Frugal Recipe: Make Your Own Chocolate Syrup

Frugal Recipe: Make Your Own Chocolate Syrup

Frugal Recipe: Make Your Own Chocolate Syrup

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

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Posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 19 at 1:03 PM

Chocolate. Just a whisper of that word makes me want to drool. Attractive picture, isn't it? Here's the thing, in my 'dream life' I want to open some sort of chocolate goodness store and let me tell you that chocolate syrup would be one of the best sellers. You love it, I love it, we all love it. Brandi sent over this great recipe for homemade chocolate syrup. It's just like Hershey's syrup only a very frugal version...and so stinkin' good.

{Homemade Chocolate Syrup} via Brandi M

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Water
2 cups Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Directions:

Mix the cocoa powder and water in a medium saucepan.  Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa.  Add the sugar, stir to dissolve.  Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat (just let it boil, stir maybe once or twice, if you must).  Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over!  Turn off the burner and add the salt and the vanilla, stir to incorporate.  Let cool, this will take a while (at least an hour or two).  Pour into a clean glass jar, and store in the refrigerator. This will keep for several months, but ours NEVER lasts that long.

I have found that the longer it sits, the thicker it becomes.  If you like your chocolate syrup thick, let it sit for a few hours.   If you like it on the thinner side an hour should be good.

When you are ready to use, just grab a spoon and use about 2-4 tsps (depending on how chocolaty you like your milk).  This is also great on top of ice cream and mixed in brownies before you place them in the oven.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, you can find the original here

Enjoy friends!

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