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Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Easy, simple, extra chocolate-y and SO delicious! This Homemade Chocolate Sauce is so much better than anything you can buy and it's the perfect addition to all your favorite desserts.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Traci


  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate pieces
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 teaspoons corn syrup


  • Put cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Put chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour over cocoa powder.
  • Whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream and corn syrup until it is just starting to bubble around the edges.
  • Pour over chocolate pieces. Let stand for 2 minutes.
  • Stir together using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in bloomed cocoa powder.


  • Make sure you let the chocolate stand for at least 2 minutes in the heated cream.
  • Don't whisk the chocolate and cream mixture! Only use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to stir them together.
  • Don't overcook the simple syrup!
  • This recipe will thicken in the refrigerator. If you would like a thinner consistency, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Use a high quality semisweet chocolate for this recipe. Anything darker may make this recipe too bitter. Anything sweeter might be too sweet.
  • This sauce also works as a dip for fruits!


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g