Thursday, June 23, 2016

Copycat Homemade Magic Shell - Only 2 Ingredients


Do you remember Magic Shell from your childhood?  The chocolate syrup that formed a crisp magic shell when you poured it over something cold?  I love that syrup.  I really love making treats homemade and decided to create my own Magic Shell recipe so I could choose my ingredients.

I was working on these outrageous banana split ice cream pops  and needed the perfect hard chocolate coating, so I decided homemade magic shell was perfect.  After I made this super simple magic shell recipe we dipped everything in it.  I ended up making a second batch because we used the first one so quickly.

I tell you though this was the best magic shell I have ever eaten.  I left it on the counter and used it as desired.  It is so easy to make and tastes so good.  You are going to love it too!

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Homemade Magic Shell 
makes 2 cups (16 ounces)

2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips (or your favorite flavor)
1/4 cup coconut oil

Combine ingredients in a wide microwave safe bowl, heat at 30 second intervals until chips are almost completely melted.  Stir to combine and allow to cool.

Transfer to a tall mason jar.  Dip into jar or pour topping over frozen treats.

Enjoy!

COOK'S NOTE:  Once the chocolate cools completely it does become firm.  You can either put it in a hot water bath to re-liquify or put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds at a time (stirring in between). 

44 comments:

  1. You are so creative - such an easy and quick recipe...Healthy too.....

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  2. All of these sauces look amazing! I've just decided to start using coconut oil and I might just have to make this first!

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  3. I wonder if peanut butter, butterscotch, or white chips would work?

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  4. Do you know if peanut butter, butterscotch, white, or dark chocolate chips would work? I LOVE Magic Shell!

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    1. Yes, yes, yes! I have not tried butterscotch yet, but the premise it exactly the same. Let me know how they come out.

      Donna XOXO

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  5. Will it work with any other type of oil? Not a coconut fun. Thanks!

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    1. This will work with coconut oil or sunflower oils. Hope that helps!

      Donna XOXO

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    2. coconut oil doesn't taste at all like coconut :)

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    3. True refined coconut oil does not smell or taste like coconut. You can find it really cheap at Wal-mart.

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    4. does the sunflower oil impart any flavor?

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    5. I have not worked with it in this capacity, so I can not be certain. But, it is said to be a flavorless oil. I hope that helps!

      Donna

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    6. True Coconut oil should have the taste of Coconuts. Costco coconut oil taste just like coconut and I love it.

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    7. Coconut oil has a low melting point at 76 degrees, that is why it works the best for cooling quickly and making a shell. It should not influence the taste too much. The flavored chips will over power it.

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    8. I did this with butter,high quality coco powder and sugar and it comes out well. I use a double boiler as there is no microwave in my house, thank you. coconut oil sounds like a good option though

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  6. I love that I can make this dairy-free! You have no idea how exciting that is :) Thanks so much!!!

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    1. I am dairy allergic also and I miss milk chocolate. However, when I add a little maple syrup to sweeten the dark chocolate, I find it even better than milk chocolate.

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  7. Does the coconut oil need to be virgin pressed or in liquid form?

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    1. I think coconut oil is always the same (for the purpose of how it works in recipes, anyway). It's always solid or liquid depending on the temperature. For example, here in Florida, when the indoor temperature is fairly warm, the oil is liquid, but in the winter when it's a bit cooler, it turns solid. This is why it makes a "shell" when you pour it onto ice cream.

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  8. It is Divine with cinnamon chips also!

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  9. Tried the Homemade Magic Shell and had a problem. Used dark chocolate and the solid coconut oil. Made it according to recipe and it turn solid when cooled. Is there a liquid coconut oil? All I found was the solid. Help!

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    1. Once the chocolate cools completely it does become firm. You can either put it in a hot water bath to liquify or put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds at a time (stirring in between). Let me know if that helps. Enjoy!

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    2. Of course it turns solid! That's why it's called magic shell, is has to harden at some point. Just reheat to soften again.

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  10. Can I use thjis magic shell to dip strawberries and pretzels?

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    1. You can dip anything, but keep it mind it is the cool temperature that encourages the quick hardening. If you leave them at room temperature it will take much longer. Enjoy.

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  11. I have a cookie I want to dip in chocolate, any advice?

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    1. It really depend on the end result you are looking for.

      Magic Shell - You can dip anything, but keep it mind it is the cool temperature that encourages the quick hardening. If you leave them at room temperature it will take much longer.

      Plain melted chocolate can be used to dip, but it will harden and crack if you try to cut it or eat it.

      I would recommend 1 tablespoon coconut oil to 2 cups chocolate chips melted together, it will help keep the chocolate from drying rock hard.

      Hope that helps!

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    2. I dip cookies in melted dark chocolate Candy Melts. Wilton makes them and you can find them at WalMart Michael's. or JoAnn Fabrics. They are specifically made for working with candy, like dipped chocolates or truffles. They are very easy to work with.
      They have white chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter, dark chocolate, etc.

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  12. Love your recipe for the Magic Shell, do you have a brand of chocolate that you prefer?

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    1. That's a loaded questions Stephanie. :)

      I love Nestle, Hershey's, Lindt, Pernigotti, Ghirardelli so many chocolate brands. It really depends on the chocolate 'flavor'. White Chocolate: Lindt or Nestle. Milk Chocolate Hershey's or Nestle. Semi-sweet Ghirardelli or Nestle. Hope that helps... LOL.

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  13. Do you know what I could use to make a cherry dip like Dairy Queen has?

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    1. You could get red Candy Melts and a Cherry Oil to flavor it. Candy Melts are made by Wilton, and are carried at WalMart, JoAnn Fabrics, and Michael's, in the cake decorating aisle. If none of these stores carry a Cherry Flavored Oil, you can find it online.

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    2. My grocery store (cub foods in MN) Carries cherry chips. Tastes exactly the same. :)

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  14. Definitely will be giving this a try!!! Perfect for whole strawberries. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Do you store it in the refrigerator or at room temp?

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    1. I store it on the counter, but you could leave it either place. You will just have to warm it a little before use. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  16. The homemade chocolate shell was absolutely amazing! Had quite a bit left over after having company over so will probably half the amounts next time. This stuff could become habit forming very quickly. I may or may not have spooned some out of the jar today. #whistlesinnocently

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  17. Can I use the colored candy melts to make this

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    1. Theoretically it should work, but I have never tried it. It is the coconut oil that makes it hard when it gets cold. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  18. How long can this be safely stored once its been made?

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  19. Can you mix chocolate syrup (e.g. Hershey's, etc) to coconut oil, or will that not work for any reason? All of the recipes I've seen mix melted chocolate to coconut oil, but I love the chocolate syrup, so if I could mix that with coconut oil to make it harden, that would be sweet (literally). Anyone know if this would work?

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  20. Has anyone tried using caramels instead of the chocolate?

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  21. Would this harden on donuts like you get at a bakery?

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