Hot Fudge

Yield: 1 1/2 cups.

What makes this recipe sing: The versatility of this sauce makes it the WOW hostess gift. Try with grilled fruit, over sponge cakes or even as a “no need for the fondue pot” chocolate dunk for fresh fruits, cookies and pound cakes. This sauce is a classic and of course perfect for your favorite ice cream… My choice is peppermint ice cream. Also, it makes for easily made smores and if all else fails, just use a good old-fashioned spoon!

BYOC: Try adding a swirl, by heating peanut butter and swirling in the fudge. Add your favorite toasted nuts, a drop of peppermint or orange oil, or even your favorite cereal for a crunchy fudge sauce.


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate (at least 60%), finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. In a 4 quart saucepan over moderate heat bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and chocolate to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in butter. 
  4. Serve while still warm.