Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mom's Hot Fudge Sauce

Last night I made a bad dinner.

I know it was bad, because my husband didn't talk. 

When Mr. husband thinks something is good- you'll know it...He won't shut up about it.

Nope, not last night. So, trying to be optimistic, I thought, well he did just recover from the flu....maybe he just isn't remembering to say he likes it, you know, when people are sick they're not themselves and stuff.

Noticing he had lots of food still on his plate 10 minutes into the meal ( and if you know anything about my man, he is NOT a slow eater-10 minutes is sort of a record)I devised a plan to see what he thought about my meal without coming out and asking: 'Do you like it?!' - I said: "If you don't like it or whatever I'll eat the rest of it."

Guess who had Mr. husbands food on their plate in .5 seconds.

So then I got hurt feelings, and then he felt bad, and the night just went downhill from there. 

Until I made this AWESOME hot fudge sauce.

This is my mom's recipe that she has made forever and ever- you will never ever buy the Hershey's stuff again! After you make this, it will taste like poo to you. Yes, I said poo.

It's way too easy to just eat it by the spoonful too- good luck with that...and did I mention it takes 10 minutes (if that) to make?!?!?!?!

Throw it all in a pot, stir, stir, stir- and TA-DA! 


Mom's Hot Fudge Sauce

1 Cup Sugar
2/3 Cup Cocoa
2/3 Cup Water
4 Tbsp. Shortening ( I don't like shortening cause of all the trans fats and plastic-iness of it, so I use this.

Throw it all in a pot...I used one you would use for soup so it would thicken faster. (Cause I'm impatient.)

Stir CONSTANTLY over medium heat- Don't stop. Not even to sneeze, it's not worth it.

It will get really bubbly.

Keep stirring for a good 6 or 7 minutes til it thickens.

Store in a mason jar or some sort of an airtight glass jar in the fridge for a week. If it even lasts that long.



  1. I wanna know what the dinner was ;) You're an amazing cook so I think you're allowed a flop every once in a while. My family rates my food. If it's a "ditch" (which they will tell me) the recipe goes straight to the trash..LOL!

  2. I use the Spectrum organic non-hydrogenated shortening with no trans fats for this. If you want it a tad richer, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter at the end and stir until it is melted and you can boost the flavor by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp. mint extract if you like too!