Hershey's Chocolate Syrup Recipe- make your own authentic Homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup in 5 minutes using 4 basic ingredients. This simple time saving recipe is brought you by Budget101.com - digging yourself out of debt when all you have is a spoon!

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  • MYO Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

    Creating your own delicious rich copycat chocolate syrup is as simple as boiling water, literally. This 4 ingredient recipe contains no added coloring or preservatives and takes about 5 minutes to prepare at a fraction of the cost of its store-bought counterpart.

    While I suppose that it's possible to use other brands of baking cocoa in this recipe, it really wouldn't be "Hershey's" Chocolate syrup without using Hershey's Natural Unsweetened Baking Cocoa, now would it?!

    You can control the thickness of the syrup by the length of time that you choose to cook it so if you prefer
    a thick sundae-style syrup, double the cooking time listed below.

    You'll Need:
    1/2 C. Hershey's Baking Cocoa
    1 C. Sugar
    1 C. water
    Dash of salt (be sure it's JUST a dash!)
    1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

    They'll never know it didn't come from the Hershey Factory!

    In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the Hershey's natural unsweetened baking cocoa, sugar, and salt-whisking well to combine, immediately add the water, continue whisking.

    Bring it to a full rolling boil and boil it for exactly for 2 minutes (no longer), whisking or stirring constantly. Watch the mixture closely as it can boil over quickly!

    Remove from heat, cool for about 3 minutes and then add the vanilla, whisking well to incorporate throughout.

    Store the homemade syrup in a tightly capped bottle.

    As you can see from the photo a dressing cruet is the perfect size for this recipe. This mix is slightly thinner than the kind you buy in the store but mixes
    great in milk for delicious rich chocolate milk. It can be used in the same manner as it's store-bought counterpart because this is a tried and true CLONE recipe.

    This stores well in the fridge for up to 14 days (I don't think it's ever lasted that long in this house!!). The syrup will thicken considerably in the fridge overnight once it has cooled completely.

    © Can Stock Photo / paulbinet

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    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Candace's Avatar
      Candace -
      Liss is right, this one is a bit thinner than the original, but very delicious. No one in our house could tell the difference, I refilled our hershey bottle.
    1. JVallaincrt's Avatar
      JVallaincrt -
      I agree Candace this clone does taste exactly like its storebought counterpart.
    1. Angelus's Avatar
      Angelus -
      Does this need to be kept in the fridge?
    1. CoolCat's Avatar
      CoolCat -
      Does this need to be kept in the fridge?
      Yes, it's just like the store-bought kind, once it's opened it must be refrigerated, except this one comes opened
    1. Jenlhk's Avatar
      Jenlhk -
      Over a year ago I purchased a large bag of Hershey's coco powder from Cash & Carry. Purchasing it in bulk was WAY cheaper, per ounce, than from the grocery store. I use it to make this sauce even cheaper, as well as other recipes.
    1. jeananna's Avatar
      jeananna -
      can i use sugar substitute
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeananna View Post
      can i use sugar substitute

      Sugar Free Versions are here:

      Budget101.com - - Diabetic Chocolate Syrup | Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe
    1. reneemc's Avatar
      reneemc -
      This is a great idea I'm thinking it would be perfect I a chocolate gift basket! Make some peppermint patties and brownie jar mix, maybe even some chocolate graham crackers!
    1. JoBook's Avatar
      JoBook -
      This looks so good! I'm trying it tonight!
    1. wollner's Avatar
      wollner -
      we don't have Hersheys, but it sounds good, will try it.
    1. Susan1's Avatar
      Susan1 -
      'Thanks again for a great idea. I will be doing this one too.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Can you use a little less water to make it thicker?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      Can you use a little less water to make it thicker?
      never tried it! If you do, let us know if it works for you
    1. pam_413's Avatar
      pam_413 -
      The ingredient list does not give a quantity for the Hershey's Cocoa. Is it an entire container? I'd love to try this!
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by pam_413 View Post
      The ingredient list does not give a quantity for the Hershey's Cocoa. Is it an entire container? I'd love to try this!
      The recipe's first ingredient lists: 1/2 C. Hershey's Baking Cocoa
    1. emmygrrl's Avatar
      emmygrrl -
      Does this mean cocoa, as in cocoa powder, or the squares?
    1. juleebee1987's Avatar
      juleebee1987 -
      How long will this keep in the frig?
    1. morningstar74's Avatar
      morningstar74 -
      Yummy, I will be making this tomorrow, thanks!
    1. emmygrrl's Avatar
      emmygrrl -
      For anyone wanting it thicker, to better approximate Hershey's syrup, try using just slightly over 3/4 a cup of water instead of the full cup. The consistency looks exactly like Hershey's, but it tastes better.
    1. magicmom101's Avatar
      magicmom101 -
      I also reduced the water to 3/4 c. And added 2 tbs of instant clear jel (I buy this at local Amish store), which helps to thicken syrup a bit more. Tastes fantastic !! Definite keeper.
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