a spoon coated in chocolate syrup dripping into a jar of chocolate on a white granite surface
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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Ditch the high fructose corn syrup and make your own chocolate syrup with simple, delicious ingredients in no time at all.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 1450kcal


  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder I prefer dutch processed for this recipe
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt Less than 1/8 tsp, can adjust to taste.


  • Add cocoa powder and brown sugar to a saucepan and whisk to smooth out any lumps in the sugar. 
  • Add the water and salt and place over medium heat. Stir to incorporate the water into the sugar/cocoa mixture. Use a rubber spatula if necessary to get any dry clumps from the edges of pan. 
  • Heat, whisking frequently until begins to bubble. Continue to stir until thickened. The sauce is ready when it coats a spoon and holds, or when you can see the bottom of the pan when running a spoon across it. 
  • Remove from heat. Allow to cool until warm to touch.
  • Pour into glass jar or container of choice, cover tightly and store in fridge. 


*Your homemade chocolate sauce will thicken in the fridge, be sure to stir it before using. 
*If you want a more fudge like sauce, reduce the amount of water to be equal with the cocoa powder.


Calories: 1450kcal | Carbohydrates: 373g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 1750mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 322g | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 14mg