Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chocolate Fudge Syrup (65 Calories for 2 tablespoons)




Last night after dinner I decided I wanted to do something creative while I cleaned the kitchen up. I have no idea where the drive came from, but when it happens you have to run with it. I was looking for something simple and quick that wouldn’t leave me in the kitchen longer than it was going to take for me to clean dinner up.

I decided to make a recipe I have wanted to try for a while… chocolate fudge syrup! I had everything I needed on hand so I decided to give it a try.  It’s a super simple recipe that packs a delectable punch! Everything I read online said that once you made this recipe you would never buy chocolate sauce/syrup in the store again. Now I know why!

Immediately my husband vacated his man cave to see what I was doing because the housed smell so good. The fudge syrup was actually done before the kitchen that’s how fast this process is. It was so hard for us to wait for it to be cool enough to try. The smell is so intoxicating! Now I know what it feels like to work in the Hershey chocolate factory!

When we finally got to try a spoonful we were all in heaven. This is the nectar of the God’s!  I can’t wait to try it in milk, on ice cream or even over a little pound cake! Yummy! Btw the tip of my tongue is burnt… nope I couldn’t wait any longer! Patience is not in my nature!  Just a warning…

This would make a great holiday gift. You could make a basket up of ice sundae cups, bananas, a can of pineapple, whip topping, sprinkles, ice cream cones, a can of nut and a few other things for an ice cream party items. Put it all in a nice basket with a big jar of this chocolate fudge syrup. I don't know anyone who wouldn't love that!!  



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup water (I used purified) 
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
  1. In your favorite pot add water and cocoa powder (I used Tollhouse). Heat on medium high and stir until cocoa dissolves. This doesn’t take but a minute or two.
  2. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves, then reduce your heat to medium. Continue stirring or whisking (My choice). Your chocolate will begin to boil. Once it gets to a nice roiling boil let it boil for 3 minutes. Be sure to continue to stir the entire time so that it does not boil over. This process happens very quickly.
  3. After the 3 minutes are up add the salt and vanilla
  4. Allow to cool. (This will be extremely hot!)
  5. Be sure to refrigerate once it’s cool
Original Recipe Source


Number of Servings: 24 (2tbsp per serving)
Nutritional Information:
  • 65 calories per serving
  • 17 carbs 
  • 0 grams of fat 
  • 0 protein
  • 16 sugar
*Nutritional information found on www.myfitnesspal.com this information will vary based on the products you use.*


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