Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Science or magic, recently I was pleased to discover that I can make my own magic topping....and it's as simple as can be! Because of the coconut oil, it definitely has a coconut flavor and odor (similar to a Mounds or Almond Joy bar), but if you love coconut, you will absolutely LOVE this homemade magic shell topping! Read the recipe below for storage hints and using it after it has solidified. Enjoy!
1-1/4 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut oil
Directions: In a medium size microwaveable bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat on high for 1 to 1-1/2-minutes, stirring every thirty seconds until completely melted and smooth.
Allow to cool slightly and pour over icy cold treats....like ice cream, popsicles, or frozen bananas. It will completely harden in about 20-30 seconds, so if you're going to add sprinkles or chopped nuts or anything, sprinkle them on quickly.
Store leftovers in a covered container at room temperature. Mixture will likely harden to a fudge-like consistency after a time. To use after it is hardened, scoop a small amount into a microwaveable bowl and heat on high for 10-15 seconds, then stir until smooth.
You can immediately pour it over your frozen treats and it will harden as usual. We've had ours for a couple of weeks now and it still tastes great and hardens up in no time.