• Salted Caramel Hot Fudge

    by  • November 20, 2013 • desserts, giveaway • 41 Comments

    This Salted Caramel Hot Fudge is not only great over ice cream, it’s an awesome addition to milkshakes and over cakes! Perfect for holiday gifting – just pour into jars, add a cute ribbon, and gift away! 

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    Let’s just be real - life without hot fudge isn’t even worth living. Luscious, rich, and warm fudge over your ice cream or whatever dessert, makes it a truly decadent dessert course. I’ve adapted this recipe from the one we make at the restaurant and tweaked it to make it home-friendly. At the restaurant, we use just a dark cocoa powder to make this fudge recipe, but today I’m using Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Caramel Hot Cocoa powdered mix and it seriously just pushes this recipe over the edge!

    The brand new cocoas from Ghirardelli are rich and with an intense chocolate flavor, perfect for all the hot chocolate we’ll be making during the cold New England winter months. The new flavors include: Chocolate Mocha Hot Cocoa, and Double Chocolate Hot CocoaChocolate Caramel Hot Cocoa

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    Add a drizzle of this to your morning coffee for a mocha-style drink or over brownies for a quick and easy dessert! Sure, you can buy a jar of fudge at the store for $3.99, and sure, sometimes it really hits the spot, but listen to me. NOTHING is better than this recipe. I’ve made it for the past three years and every year I pat myself on the back for not going into the walk-in fridge and just drinking a whole batch of it. Oh, and for those of you who want to make a case of the high fructose corn syrup in this? I’ll hear you out but won’t stop making this recipe. Everything in moderation, including moderation, correct?

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    Salted Caramel Hot Fudge

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Yield: 2 cups

    The best hot fudge sauce you'll ever make, with a touch of salted caramel flavor.


    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
    • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/3 cup Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Cocoa
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


    1. Over medium high heat, in a medium sauce pan, whisk together all the ingredients BUT the butter, vanilla bean extract and the salt.
    2. Whisk until chocolate is melted and all the ingredients are well incorporated.
    3. Increase the heat to high and let simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, vanilla bean extract, and salt.
    5. Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to two weeks. To reheat, either microwave for 30 seconds or over stovetop.
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    Disclaimer: Ghirardelli provided me with a few of their new products, but I was under no obligation to create a recipe. I just wanted to share this amazing hot fudge recipe and had Ghirardelli in the pantry! All opinions are my own, as always. 

    41 Responses to Salted Caramel Hot Fudge

    1. November 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      I LOVE salted caramel, it’s seriously my favorite chocolate flavor :) this recipe will get used for sure ;)

    2. Cassandra Hayes
      November 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Mint chocolate pie

    3. Eliza Klinger
      November 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      I love making Mint Chocolate Brownies…so decadent!

    4. rachel
      November 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I love homemade cocoa truffles.

    5. Meagan
      November 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      always chocolate chip cookies :)

    6. November 25, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Flourless chocolate cake – that will be our dessert for thanksgiving this year!

    7. Carolsue
      November 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      I like double chocolate fudge with walnuts

    8. Susan Christy
      November 24, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Any kind of brownies – but Peanut Butter and Chocolate Swirl are probably my favorite.

    9. meredith
      November 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      I like chocolate chunk cookies

    10. November 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Since the wife and I are choc-o-holics! I’m sure I’ll be starting with cupcakes and cookies!

    11. itzia
      November 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

      my favorite chocolate recipe is mexican hot chocolate cupcakes.

    12. November 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

      mmmm this looks so good. I love making chocolate chip brownies!!!

    13. KJ
      November 22, 2013 at 1:14 am

      chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and strawberries…

    14. Jay
      November 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

      Looks wonderful!

    15. Tracy
      November 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Chocolate chip cookies. Then brownies. Then fudge. But who needs a recipe? I’m happy with a plain old bar of milk chocolate.

    16. November 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Fave chocolate recipe? I can only name one? :) chocolate cake. I have a recipe that incorporates coffee. freaking love it.

    17. November 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

      This looks totally delicious! And my favorite chocolate recipe is…well, anything with chocolate. :-) (Probably Chocolate Cake)

    18. Bea
      November 21, 2013 at 1:23 am

      I love my Chocolate Cake Recipe http://realwomenofphiladelphia.com/user/recipe/4219764/chocolate-mousse-cake-w-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting. I could just drink this Salted Caramel Hot Fudge right out of that jar it looks so delicious!!

    19. Jennifer Essad
      November 21, 2013 at 1:07 am

      I love chocolate peaut butter fudge

    20. Bea
      November 21, 2013 at 12:44 am

      I love my recipe for the Chocolate Praline Cake on the realwomenofphiladelphiacreamcheese.com

    21. Maggie Wallace
      November 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Chocolate cheesecake!

    22. Christine P
      November 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Chocolate sounds like a dreamy giveaway!! My favorite chocolate recipe is chocolate pecan pie, especially for the season, Nuts, flaky crust and chocolate together doesn’t get much better!!

    23. November 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      My favorite chocolate recipe is shortbread cookies with a dark chocolate ganche – so good!

    24. Aaron B
      November 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      My favorite chocolate recipe that I’ve actually made would have to be a really simple recipe my mom probably found on a box of Jello pudding mix years ago called Triple Chocolate Cake which is basically a box of chocolate cake mix, a box chocolate pudding, and some chocolate chips and baked in a bundt pan. Best served cold so that the chocolate chips re-solidify. I’ve been meaning to do a from scratch version of it for a while but haven’t gotten around to it.

    25. Rebecca
      November 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      I like some really chocolatey brownies!

    26. Mark R
      November 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Looks good

    27. manda
      November 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      I love brownies.

    28. November 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

      whoa! hot fudge is good but SALTED CARAMEL hot fudge? cuhraaazy amazing!!!

    29. angel
      November 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I love Guinness brownies !

    30. natalie radbill
      November 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

      my fave recipe is chocolate bread

    31. November 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Chocolate chip cookie pie.

    32. Barb
      November 20, 2013 at 9:29 am


    33. November 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

      This looks so decadent! Amazing. I love making french silk pie with good chocolate :)

    34. November 20, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake!

    35. Sandy Headtke
      November 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Hot fudge sundaes with salted peanuts

    36. angela
      November 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

      oh that looks delicious

    37. Michelle Thayer
      November 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Chocolate chip cookies!

    38. Mary Ann
      November 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Chocolate Mousse Cake.

    39. Francys Sandoval
      November 20, 2013 at 7:45 am

      SALTED CARAMEL HOT FUDGE!!! ….can I bathe in that …

    40. Michele Rodocker
      November 20, 2013 at 7:20 am

      I’m a sucker for buckeye balls around the holidays, but I like to use a dark chocolate to coat the peanut butter.

    41. Jeffrey
      November 20, 2013 at 7:19 am

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