Chocolate Fudge Sauce—No Corn Syrup

Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even. Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even.

I love it when I discover a new recipe by accident.  This time, it started when I needed a fudge sauce for my upcoming Coffee Fudge Ice Cream pie.

The pie is so rich that I needed a chocolate sauce that could hold its own.  Years ago, I made a chocolate syrup (also corn syrup free) similar to the tasty, thinner Hershey’s syrup.  It was perfect to keep in the refrigerator for kid’s chocolate milk and impromptu sundaes.  But now I was looking for something thick and well,… fudgy.  Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even.

Remembering a delicious hot fudge sauce from my childhood I decided to grab something pre-made from the grocery store.  Since there wasn’t a lot of choice, I took what they had. 

This was not a good decision. 

There was almost no taste of chocolate… perhaps because the first two ingredients were corn syrup, then high fructose corn syrup. 

Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even.

Good for dipping!

And so, I made my own. The recipe is based on one from Smitten Kitchen, after I looked about a dozen recipes online (yes, everything turns into a research project).  It was super tasty and easy—a one pan recipe in fact!  And so good it made up for tossing the whole purchased jar into the trash.

One pan recipe!

After making my pie, I made a second batch of chocolate fudge sauce so my husband (who won’t go near anything flavored with coffee) could have a treat as well.   

Later I caught him confiding to our house guest that Chocolate Fudge Sauce was a perk of marrying a food blogger–and it even made up for doing the cleanup. 

More fudge sauce for him!

Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even.

Mmm!

Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Serves 6
Thick, rich & chocolatey, this easy, one-pan chocolate fudge sauce is perfect to top desserts or keep in the refrigerator for sundaes.  Honey sweetened even.
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
178 calories
17 g
31 g
14 g
1 g
8 g
49 g
10 g
14 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
49g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 8g
42%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg
10%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 tablespoon butter
  2. • 1/4 - 1/3 cup whipping cream (see note)
  3. • 1/8 cup honey
  4. • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  5. • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
  6. • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan, then whisk in cream, honey and salt. Bring just to a boil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add chocolate chips, and whisk until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa and vanilla. Whisk until no lumps remain, returning to low heat, if needed. Serve warm. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
  4. To reheat sauce, warm in a saucepan on low, stirring constantly, or microwave in short bursts, stirring in between. Do not boil.
Notes
  1. You can very the amount of cream to suit your needs. I used 1/4 cup of cream for a slightly thicker sauce for my pie and 1/3 cup when I was making ice cream hot fudge sauce. (Thought heating the sauce is really what makes it liquid enough to pour)
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fat
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protein
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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Fudge Sauce—No Corn Syrup

  1. David Scott Allen

    I loved reading this post, Inger! I’m glad to know you live with someone who won’t touch coffee-flavored things – I am the same way! (My tiramisu is coming soon! No coffee!) I also love that our fudge sauces are fairly similar. Mine was born on a morning when I added bit too much milk to my sugar and cocoa one morning. I start by making a slurry of the three to form a thick paste, emulsifying the cocoa. Well, with too much milk, it doesn’t mix well. So I microwaved it to see if that would help – and it did, and it was really trashy! And it also created the beginning of my chocolate sauce. I like to say that “accidents will happens – and sometimes it’s a good thing!”

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