Chocolate Syrup

3 minutes
July 28, 2021
Carole Jones
My Dad is the best Grandpa in the world. Hands down, the best. When he is with my children, it is hard to pick out who is the biggest kid in the group. He’s even had to be sent to time-out a time or two for being the source of too much ruckus and mayhem.
Due to distance, we are only able to be together a few times a year but my Dad makes every moment count. He spends hours pushing my kids on the swing set, taking them for endless bike rides and hikes around town, shooting his guns, playing board games he never wins and don’t forget bouncing with them on the trampoline. Even I’m too old for that!
My kids love their PaPa so much and they never believe me when I share stories from when I was a child. They can’t imagine their beloved PaPa getting mad, punishing us and slamming his fist into the table while yelling “BLAST IT!!!” I wouldn’t believe me either if I were them. The strict, short-tempered Dad I had growing up has evolved into a PaPa all children dream of having.
So as I prepare to make the long drive home to Ohio this week, it is easy for my mind to focus on all the negatives of making the horrible trip. When that begins to happen though, I just think about my kids spending time with their PaPa and instantly, it all becomes worth it. Every mile driven, every childish fit thrown along the way, every gallon of gas guzzled, every highway toll paid and every ounce of patience expended. All worth it for my kids to have more time with the best PaPa in the world.
My Dad is also awesome because he truly loves and appreciates whatever I whip up in the kitchen. When you spend so much time baking and cooking, it is so refreshing to have someone truly appreciate how good your food really is. This chocolate syrup got his stamp of approval when he was visiting in May. When I told him how much cheaper it was to make than buy, he loved it even more! Besides his grandchildren, there is nothing my Dad loves more than a good bargain 🙂
Homemade Chocolate Hershey's Syrup


So Dad, be sure you come back next week when I post my recipe for making 10 gallons of laundry soap for less than $3.00……
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Homemade Chocolate Hershey’s Syrup

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Homemade Chocolate Hershey’s Syrup recipe is easy to make and tastes even better than the stuff from the bottle!

  • Yield: 2 Cups


  • 2 C sugar

  • 1/2 C cocoa powder

  • 1 C warm water

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, water and salt. The cocoa will not fully combine until the sauce comes to a boil. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower heat and boil for 2 minutes.  Be very careful because the syrup will boil over VERY easily so be sure your pan is big enough and you keep a close eye on it!
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla. Allow to come to room temperature then refrigerate for 12 hours before using to allow it to thicken. I store mine in an old Hershey’s syrup container
  • Author: Carole


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 104
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 18mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

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