If you are looking for an easy, inexpensive gift to give to family and friends, you can’t go wrong with homemade hot fudge sauce. Seriously, who doesn’t like hot fudge!? I am making 12 jars of fudge sauce this year, to make sure I have something on hand to give to anyone I need an inexpensive gift for.
You may already have everything you need on hand to make a couple of jars of hot fudge sauce. I figured that even if you have to go out and buy canning jars to put the hot fudge in, you are looking at less than $2 a jar for this delicious, homemade treat. One container of baking cocoa makes approximately two batches.
Hot fudge is not just for ice cream…it can be put in chocolate milk, hot chocolate, even coffee!
Here is what you will need:
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup baking cocoa
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a sauce pan, stir together white sugar, brown sugar, baking cocoa, flour, and salt. Add margarine and water, stirring well. Slowly bring to a boil, and continue boiling for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the vanilla. The hot fudge sauce will thicken as it cools.
After it has cooled, pour the fudge sauce into pint sized canning jars, and decorate as desired.
This recipe is very forgiving. I accidentally put in 3 cups of white sugar and the sauce turned out very thin. I added another 2 tablespoons of flour and cooked it for another 10 minutes, and the sauce still thickened and turned out great.
This recipe makes enough for approximately 1 1/2 pint jars, so if you double the recipe, you will have enough for 3 pint jars.
This hot fudge sauce makes a very attractive gift. You can tie a ribbon around the jar lid, or add a scrap of fabric under the jar ring for decoration. Give the jar by itself or as part of a gift basket containing other items for ice cream sundaes. After your friends taste this hot fudge sauce they will never buy it from the store again!
Note: These jars need to be stored in the refrigerator, so make sure to mention this to the person you are giving the gift to.
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