Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

"I got this recipe from CopyKat. I guessed on the serving amount, as it differs from person to person depending on taste."
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  • Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan.
  • Add water, and mix until smooth.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil.
  • Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil.
  • Remove from heat, when this cools add the vanilla.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this recipe be used in baking recipes as a substitute for the metal cans of Hershey's chocolate syrup? I can't find the cans in a local store, and I really need it for one of my traditional holiday recipes.


  1. If it's any help to anyone, I've found that if you simmer this syrup for about 10 minutes, stirring all the time, it does thicken up and there's no need to add any thickener to it. It keeps better without cornstarch.
  2. Finished off my store-bought syrup yesterday and needed a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon. This turned out great. I let it boil a little longer (about 3 minutes) constantly stirring it. It turned out a good consistency. And it made a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Won't be buying syrup again. Thanks for sharing.
  3. I love this syrup!! It's easy to make and you can thicken the consistency by adjusting the water content. I don't mind it's thinner, since I usually put the syrup in drinks. Tastes yummy!!
  4. Thanks for a great recipe! I used a different brand of cocoa powder and it still tastes great. After reading reviews stating that the syrup was too thin I reduced the water to 3/4 of a cup. The syrup came out a bit thicker than Hershey's when cooled... perfect as an ice cream topping or a dip for fruit.. .and still easy to use for chocolate milk. Thanks again!
  5. Tried this today -- excellent! I let the mixture boil for more than 1 minute as I wanted a thicker final product. On a lower flame under a careful eye, it was perfect! I added under 1 tsp. of instant coffee granules for a little kick.


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