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spoon dipped in homemade chocolate syrup

Chocolate Syrup

With just six ingredients, you'd be surprised how easy this homemade chocolate syrup is to make, plus it tastes better than anything you can buy at the store.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 66kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup minced cocoa butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Heat water, cocoa powder, maple syrup, cocoa butter and salt in small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let come to room temperature and store in airtight container in the fridge.


  • Use natural cocoa powder vs Dutch-processed cocoa powder as natural cocoa powder isn’t as intense of a flavor.
  • If you can't find cocoa butter or don't have it, just replace it with quality dark chocolate.
  • Homemade chocolate syrup will last for about two weeks if sealed properly in the fridge.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g