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Friday, April 20, 2012

Foodie Friday - Chocolate Syrup

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We still have not completed our kitchen remodel.  Although we have a working sink and dishwasher, we are in the process of finishing the butcher block countertop.  That means, I can't use the countertops. Once again, cooking has become a tad difficult.  So this week I headed to pinterest for some fun treats to make with the girls.
Awhile ago I came across a pin for home made Chocolate Syrup. It claimed to be more chocolatey then Hershey's Syrup, plus you get the added benefit of knowing exactly what was put in it.
Home Made Chocolate Syrup
(recipe originally from Annie's Eats)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa)
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp Vanilla extract (I used Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract)

Combine sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan.  Whisk together to break up any clumps.  Stir in the water and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once it boils reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened.  Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.  Mix in the vanilla.  Store in the fridge.

Voila! Home made chocolate syrup! These are all ingredients I always have on hand, so it is definitely cheaper for us to make our own, then to buy it.  I do think it is more chocolater than Hersheys as well. 

I am so excited to try out all the recipes you linkd up last week!!  Check out these three delicious looking treats, and then link up your recipes below!
Mixed Berry Muffins from Sugarbeams
Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup from Being MVP
and don't forget dessert with Simple Nests Rice (Krispy) and (Swedish) Fish Sushi


  1. That chocolate syrup is such a good idea. I don't like chocolate syrup, but I bet my family would love it if I made some for a change. :) Funny how I never think to make things for my family that I don't like that much.

  2. This syrup is so great. My kids are spoiled foodies and if I buy any kind of syrup other than Trader Joes which is all natural they complain that it doesn't taste good. Now I can tell them to make their own! I pinned this too.

  3. oh you smart devilish woman I am going to make this sauce RIGHT now!!!

  4. LOVE the chocolate syrup! New follower - twitter, pinterest, email, also linked up again this week. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Thank you for featuring my candy sushi this week! I have been cruising Foodie Friday and am inspired to try some new things in the kitchen! Have a great weekend and I'm looking forward to the next go 'round.

    Liz at Simple Nests

  6. I've been making my own chocolate syrup for years, but could never figure out a good place to keep it! Duh! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Finally, a fish sushi that I can really enjoy! That is too cute for words! (I really don't mind fish sushi, but yours will taste so much better!)

  8. Finally, a fish sushi that I can really enjoy! That is too cute for words! (I really don't mind fish sushi, but yours will taste so much better!)


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