10-Minute Homemade Hot Fudge

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This ten-minute hot fudge recipe is just the thing for those chocolate cravings. The recipe is warm, rich, deeply chocolaty hot fudge you are sure to love. After making this hot fudge recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought chocolate syrup again. Even some of the gourmet varieties of hot fudge sauce pale in comparison. Most are either too sweet, too lack luster, or don’t have enough chocolate flavor. And the best part about this hot fudge recipe, besides that fact that it only takes ten minutes to make, is that you'll save money. For the chocolate, three ounces of Trader Joe’s 72 percent Pound Plus Bar and three ounces of dark chocolate Pound Plus Bar 54 percent. For this hot fudge recipe unsweetened natural cocoa powder, and Dutch-process may be used. You can also try the recipe with Hershey’s Special Dark, if you can find it. You don't have to sift the cocoa powder, but it never hurts if you notice a lot of lumps. If your cocoa is particularly lumpy, you want to be sure and sift. If not, you don't need to worry about it. The resulting hot fudge is just sweet enough while being robust and intensely chocolaty.

This hot fudge recipe is thick, dense and not too thin or runny, which makes it perfect for use in a variety of dessert recipes. If the hot fudge sets up too thick after it’s cooled, you can add a drizzle more corn syrup and stir to help thin it out. It's a good idea to have your hot fudge thick enough so that when you turn it upside down on a spoon, it will hang on. When you reheat the hot fudge for future use, it will naturally thin from the heat. This hot fudge batch makes just one 16-ounce jar of hot fudge, which is a good amount. You’ll never need or want to purchase storebought hot fudge again after making your own in just ten minutes. This hot fudge recipe is thick, rich, dense, with intense chocolate flavor and not overly sweet. You can serve this hot fudge over ice cream, cakes, brownies, cookies, pancakes, waffles, or just find a spoon and indulge your chocolate craving. For this easy to make hot fudge recipe, you will need heavy cream, light corn syrup, dark brown sugar, unsweetened natural cocoa powder, dark or bittersweet chocolate, unsalted butter and vanilla extract.

There are plenty of benefits to consuming dark chocolate. For starters, dark chocolate is known for its protection from disease-causing free radicals. One of the benefits of dark chocolate is in its free radical fighting ability. Free radicals are the unbalanced compounds that are created by cellular processes in the body, especially those that fight against environmental toxins that people are exposed to on a daily basis. Antioxidants are the compounds that are believed to help neutralize the free radicals and protect the body from their damage. Antioxidants include vitamins and minerals, and phytochemicals which are helpful plant compounds. One of dark chocolate’s most impressive benefits is in its high antioxidant content, which is why dark chocolate often makes the list of top ten high-antioxidant foods. And that's good news for chocolate lovers, as something so good is also healthy too. Of course, the sugar that is used in dark chocolate dessert recipes isn't good for you, at least you can feel good knowing that the dark chocolate counterbalances that.

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