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Hot Fudge Sauce Christmas Gift Idea

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This Hot Fudge Recipe makes a great Christmas Gift Idea! It takes minutes to put together and only three ingredients! Add it to a jar, decorate the jar then give as a gift. Or add it to a basket filled with fun toppings and supplies for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

Hot Fudge Recipe in jar for Christmas Gift

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Hot Fudge Recipe in jar decorated for Christmas gift

It doesn’t get much easier than this Hot Fudge Recipe in a jar decorated for a Christmas gift. You can also add the jar to a basket with ice cream (or a gift certificate to an ice cream shop), and other toppings like Homemade Caramel Sauce. And don’t forget the sprinkles!

Hot Fudge Recipe Christmas Gift

You will need…

  • Hot Fudge Recipe
  • Jar with Lid – I used these jars, however mason jars work really well too
  • Decorations – a little goes a long way when decorating these
  • Baker’s Twine or Ribbon
  • Candy Canes – optional, but always a good addition to Peppermint Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Sauce

To create a Ice Cream Gift Basket 

Hot Fudge Recipe for Christmas gift

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  1. Pat Small says:

    Can rum be added to this recipe?

    1. Hi Pat, I have never tried it with rum, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  2. What kind of semi sweet chocolate did you use? I did it with chocolate chips and it was quite lumpy. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    1. Hi Errin, it sounds like maybe the chips got too hot or cooked too quickly, low and slow is the way to go with chocolate. You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave, I would start with 30 seconds, stir then heat in 10-20 second intervals, stirring after each heating.
      Hope that helps!

  3. Roevelasco says:

    How long will this recipe keep? Can you can it like jam to keep longer?

    1. I have not canned the Hot Fudge Sauce, so I’m not really sure. It will keep up to a month or so in the fridge, just place in microwave safe bowl to re-heat about 20-30 seconds. If you are looking to make it for gifts, it goes together in minutes, so I would suggest making it up to a couple weeks in advance, but keep in fridge.

  4. Can you tell me what is the best way to heat the leftovers back up. I tried gently microwaving and it does not work. Would love any suggestions for this delicious hot fudge sauce!

    1. Hi Charlene, I just spoon it into a bowl and microwave it. Depending on the amount, maybe about 20-30 seconds.

  5. Oh. My. Gosh. This is the most delicious sauce I think I’ve had. Storebought? Never again! Easy and a great gift idea. Will be giving this to a family friend for Christmas. I couldn’t find the little 1/2 pint jars so I just filled up a regular pint jar with this nummy concoction. Fits perfectly. ^^

    1. @Amy W., I forgot to mention that I subbed margerine for the butter and added a dash of vanilla extract to mine. :o)

  6. Does this need to be refrigerated after it’s been made?

  7. I just made four batches of this! I’m sitting down while it cools. I still need to print out my tags and love them up a little, but it is delicious.

    1. I’m so excited you gave the Hot Fudge a try! Let me know what everyone thinks 🙂
      Happy New Year!

  8. I just made some homemade Hot Fudge the other day, but wow your recipe is easier!! I will have to try this one next time.

  9. This looks amazingly delish! I love that you’re doing a homemade holiday. I did a 80% homemade holiday this year. So far everything’s turning out. Although, I might be admitted to an asylum before it’s all done. lol

  10. Yum! I read this and immediately went off to my kitchen to make it 🙂

  11. This is good stuff!!! I made it a while back and lost my recipe. It is lost no more. Thanks.

  12. This sounds so good! I can’t wait to make it.

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