Grew up with this basic recipe and, for me, it is still one of the best.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a heavy pot over low heat, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in the sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and evaporated milk. Cook and stir until the mixture is thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

526.99 calories; 5.14 g protein; 83.98 g carbohydrates; 22.4 g fat; 44.21 mg cholesterol; 280.56 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Sarah Jo
12/10/2011
This has been my go-to fudge sauce for years. Never fails to turn out the creamiest sauce EVER. If you follow the instructions you can't fail. NOTE: If you want flavored chocolate other extracts can be added in place of the vanilla. Peppermint extract is a nice addition.
(47)

Most helpful critical review

JennieGirl77
02/08/2014
Good flavor but a bit on the gritty side. Maybe try powdered sugar next time.
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Sarah Jo
12/10/2011
This has been my go-to fudge sauce for years. Never fails to turn out the creamiest sauce EVER. If you follow the instructions you can't fail. NOTE: If you want flavored chocolate other extracts can be added in place of the vanilla. Peppermint extract is a nice addition.
(47)
Rachel Foreman
09/20/2012
Great recipe! This is what I did different: Used only 2 1/2 cups sugar and only about 3/4 the can of evap. milk. Also I alternated adding the sugar and milk into the pan it kept the thickness more even. Thanks for the recipe!
(18)
Holiday Baker
12/10/2011
I saw this on the new recipes page and I decided to try it. I thought this tasted good especially for using fairly common cubard staples. I used the calculate button and made 2 servings which ended up being easily like 4-5 servings. I only had semi-sweet 1 oz squares and just used that and regular milk. The key to these type of fudge sauces is to make sure to never cook them above low as suggested the entire time. On my stove that is button 3 typically. Temperatures above that will turn the sugar/sauce gritty. Tastes good with just a little on some vanilla ice cream. On the ice cream it also thickens up and strangely tastes a little less overly sweet.
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Cooking with a cat
12/09/2011
It is very easy ours turned out soft and smooth! Thank you so much!
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pb
03/26/2013
Great hot fudge sauce. It took mine longer than 7 minutes to thicken enough though.
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LeaEtta
03/22/2013
I made this recipe for a group of ladies and I was totally pleased with the results. It was a very creamy smooth chocolate chocolate sauce. It headed up very well and was wonderful over ice cream. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It was exactly what I was looking for.
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JennieGirl77
02/08/2014
Good flavor but a bit on the gritty side. Maybe try powdered sugar next time.
(1)
KGora
02/27/2013
Perfection! I was on a quest to find the perfect hot fudge sauce to make for prize gifts for my daughter-in-law-to-be's bridal shower. My search is over. I followed this recipe to a T and it was exactly what I was looking for. Other recipes I came across just didn't have the deep fudge flavor this one has. I think using the unsweetened chocolate is the ticket. I always use Domino sugar in my baking and cooking. I think it seems to dissolve more smoothly. Absolutely scrumptious and will be my go-to recipe for fudge sauce!
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bee
09/08/2016
It comes out gritty- flavor ok will be searching for a better recipe