Easy Chocolate Syrup Recipe {Healthy Hershey Syrup Alternative}

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I know so many people who buy Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup on a regular basis. Swapping something that is a burden to your immune system with a healthier alternative could not be easier with this simple chocolate syrup recipe. See the ingredients in Hershey’s chocolate syrup below, and then take a look at my recipe with just two healthy ingredients. The flavor of this is so much better than any store bought version.

Hershey’s syrup ingredients list: High Fructose Corn Syrup; Corn Syrup; Water; Cocoa; Sugar; Contains 2% Or Less Of: Potassium Sorbate (Preservative); Salt; Mono- And Diglycerides; Xanthan Gum; Polysorbate 60; Vanillin, Artificial Flavor.

This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite blogs to follow, 100 Days of Real Food, who uses pure maple syrup instead of honey.


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• 3 tbsp Honey (or Maple Syrup)
• 1.5 – 2 tbsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder



Simply mix the two together really well forming a thick chocolate syrup. A fork is sufficient. Just mix until all cocoa powder clumps have dissolved into the honey.

The flavor may be too strong or too weak for your taste, so you can always add more honey or more cocoa powder to adjust the taste. If it is still too strong in flavor, try adding a few drops of water at a time. Not too much, as this will thin out the syrup considerably.

If you are out of honey or maple syrup, just use water and sugar. It is still better than Hershey syrup. Heat about 1/4 cup water, a few tablespoons of cocoa powder, and add sugar to taste (at least a tablespoon to start). Heating the water will help dissolve the sugar and cocoa powder.


See how to use this chocolate syrup to make my Homemade Chocolate Milk or Hot Chocolate\Cocoa recipe.

Try dipping fresh strawberries or banana into chocolate syrup for a fun and healthy fondue dessert!


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