I'm not really a fan of Hershey's Syrup... Never have been. And then I came across a recipe for chocolate syrup and I figured I could probably make better syrup than Hershey's... Mmmm.... I did a little research and it looks like most chocolate syrup recipes are pretty much the same. Here's my contribution to the chocolate syrup recipe world
1 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c corn syrup
Whisk dry ingredients together in a saucepan. Stir in water. Bring to a boil whisking constantly. Boil for five minutes whisking the whole time. This mixture kept wanting to boil over. I had a hard time keeping it at a temperature where it would boil, but not boil over. It definitely needs whisking the whole time it cooks. Once the five minutes is up, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and corn syrup. Let cool. Store in the fridge.
This recipe made a pint jar's worth, plus enough for a lovely glass of hot cocoa.
Stir 2-3 TBSP chocolate syrup into a cup of warm milk.
And a there was a quarter-cupful of syrup left to add to some pancakes :)
Chocolate Syrup Pancakes
1 1/4 c. pancake mix
1/4 c. chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Stir together pancake mix, chocolate syrup and cinnamon. Add enough water to make your batter the thickness you prefer for pancakes. Cook as you would regular pancakes. These aren't as sweet as you'd think, they just have a nice flavor to them. I made this batch to go in my freezer for a last minute breakfast.