Hot Fudge Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade sauce, hot fudge, hot fudge sauce
Dessert Type: Bar cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 867kcal
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
When a normal cookie just won't do, you need this giant M&M Skillet Cookie! It fills an entire cast iron skillet and is perfect for serving in large slices with ice cream and homemade hot fudge on top.
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  • Combine the chocolate and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir until the chocolate melts completely and the mixture is smooth. If necessary, return it to the microwave to heat it in short 10-second bursts until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add the sugar, half and half, cocoa powder, and coffee granules to the bowl, and stir. It will look uneven and broken at first. Microwave the mixture for 2 minutes, then whisk well. It’s natural for it still to look a little broken at this point. Microwave for 2 more minutes, then whisk again until the sauce is smooth and shiny. It should be thick, somewhat like pudding, at this point. If it is too thick, add a little cream or half and half and whisk it in until you get a texture you like. Add the vanilla extract at the end.
  • If you’re not using immediately, press a layer of cling wrap on top and refrigerate the sauce. It might be a little grainy after refrigeration, but warm it up in 30-second intervals and it will smooth out. Enjoy warm over ice cream or cake.


Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 122g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 100g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 10.6mg