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    • MYO Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

      Creating your own delicious rich chocolate syrup is as simple as boiling water, literally. This 4 ingredient recipe contains no added colorings 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 Cocoa, now would it?!

      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. Vanilla


      In a medium saucepan, combine first 4 ingredients over medium heat, whisking well. Bring it to a full Boil and boil it for exactly for 1 minute (no longer), whisking or stirring constantly.

      Remove from heat, cool for about 3 minutes and then add the vanilla, stirring well to incorporate throughout. Store the homemade syrup in 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.
      Comments 20 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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