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Homemade Magic Shell

Posted by  ·  July 7, 2016  ·  Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Hard Shell Ice Cream topping is like magic! Our family loves Magic Shell ice cream topping. You know that wonderful stuff that goes on liquid and then immediately hardens to make a hard yummy chocolate shell. It is is so amazing! Making your own magic shell ice cream topping is unbelievably easy— and it tastes pretty close to the real Magic Shell! My family even thought it tasted like the dipped cones at Dairy Queen. You might even want to try this fun twist, Butterscotch Magic Shell. Scroll all the way to the bottom for more ideas for delicious homemade ice cream toppings.

DIY Magic Shell Recipe

Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe

1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid)

magic shell ingredients

Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow to sit a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny.

how to make magic shell

Pour into a bottle. We used a recycled pickle relish bottle. A glass bottle works well too, especially since it will be heated in the microwave.

magic shell ice cream toppings

Store in the refrigerator. To serve, heat bottle in microwave (open cap) for 30 seconds until liquid. Slightly shake and continue heating at 15 second intervals if not liquid after the first 30 seconds. Pour over your favorite ice cream and in a few seconds you will see magic!

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Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Better than store bought this liquid chocolate turns into a hard shell when you pour it over ice cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword icecream, icecreamtopping, knockoff
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 172 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil measured when solid


  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow sitting a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny.
  2. Pour into a bottle. We used a recycled pickle relish bottle. A glass bottle works well too, especially since it will be heated in the microwave.
  3. Store in the refrigerator. To serve, heat bottle in the microwave (open cafor 30 seconds until liquid. Slightly shake and continue heating at 15-second intervals if not liquid after the first 30 seconds. Pour over your favorite ice cream and in a few seconds, you will see the magic!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 13mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 42IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • You can substitute butter for the coconut oil, however the coconut oil gives the more ‘real’ Magic Shell flavor.
  • You can use milk chocolate chips, but everyone we served preferred the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • This homemade magic shell is great to keep on hand for a last minute dessert for unexpected guests.

Do you love ice cream? Try making ice cream in a can or ice cream in a zip loc bag. You might also enjoy these yummy ice cream sandwiches! Don’t forget if you are looking for more ice cream toppings ideas this butterscotch magic shell is delish! Here are even some more ice cream topping ideas.


Here are even some more ice cream topping ideas.

Ice Cream Toppings

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Bananas Foster

Delicious Praline Ice Cream Sauce that is made in the microwave is a super treat.  It makes a yummy edible gift at the holidays too!

Everyone knows Pineapple Ice Cream Topping a must when it comes to making a killer banana split. This recipe has no corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup and you can make it in less time  than it takes to go to the store and buy it.

Ten Minute Hot Fudge Sauce is an incredibly simple and absolutely delicious fudge sauce that you can make in just 10 minutes!

Strawberry Ice Cream Topping is a delicious sauce that will make your kitchen smell unbelievably scrumptious. There is no comparison between this and the store-bought variety – the flavor is bright, fresh and bold. While this is perfect as an ice cream topping, you could also use it on top of waffles, pancakes, crepes or whatever else you enjoy topping with a strawberry sauce!

More Ice Cream Toppings Recipes

Throw Homemade Cracker Jacks over the top by pairing them with buttered popcorn cream. I think we all can scream for that one.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce with only 4 ingredients required! It’s sweet, sticky, buttery, salted sugary goodness. Liquid gold, as some may call it.

If you like to keep things simple nothing beats chocolate syrup. Try this Hershey Chocolate Syrup Knock Off Recipe.

And last but not least, homemade marshmallow topping. It’s not really marshmallow, since there’s no gelatin. It’s more like Marshmallow Fluff, but thinner so you can drizzle it on top of all these delicious ice cream toppings.

Oh wait you will need a cherry on top. These Healthy Homemade Maraschino Cherries are perfect for Banana Splits parfaits and more!  No need for the alcohol, artificial food dyes, high fructose corn syrup and preservatives whatsoever.

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  1. Elke
    Saturday, May 9th, 2015
    I saw another recipe that said 1/4 cup coconut oil to 1/3 cup chocolate chips. I doubled that recipe, to 1/2 cup and 2/3 cups, respectively. All I taste is coconut oil. then I saw your recipe, and it already has the 1/2 cup coconut oil, so I increased the chocolate chips to 1-1/4 cups and STILL, all I taste is coconut oil :(
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Elke, we make this all the time and don't notice the coconut flavor at all. Super yummy!
  2. Linda Potter
    Monday, April 28th, 2014
    ABSOLUTELY do not heat anything in plastic. good call Christine.
  3. Christine Bannish
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
    Please, please, please do not store in plastic containers to reheat. Research is showing that reheating in plastic releases harmful substances that one would ingest. Otherwise, I can't wait to try this as the hard shell topping is one of my favourite treats!
  4. Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    Omg thank you so much!!! I am definitely gonna try this ! It looks yummmmm!!!! :):)
  5. Saturday, June 1st, 2013
    Just wanted to say that we looooove this! We make it all the time and have even experimented with making an orange flavor topping with white chocolate and orange extract. I linked to your website on my blog www.morethanjellytoast.wordpress.com. Thanks again!
  6. Jade
    Friday, April 26th, 2013
    How long can it keep in the fridge? And also how many times can u reheat it?
  7. Saturday, March 16th, 2013
    Sounds good!
  8. Saturday, January 26th, 2013
    So if you still want to pin this post, just avoid using the words Magic Shell in your comment. Mine has not been deleted!
  9. Paula
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    They may have deleted the Pin on Pintrest, but they can't stop me from bookmarking this amazing recipe!!
  10. Rachel Erickson
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Ah-ha! Using a different picture for the pin worked. At least so far. I pinned the picture of the various ingredients a couple hours ago and it's still up at the moment. :)
  11. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    My pin got deleted, too! :( I guess I have to go all old school and bookmark, now... *sigh* My family LOVES this recipe!

