Hot Fudge Sauce

Sauces & Condiments, Desserts | 30 Minutes or Less, Entertaining, In the Microwave, Kid Friendly | Other

START TO FINISH: 10 minutes
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Cooking Notes

Sauce can be refrigerated, covered for up to 2 weeks. Or frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave, uncovered, on high, until warmed through, about 1 minute.

Hot Fudge Sauce

3 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
½ cup heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pinches salt

Put the chocolate, butter, and cream in a 4-cup glass measure. Microwave, uncovered, on high, until the chocolate and butter are nearly melted, about 2 minutes, stopping once halfway through to stir. Remove from the microwave, and stir until the chocolate and butter finish melting.

Stir in the sugar. Microwave 1 minute, uncovered, on high. Remove and stir well with a wire whisk. If the sauce is grainy, microwave just until the sugar melts, 30 seconds to 1 minute more. Do not overcook. Whisk to stir well.

Whisk in the vanilla extract and salt, and let the mixture cool a little. Serve warm or at room temperature.*

Hot Fudge Sauce

Believe it or not, it's the 2 pinches of salt that make this sauce special, so don't be tempted to leave it out!

Hot Fudge Sauce

Approximate Values Per Tablespoon: 56 calories (46% from fat), 3 g fat (2 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, .7 g protein, 7.5 g carbohydrates, trace dietary fiber, 24 mg sodium

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