Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot fudge sundaes are one of my all time favorite desserts. Growing up, my dad and I were both crazy about ice cream. We’d have a bowl almost every night. His favorite was butter pecan. Mine was vanilla with hot fudge sauce on top.

Hot Fudge Sauce

After growing up eating the store bought stuff, I wanted to try to make some at home. There are a variety of recipes out there. This one is nice and simple and results in a creamy, extremely gooey, hot fudge sauce (aka, perfection).

Hot Fudge Sauce

Ever since I started making ice cream, I’ve kept a jar of this stuff in the fridge at all times. Hubby still claims he isn’t a chocolate guy, so he always declines when I offer him some hot fudge sauce on his ice cream. More for me I guess!

Hot Fudge Sauce

My two favorite ice creams to eat this with so far have been the Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream and the Mint Chip Ice Cream. With the roasted pistachio ice cream, it’s a sophisticated twist on the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination. And I’m sure I don’t have to explain why it’s amazing on the mint chip ice cream. In fact, since that ice cream was SO minty, I almost enjoyed it better with the hot fudge sauce than without it.

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Hot Fudge Sauce

This hot fudge sauce makes the best fudge sundaes. Just top your favorite ice cream with some heated sauce.

Yield: ~3 cups

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

Place the butter, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a small sauce pot.

Heat on medium low until melted and smooth.

Stir in the salt.

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

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14 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Kisses”

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    Katie — December 22, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I’ve never seen a treat so perfect! So impressed!!

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    Joelen — December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful job! I love the addition of chocolate and peppermint on the bottom for additional texture!

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    Amy Kingman — December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Oh my goodness those are so pretty!

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    ~Amber~ — December 23, 2008 at 1:33 am

    OMG these are adorable!! Great job.

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    Tiffany and Ganesh — December 23, 2008 at 1:52 am

    wow, these are so pretty and look delish!

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    Scott W. — December 23, 2008 at 2:36 am

    how great are these! you can’t buy something that looks so nice.

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    Jen — December 23, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Thanks everyone. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. Everyone loved them.

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    Hallie Fae — December 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Wow, I’m impressed. Those look great. What did you do with over 100 meringues?? 🙂

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    Jen — December 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Hallie – I took half to a holiday potluck and the other have came to my in-laws with us for Christmas. They’re going on the cookie tray. The good thing is they keep well and go fast! And Hubby loves them so I have a hard time keeping his hand out of the bag of these guys.

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    Steph — December 30, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    These are beautiful!

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    Ali — November 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hi, these look great and I want to try them as gifts this year. Thanks! One question, how do you “paint” the red coloring into the bag?

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    Jen — November 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Ali,

    Using a small paint brush, I dipped it into the food coloring and painted stripes on the inside of the pastry bag prior to filling it with the meringue.

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    cindy6174 — January 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    These as well as your Raspberry Meringue Cookies look wonderful. I wish I had come upon these before the holidays as they would have made a great addition to my cookie plate!

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    Cornelius the Pig — December 22, 2010 at 6:03 am

    i realize these were posted 2 years ago… but i just found them and they look wonderful! so pretty!

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