Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chocolate Fondue -or- Hot Fudge Sauce

This versatile recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day or for Christmas (who doesn't love chocolate fondue?) It makes great gifts for friends, neighbors or teachers and is also my very favorite hot fudge sauce for ice cream! 
Recipe from our sister Andrea...

1/2 cup butter
4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate (4 oz. total)
3 cups sugar
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt

Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in sugar, evaporated milk and salt and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool slightly, then pour into a blender and blend for 5 minutes. Chocolate will thicken as it cools. Pour into small jars as Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping, or serve warm with fruit, pretzels, marshmallows and cake cubes as Chocolate Fondue. Stores in refrigerator for about 3 weeks. Do not freeze. Makes about 5 cups.

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