Laura's Hot Fudge

Posted by Amber Wighton on

OK, so I'm not allowed to share the real deal.  Her family has a tight lid on this hot fudge recipe, but you guys...I spent a looooong time trying to imitate it and I have to say it's pretty darn close. I despise when recipes have a long description and you have to search for the ingredients, so I'm leading with that:

1 and 1/8 c. Heavy Cream
3/4 c. Light Corn Syrup (Karo)
2/3 c. white sugar
1/2 c. Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
---------------Second ingredient dump---------------------------
4 squares (~2 oz.) of your favorite dark chocolate - I use Trader Joe's 72% cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs, salted butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1. Dump the first four, bold, non-italicized ingredients ( heavy cream, light corn syrup, white sugar and Hershey's powder - sorry, this is how my brain works) into a medium saucepan and put on some medium heat. Let it bubble up and stir frequently.  Just don't leave it. Do this for about 6 minutes or until everything starts thickening up a bit and isn't grainy.

2. Dump the next four, italicized ingredients in (chocolate squares, salt, butter and vanilla extract) and let it boil about 5 minutes longer.  It will bubble up, thicken and finally look like a glossy, thick sauce that coats your spoon.

The whole process takes less than 15 minutes and yields over 2 cups, I'd make it just before you serve it over the cheapest vanilla ice cream you can find (Walmart is Laura's favorite).

Now for the story:

We originally had her hot fudge when we stayed at her new house in Florida. It was the first night and I couldn't believe how amazing it was.  We had it every night we were there.  It's that good.  She often has just the fudge with some peanuts sprinkled in.

When I asked for the recipe she was hesitant and called her Mom. I was given the bad news that I couldn't have the recipe (for sharing). She said she'd give it to me if I didn't share but I just didn't trust myself.  

Before she left she gave me a frozen jar of it so I had something to taste test against!  Muahahahha.

I hit the kitchen like a mad scientist and viola! 

I hope you love it.  Let me know if you do try it by dropping a comment below!

I made a huge mess:

Let it bubble!

And now it's glossy and amazing:


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  • This looks fun to try! My kids love hot fudge, but I’ve never thought about making it. We will give it a try and let you know how it goes! I miss seeing y’all on Instagram but I’m thankful to see bits and pieces through your emails, they are really coming together! We enjoy the horse riding tips and little clips of your equipment here at “casablanco” ;-)

    Siera on
  • Thank you for doing all that hard work for us!! Can’t wait to try it! Probably going to have to use it on homemade ice cream though 😋 or just a tall glass of Milk!

    Jacquelyn on

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