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Hershey's Syrup
April 11, 2010
5:47 pm
Hart, MI
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Quite a while ago, someone was asking for a recipe for the old Hershey’s Syrup from the can with a yellow lid.  I looked in the Community Cookbook and it seems we only ever came up with Hot Fudge Sauces…well, I have found it!!  I found it in a fundraising cookbook from 1985 and she said she had been making it for 40 years.


Hershey’s Syrup

1 c cocoa

1 1/2 c sugar

1 c hot water


Mix together and boil for 3 minutes.

Add 2 tsp. vanilla


Yield:  1 pint — for immediate household consumption!

and it TASTES just like the old hershey’s syrup that I remember from that can with the yellow lid Yes

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

April 13, 2010
1:43 pm
Rural Montana
Super Chicken
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Thank you CindyP!  I was just looking for a recipe to make syrup!  I can’t wait to try this.  you’re just in time for ice cream season!

April 13, 2010
2:18 pm
Southern NH
Mighty Chicken
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I was just thinking about this sunday night

we went out for hot fudge sundaes…


grandma ALWAYS had a can of that in her fridge… brings back lots of good memories (& i have everything to make it at home…..)


you dont see the can around anymore, just the squeeze bottles….


Thanks Cindy…. think im going to get some ice cream on the way home from work….Happy Flower

Alis volat propriis

April 15, 2010
2:26 am
San Augustine, Texas
Big Chicken
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I was so excited to see this! How many times has someone wanted it for icecream only to have absolutely none. Do you remember the little cans? My mom used to make the best pie with this stuff. If you love chocolate, you’ll love this one. She told me once it was on the can label.

Hershey syrup pie

3/4 c. sugar                       5 Tbs. flour

1 1/2 c. milk                       3 large eggs

1- 5.5 oz. can Hershey’s syrup

1 Tbs. butter or margarine   1 tsp. vanilla

another 1/2 cup sugar for meringue

Separate eggs. Reserve whites for meringue. Mix flour and 3/4 sugar together in top of double boiler. Over medium heat, stir in milk and syrup. Cook until slightly thickened, remove 1/2 cup of mixture. Sitr beaten egg yolks into this. Return to mixture in double boiler and cook until thick. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Pour into cooled lightly cooked pie shell. Whip whites until soft peaks form, add a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp. cream or tartar with last 1/2 c. sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon over warm pie filling, spread to edges, cook for about 15 in 325 degree oven or until light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.  



April 15, 2010
5:09 am
Hart, MI
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Oh, kathy, I’ll have to try that!  Thank you!

I’m going to copy it over to it’s own topic also so it’ll be easier to find later!

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

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