I posted the super yummy DIY Chocolate Magic Shell recipe a few weeks ago. That recipe is so simple and so delicious but it does call for Coconut Oil. A few of you wanted another option without the coconut oil so here it is!!
I have to tell you this is so CRAZY good. You won’t believe how easy it is and it really tastes like a melted Reese’s Candy right on top of ice cream.
This only requires 2 ingredients and while I wouldn’t consider this healthy, it is much better in my opinion then other ice cream toppings you buy that are filled with preservatives and who knows what. Plus this tastes HEAVENLY.
If you are a peanut butter and chocolate fan please try this recipe. It is heaven on a spoon. This is one of those things that would be a great hostess gift too- and ready in seconds!
Just mix the magic shell in a jar (you can even mix it in the same jar you use for the gift)- add a gift tag and a little ribbon or twine. Very cute and even better if you bring along a nice carton of gelato or real ice cream so they can enjoy right away.
(This would be a great idea to include in a meal basket for a sick friend or new mom- see more ideas for those gifts here.)
- ½ cup chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or milk chocolate). I prefer Ghiradelli chips.
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- Add your chocolate chips to a bowl heat for 25 seconds. Remove and stir.
- Add 2 tablespoons peanut butter and place back in microwave for another 20 seconds.
- The chips should be melted by now and you have a rich sauce similar to hot fudge. If not, just pop the mixture back in the microwave for 10 second intervals until melted.
- Make sure to stir well between intervals.
- Pour on ice cream and after about 60 seconds this will set to a hard shell!
You can of course adapt this to your tastes. I only use Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips myself- delish! I like milk chocolate over semi-sweet but either way will work fine. Also you can use creamy or chunky peanut butter. I have used creamy and added a few extra chopped and roasted almonds to the top of my ice cream.
To start out with the magic shell will be a gooey melty chocolate consistency. Once you pour it over ice cream, it will harden right up just like Magic Shell you might remember from childhood.
I store it in the fridge in a mason jar and it will last a very long time (if you can keep your spoon out of the jar that is!)
If you try this recipe out please come back and share what you thought!
*Recipe is slightly adapted from Rachael Ray magazine.