Chocolate syrup is exceedingly easy to make at home, not to mention cost-effective. To make chocolate syrup, you don’t really need chocolate, you only need cocoa and sugar. This means with a few basic ingredients and some cocoa on hand (which lasts quite a while in your cupboard), you can make chocolate syrup whenever you want it.
Chocolate syrup is nothing more than a simple syrup with cocoa and some vanilla for flavor.
Your homemade chocolate syrup will last as long as store-bought chocolate syrup such as Hershey’s if stored in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator.
Follow the easy formula below, and add to the recipe to create flavors you like. Idea? Chocolate syrup with a cayenne kick! Below is also a simple chocolate syrup brownie recipe.
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup cocoa (Hershey’s cocoa would be a good idea)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- small pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients except vanilla extract in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly.
Once the mixture boils, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Allow to cool and store in a glass jar or other sealed container in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Syrup Brownie Recipe
You can make very excellent moist and chocolatey brownies using chocolate syrup.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- dash of salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 2 tbs. Vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts, if desired
- Nuts and powdered sugar for garnish, if desired.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs until creamy. Add the salt and flour to the creamed mixture and mix until combined. Add the chocolate syrup, vanilla, and nuts if desired. Stir until combined well.
Turn the brownie batter into a well-greased or parchment-paper-lined 9″ square pan. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted just off-center comes out clean.
Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. Garnish with nuts and powdered sugar, if desired.
Cut into squares and serve.