Learn how to make amazing homemade hot fudge sauce and then how to make a rich and decadent brownie sundae topped with it! Two DIY’s in one! Warm and gooey hot fudge sauce that’s better than any store bought variety out there and ultimate brownie sundae’s that are to die for!

What you’ll need for the hot fudge:
2/3 cup half and half
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a wide, shallow pan, combine everything but the butter and vanilla. Stirring constantly over medium heat, bring to a boil. Once to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 6 minutes stirring often. After 6 minutes, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until butter is melted and fully incorporated. Let cool about 15 minutes before using or storing. Makes about 2 cups of sauce.

You can store this for up to 2 months in the refrigerator from my experience but use your best judgement. Microwave for 30-60 seconds before using.

What you’ll need for the brownie sundae’s:
brownies with chopped peanuts baked in (see how I make brownies from scratch here: http://youtu.be/ef3lct7MJFk )
vanilla ice cream
hot fudge sauce
chopped peanuts
whipped cream (see how I make my own here: http://youtu.be/Zbh9rLHGq7E )
maraschino cherries (I prefer with stems like the ice cream parlors use)

Place one brownie in a bowl or on a small plate. Put one scoop of the ice cream on top. Drizzle the warm hot fudge sauce on top. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over that. Top with whipped cream and a cherry. Enjoy!!