, and bring to a boil.
- Add the light corn syrup, 1/4 cup Half and Half, and salt. Stir until everything is incorporated but not smooth.
- Bring the chocolate mixture to a boil, stirring constantly so that it doesn't burn.
- Take the saucepan off the burner and immerse in cool water, while continually stirring the chocolate mixture, until the mixture is around room temperature.
- Put the saucepan back on the burner and bring the mixture back to a boil while stirring constantly. Add the vanilla.
- Remove saucepan from burner, and immerse in cool water, while continually stirring the chocolate mixture. The chocolate mixture will be silky in texture.
- Put the saucepan back on the burner to heat up. At this point you may add additional Half and Half to obtain your desired fudge sauce consistency.
- Note: Sauce stores well in the refrigerator (becomes solid). Heat up slowly in the microwave with a little bit of Half and Half to obtain the desired consistency.
- Note: I'm not sure exactly how many it serves though when Papa made it there were 10 of us (7 adults and 3 older kids) and we polished it off.