Magic Shell

Have you seen the price of Magic Shell recently? With summer in full swing, you may be stocking up on this. DON"T! You can make it yourself for cheaper and you'll also love that you know what is in it! PLus you can make it regular or use Hershey's sugar free chocolate chips so that the diabetic in your life can enjoy some too!

Homemade Magic Shell
1 1/4 cups Chocolate Chips (Sugar Free or regular)
1/2 cup of one of the following oils: coconut oil, margarine, or peanut butter

Jan's Tip: There are several options for the "oil' component.  Coconut oil (which is sold as a solid, like shortening and is at the grocery store next  to the shortening) gives it a more traditional Magic Shell taste.  I used margarine which I had on hand, and other people love to use peanut butter (creamy or crunchy).

Heat both the chocolate chips and the oil ingredient in a microwave safe dish for approximately 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir till smooth.  It will be runny like a chocolate sauce:
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. (A recycled ketchup bottle is perfect for this!) 
To use after refrigerating, open cap of bottle, reheat for approximately 30 seconds, gently shake to blend. If not completely melted, heat again but only at 15 second intervals till melted. Pour onto ice cream and let the magic happen!

BONUS TIP: This makes a wonderful  (and cheap and easy) Gift for the holidays! Here is a free printable label from you can use on an empty frosting container to give the magic shell as a gift!    Magic Shell Label


  1. My daughter LOVES Magic Shell, but I always balk at the price. Thank you for offering an affordable alternative! (visiting from Hungry for God. . . Starving for Time and glad I did.)

    1. Lori, I agree, way to expensive at the store! I hope your daughter loves your homemade!
      I am so happy you stopped and introduced yourself!
      Have a great week!

  2. Wow, I had no idea it was so easy to make, and like you said, by making myself I know whats in it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hope you like it! THanks for taking the time to stop by!


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