Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup and Book Giveaway

 We had our first snow fall of the season yesterday.
  The kids spent a good part of the afternoon outside playing with the snow and making a snowman.  Then they came inside and asked for hot chocolate.  I looked for some Hershey's syrup and didn't have enough to make two big mugs of steaming hot chocolate.  I turned to the pages of's Dining Out at Home Cookbook and there it was... how to make Hershey's Chocolate Syrup at home.  It took me only five minutes to whip up the chocolate syrup and then add some milk to make some really delicious hot chocolate.

There are two Copycat's Dining Out at home Cookbooks available now written by author, Stephanie Manley.  She has recipes for restaurant style or name brand dishes and products that you can make at home.  I actually believe my homemade chocolate syrup is far better than the store bought kind.  I only put natural ingredients into mine... there were no chemicals or high fructose corn syrup in my syrup.    I am looking forward to making more copycat recipes like:

  • IHOP's Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Red Lobster's Crab Alfredo
  • Sara Lee Pound Cake
  • Outback Steakhouse's Key Lime Pie
  • Olive Garden's Chicken Marsala
  • Cheesecake Factory's Oreo Cheesecake
  • Chili's Awesome Blossom
So if you want to make these wonderful copycat recipes, Get your chance by winning a free copy of  the original Copykat's Dining Out at Home Cookbook by following the giveaway below.  You can also buy the cookbook at Amazon  or Barnes and Noble.

1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
small pinch salt
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in saucepan with water.  Stir until smooth.  Bring to a boil for one minute (careful not to boil over). Allow syrup to cool and stir in vanilla extract.  Use with cold or hot milk.  Enjoy.

Yields: 2 cups

****** Giveaway*****

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This Giveaway is open to U.S. RESIDENTS only, and it will end on December 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm (EST)
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  1. Whoa, snow! SF doesn't get snow, but it's around 30-40 this week and we feel SO cold. Wait until I go to east coast the end of this month... I'm not sure if I can survive. :D Very nice hot chocolate there with homemade chocolate syrup! I follow your Facebook page! :)

  2. What a beautiful picture of the snow! We had our first snowfall last week. It's been so cold here that the snow is still around. Usually it melts as soon as the sun comes out. I wish I had had this chocolate syrup two days ago! I was craving for some hot chocolate. It's not too late. Goody Goody! Can't wait to make this! Thanks Ramona!

  3. Homemade chocolate syrup sounds ahmazing, Ramona! I always get super bummed out when I realize I am out of it, so being able to whip it up on my own is a major plus. :)

  4. This is probably a heck of a lot better than the name brand...and how easy it is to whip up! YUM!

  5. We go through chocolate syrup so fast. I would love to make my own.

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  11. Hey, I just came across this post looking for homemade chocolate syrup recipes and your link came up. I appreciate you mentioning this book by Copycat, I bought it on Amazon and it's a real treasure! And the recipe you posted turned out great as well. Thanks again and have a great week!

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