Saturday, January 21, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Syrup in the Crockpot

I saw this and KNEW I had to try this. I so love my crockpots! I doubled this recipe and put them in jelly jars. I got 7 jelly jars out of this. We opened a jar and stirred it well and poured over ice cream! Yum.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup in the Crockpot

2 cups of white granulated sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix together the sugar, cocoa and salt. After they are well incorporated add the water. Stir until everything has been moistened.  Now add your vanilla extract and just stir to incorporate.

Equally half the mixture between two pint sized canning jars. Wipe the rims so that they are clean and apply the lid and ring. 

Line the crock pot with a dish cloth or dish towel. Place the two jars on top of the towel so that they will not be touching. Turn the crock pot to high.

Pour warm water (I just used water straight from the tap) over the jars until they are covered completely.

Place the lid on and watch for the water to come to a boil. Once the water comes to a complete boil,(It took about  1.5 hours) let it cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. This will completely dissolve the sugar and make the syrup a nice consistency.

Once the water has been boiling long enough turn the crock pot off and carefully remove the lid. Using an oven mit or pot holder in one hand and a pair of tongs or jar lifter in the other, remove the jars from the crock pot and place on a kitchen towel. Let them sit away from any drafts, fans or major air flow over night.

Now you have homemade chocolate syrup to use in or on anything you'd like.

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