Butter and chocolate chips are melted together for a quick and easy chocolate sauce.

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat, or in the microwave. Stirring frequently. Serve over ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 17.5g; fat 17g; cholesterol 22.9mg; sodium 64.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2007
Tastes like Magic Shell! Even better than the original! I heated the ingredients in the micro. for 60 seconds on high and stirred until blended. I dished up ice cream in bowls poured on this sauce and stuck it in the freezer for 5 mins. to speed up the hardening process. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2009
This recipe was perfect if it's just about how quick and beautiful the chocolate looked when it hardened. Taste wise however it was pretty bitter. Read More
(6)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2007
Tastes like Magic Shell! Even better than the original! I heated the ingredients in the micro. for 60 seconds on high and stirred until blended. I dished up ice cream in bowls poured on this sauce and stuck it in the freezer for 5 mins. to speed up the hardening process. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2009
I think I might try using 1/3c milk and 1/3 semi sweet next time. The consistency is more like a ganache than like the crackle shell. It does not get quite as hard, but overall this recipe tastes very good over ice cream and I could see it having many other applications to come in my kitchen. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
Quick,easy and delicious! This sauce can also be used for strawberries! Just let it cool a little, dip the strawberries, and let chill in the fridge for a few minutes. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2006
So easy and fast to make with stuff you already have in the pantry! I was looking for a quick chocolate sauce to go with our vanilla icecream for our dessert tonight and didnt want to run to the store. This was the only recipe on the site that I had the ingrediants for! It was a bit thick as others have said but it all just depends on what you want to use it for. I did thin ours out just a bit with a tablespoon or so of milk. It's a keeper! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
OMG - LOVE IT! I always loved magic shell but it's full of hydrogenated fats. Obviously this is not a health food but I feel more comfortable with using plain wholesome butter - and besides it's to die for. Thank you so much for the recipe! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
This was the perfect "sauce" for what I needed. I made a bowling ball cake and iced it with the chocolate shell. Easy to work with and way tastier than fondant. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2007
Been meaning to try this sauce for a while...let me say YUM! I had it over peanut ice cream and oh gosh it was good. It hardened up perfectly exactly like the shell sauce from the grocery store! I'm gonna use this recipe from now on. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
So good! Perfect for my cake pops. I added a little corn syrup for shine;) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
This turned out perfect it hardened just like the magic shell. I poured this over a turtle cheesecake I made and it was beautiful. This was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2009
This recipe was perfect if it's just about how quick and beautiful the chocolate looked when it hardened. Taste wise however it was pretty bitter. Read More
(6)
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