• 3/4 C Hershey’s brand Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1-1/4 C water
  • 1-1/2 C sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash salt


  1. In a 4 qt sauce pot (do not use anything smaller, as it boils up a lot while cooking) over medium heat, combine cocoa powder, water, sugar and salt
  2. Mix with a whisk until smooth
  3. Stir constantly with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it boils
  4. Allow it to boil for 1 – 2 minutes
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Stir in vanilla extract
  7. Syrup will be very thin/watery
  8. Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to about the same consistency as Hershey’s syrup


  1. Store the syrup in a mason jar or any other container for several weeks in the fridge
  2. Makes about 2 cups