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Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"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
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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add more oil for thinner, crispier hard shell and add less for a thicker hard shell.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 89 calories; 7.7 6.6 0.4 0 1 Full nutrition

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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 ...

I love this recipe!!! I was making a experiment with cookies and I wanted a chocolate coating. I tried melting chocolate and failed miserably. It tasted really burnt something. So I tried this r...

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

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

You can make your own version by switching up the kind of chips you use.

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!

So much better than store bought. I'll use it all the time now. Add a splash of vanilla for a change.

Very quick and easy.