This rich, dark chocolate syrup is better than Hershey's! With just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes, you'll have your own homemade chocolate syrup. Recipe as written makes a nice dark chocolate version; add more sugar for a sweeter sauce.
1cupgood quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2teaspoonkosher saltor to taste
1tablespoonpure vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar until blended. Add the water and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and whisk over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. The mixture will still be fairly thin (it thickens to a syrup-like consistency once cool). Taste and stir in additional salt until dissolved, up to 1/4 teaspoon, if desired.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool. Taste again. If it's not sweet enough for you, add a bit more sugar and stir in the warm syrup until dissolved.
Store syrup in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator. The syrup should keep, refrigerated, for at least a month.