Because every mom loves chocolate….

The other night my girlfriends came over for an impromptu dinner, which are my favorite kind of dinners! I like the last minute girlie dinner dates because if planned in advance my brain swirls around with all the different things I want to make and I really have a hard time deciding. So, if it’s a last minute thing I have to cook the way I truly enjoy-simple, easy and with what I have on hand.
So this week dinner was an Asian noodle stir-fry (recipe on the last posting!) with tofu, red peppers, snow peas and rice noodles. Yum. And for dessert the girls brought over the goods for a sundae bar. Double yum. So I decided to throw together a hot fudge sauce to make the sundaes extra special.  Let me tell you- make sure you send the extra sauce home with your friends because you will eat any leftover fudge straight from the fridge with a spoon!
As I was pouring the fudge into to-go containers for the ladies I thought-“I am going to make another big batch of this hot fudge, pour into cute glass jars, tie a ribbon around it and give it to the sweet mommies in my life!”  So, hopefully this super duper easy recipe will inspire you to give your mom a homemade gift to help celebrate her special day.
Hot Fudge
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate (I prefer Scharffenberger bittersweet, but it can be a bit too dark for some people’s taste!), chopped
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 T. liquor of choice (chambord, grand marnier, rum, bailey’s or just vanilla)
    1. Combine whipping cream, honey, brown sugar, cocoa powder and half of the chocolate in a small saucepan.  Simmer over medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes until the chocolate is melted and the fudge is bubbling.
    2. Remove from heat, add the remaining chocolate, unsalted butter and liquor.  Whisk together until chocolate is melted and sprinkle a touch of sea salt into the sauce.
    3. Allow to cool a bit before serving.