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Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

Fervent Frugal Foodie

"Two ingredients and less than 5 minutes to a delicious chocolate candy shell for ice cream. After trying recipe after recipe that turned out either rock hard or thick gummy hard shells - I thought to read the ingredient list on a bottle of the store stuff and came up with this! You can use any oil that has NO flavor or has a flavor compatible with chocolate and your ice cream - canola or soybean work ok here, but the coconut oil sends the flavor over the top and makes it a tad crunchier! Drizzle on top of your favorite ice cream!"
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6 m servings 89 cals
Original recipe yields 32 servings (2 cups)

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  1. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave in 30-second intervals, mixing well each time, until mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. It takes about 1 minute of stirring until they fully mix together. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.


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  • Add more oil for thinner, crispier hard shell and add less for a thicker hard shell.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 89 calories; 7.7 g fat; 6.6 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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YUM, I tried a peanut butter version of this from Pinterest and misplaced the recipe. I had to try this one when I found it. I made 1/4 of the recipe or about 4 servings. So, the full recipe is ...

just made this to go over ice cream and it was great. I don't have a liquid measuring cup but I used 2.6 oz of the oil and it was perfect! ! put the rest in a mason jar for next time

We bought some magic shell and ran out so I made this recipe real fast... very easy.. very good... tastes like a dip come.. going to add ground up candies to it next time.. heath dip

Worked awesome!!! I put it in an old ketchup/mustard bottle and it comes out perfectly every time!

Delicious and fun!

The first time I did this it was to top cherry flavoured ocing so I added a some marachino cherry juice. The next time I did it as directed. It was wonderful both ways.

really works! we melt the oil and chips over a double broiler. add to ice cream and voila, instant hard choco shell. so fun!

This is FANTASTIC! I have now tried two variations. One where I spin 1/4 c of walnuts in the food processor until just more than fine and the same thing with hazelnuts. Stirring in these at the ...

Made as stated, with coconut oil. Served over coconut ice cream and it was awesome!