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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This quick and easy hot fudge sauce can be customized to add your favorite flavors for a unique twist.

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15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all sauce ingredients in 2-quart nonstick saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until butter and chips are melted and sauce is smooth. Remove from heat.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in flavor variation from below, if desired.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into jars or other airtight containers for gift giving. Store refrigerated. Reheat as needed.

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Tip #1

Malt: Stir in 3 tablespoons malt powder.
Orange: Stir in 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or 1 teaspoon orange extract.
Pumpkin Spice: Stir in 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.
Raspberry Jalapeño: Stir in 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam and 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh jalapeño pepper.

Tip #2

- To create different flavors, divide basic fudge sauce into two bowls. Stir in half of desired flavor variation ingredients into each bowl.

Tip #3

- Pour this rich fudge sauce over ice cream, use as a filling in cake or as a fondue by spearing your favorite dippers, such as strawberries, bananas or angel food cake pieces and dipping them into warm hot fudge sauce.

Tip #4

- Stir 1 tablespoon of any tasty fudge sauce variation into your coffee.

Tip #5

- Create the ultimate hot chocolate, by stirring in 4 tablespoons of fudge sauce into cup of warm milk.

Nutrition (2 tablespoons)

180 Calories
11 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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