Go Back
Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword dark-chocolate-fudge-sauce, hot-fudge-recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 1200kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 tablespoon salted butter
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 12 oz package dark chocolate chips i.e. Hershey's Special Dark
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla
  • pinch salt


  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add corn syrup and brown sugar.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes until all of the sugar crystals have completely dissolved.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low then add the heavy cream. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until everything has come together.
  • Don't allow the mixture to boil. At this point, the sauce will turn a light caramel color.
  • Add the cocoa powder first, stir until dissolved, then add all of the chocolate.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir often so the chocolate won't stick to the bottom of the saucepan. Around 6-8 minutes. Continue this process until the chocolate sauce is completely smooth.
  • Once melted, remove the sauce from the heat, and add the ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla and a pinch of salt. Stir well.
  • Use immediately drizzled over ice cream, with fruit as a fondue or drizzled over cake.
  • Store leftovers tightly sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (The cocoa butter in the chocolate sauce will solidify in the refrigerator. To use, simply reheat in small amounts in the microwave in 20 second increments and stir until smooth.)


Optional mix-ins: espresso, cinnamon, peppermint/rum/orange flavorings or liquors.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 1200kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 55g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 84g | Vitamin A: 2596IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg