Chocolate Shell Sauce Recipe -
Chocolate Shell Sauce Recipe
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Chocolate Shell Sauce

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"Butter and chocolate chips are melted together for a quick and easy chocolate sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat, or in the microwave. Stirring frequently. Serve over ice cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2007

Tastes like Magic Shell! Even better than the original! I heated the ingredients in the micro. for 60 seconds on high and stirred until blended. I dished up ice cream in bowls, poured on this sauce and stuck it in the freezer for 5 mins. to speed up the hardening process.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2009

This recipe was perfect if it's just about how quick and beautiful the chocolate looked when it hardened. Taste wise however, it was pretty bitter.


52 Ratings

Oct 23, 2009

I think I might try using 1/3c milk and 1/3 semi sweet next time. The consistency is more like a ganache than like the crackle shell. It does not get quite as hard, but overall this recipe tastes very good over ice cream and I could see it having many other applications to come in my kitchen.

Jul 04, 2006

So easy and fast to make with stuff you already have in the pantry! I was looking for a quick chocolate sauce to go with our vanilla icecream for our dessert tonight and didnt want to run to the store. This was the only recipe on the site that I had the ingrediants for! It was a bit thick as others have said, but it all just depends on what you want to use it for. I did thin ours out just a bit with a tablespoon or so of milk. It's a keeper!

Apr 18, 2011

This was the perfect "sauce" for what I needed. I made a bowling ball cake and iced it with the chocolate shell. Easy to work with and way tastier than fondant.

Apr 22, 2010

OMG - LOVE IT! I always loved magic shell but it's full of hydrogenated fats. Obviously this is not a health food but I feel more comfortable with using plain, wholesome butter - and besides, it's to die for. Thank you so much for the recipe!

Aug 11, 2008

Quick,easy and delicious! This sauce can also be used for strawberries! Just let it cool a little, dip the strawberries, and let chill in the fridge for a few minutes.

Feb 13, 2007

Been meaning to try this sauce for a while...let me say YUM! I had it over peanut ice cream and oh gosh it was good. It hardened up perfectly, exactly like the shell sauce from the grocery store! I'm gonna use this recipe from now on.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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