Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Today kicks off “Chocolate is for Lovers” week on The Budget Diet! Each day, I’ll feature a frugalicious chocolate treat perfect for Valentine’s Day! Lucy from Peanuts said it best, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!
hot fudge recipe

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
Give this 10 minute hot fudge recipe a try, and you'll never buy the stuff in a jar again...I promise! Delicious on ice cream or just about any dessert that needs a little extra chocolate like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie or Fudge Pie.
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  1. Melt chocolate & butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat (stir constantly).
  2. Add sugar, stir constantly until blended.
  3. Add milk, stir constantly 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved (do not boil).
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla & salt.




  1. This is brilliant – and has me thinking about possibly making this into a peanut butter sauce recipe. We were just talking last night about how much we love peanut butter sauce but can only get it at Friendly’s anymore, it seems. Now you have me thinking ;)

  2. You speak my language — chocolate!

  3. Yum! We are going to be making some homemade ice cream this weekend. Maybe we’ll try the homemade hot fudge sauce too!


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