    Just a thought - maybe take out the "Magic Shell" reference in the original post, and figure out a creative way to rename it without referencing the trademarked product... Yours is far superior, BTW... No unpronounceables!!! Thanks for this recipe, and I'm sorry you've had to deal with big, bad, corporate meanies. :(
  12. Rhiannon
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    You can use 2 different types of coconut oil. Refined or Unrefined. Unrefined (better in my opinion) is going to taste like coconut. Refined, will not taste like coconut.

    I tried this a few times on 'banana ice cream' and it is AMAZING!
  13. Vivian
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Yes, my pin was deleted, too, and I pinned from this site? Is the first picture not pinnable?
  14. Angie M.
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I guess I could understand why they had a fit... maybe you could edit the blog post and call it something else? Like "chocolate sauce that hardens when you add it to your ice cream" LOL... do you think they would catch on? LOL! Whatever - so I can't pin it, so what? It now has a home in my bookmarks! :D Keep up the great work!
  15. Leigh
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I got the same email from Pinterest. A workaround is to Pin the post and remove the words "Magic Shell" from the text box. I tried this and I'm hoping it sticks!
  16. Heather
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I wonder if you were to rename this without using any reference to "Magic Shell", we might be able to pin it again. Perhaps "Hard Chocolate Shell"? Just a thought. I came searching as to why the pin was removed. Glad you had the info at the top of your blog!
  17. Rachel Erickson
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    And Pinterest already deleted my pin. Maybe if you re-named the post?
  18. Annette
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Pinterest deleted my pin, too. I reverted back to what I used to do pre-Pinterest. I highlighted what I wanted to save, did a "control-C" to copy and then pasted in MS Word and saved the document to my recipe folder. I'm just glad the recipe is still here for now. :)
  19. Rachel Erickson
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Since it's not you that had a problem with this, I just re-pinned it with the title "Make-at-home quick-hardening chocolate coating (since apparently the owners of the Brand Name objected to the use of it to describe this ;) )"
  20. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Ok, so that pin was also deleted. It is Copywright infringement I guess using the Magic Shell name in the pin. So now I will re-pin it without the name! Wish me luck.
  21. Tina O
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I'm thinking that Magic Shell had it pulled because its just that close to theirs and they want us to buy their expensive version. I printed it out and screen shot from my phone so I'll have it for later. Keep up the great posts, thank you!
  22. JuJuBee
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    They deleted mine too.....It's probably because the "Magic Shell" name is copyrighted and that name is included in the post. It wouldn't have been a problem if "chocolate ice cream shell topper" or something of the sort was used.
  23. Meli
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Please do NOT put the previous comment on your web site!!! I am having a problem (which I thought was straightened out but apparently isn't) with Google/gmail publishing my full name and photo when I make comments, even though I changed my privacy settings to only show my name as Meli". Sorry, but this is very important that it not be posted.
  24. Melinda Uipi
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I also received a letter from Pinterest about this (when I clicked on their link it showed the photo of the spoonful of ice cream). I just tried re-pinning it, using the bowl photo and it went through. I'll see if it stays there!
  25. Renee
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Pinterest deleted mine too!! So, I came back to your blog, repinned it, leaving out the brand name, and gave it a different name. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it! :)
  26. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I'm so sorry they deleted your link for this because of the "Magic Shell" issue. I can't help but wonder why they would do such a thing. Keep up the great work! Love your page!
  27. Trina
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    When I saw that Pinterest was required to delete this pin ...I panicked. BUT I came here to Skip to my Lou, searched for the recipe, and sighed relief... I have now bookmarked this page so that I can find it when I NEED to make more... and I will :) Thanks for the recipe - it is wondermous!!!
  28. Heather
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    My pin was also deleted and I know that it led to this page. I had used the recipe and loved it. Very confusing.
  29. Meagan
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Is there a problem with this post being pinned? I'm assuming, based on a the previous comment, that we all must have had this recipe pinned from a plagerized source? Is it alright if we pin this post directly from this blog?
  30. Katherine
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    @Jeanine @Jamie They deleted mine as well, so I imagine it was an entire thread of them.. I recall being on this site before though, so I'm pretty sure mine was from the original. Perhaps Cindy doesn't want her content pinned? (Which is her right, though probably a futile one, since pictures can be saved and content duplicated if desired, but I'd rather have pinterest point to the original authors/posts, wouldn't you?)

    In any case I've re-pinned it from this site (so it should link back here properly). I guess we'll see?
  31. Kristi
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I just wanted to let you know that I received a notice from Pinterest saying that you requested all the pins that are generated from this recipe to be taken down. After seeing how concerned you are about trademark and copyright violations, I took the liberty of reporting your use of 'Magic Shell' to Smuckers. Don't be surprised when you receive the cease and desist notice from their attorneys.
  32. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I re-pinned this on Pinterest and it was removed today. However, I noticed that only the image was used. I am adding a pin of my own using not only the image but the link to this very posting. Looks like someone may have just used the image, If it is removed, then I won’t re-pin it.
  33. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I re-pinned this on Etsy and it was removed today. However, I noticed that only the image was used. I am adding a pin of my own using not only the image but the link to this very posting. Looks like someone may have just used the image, If it is removed, then I won't re-pin it.
  34. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    @Jeanie, they deleted mine too.. Maybe we did not have it pinned from the original source. When I did a reverse image search to find the original, I did come across a couple of sites that had either stolen the entire post (not the one at alpha mom) or were using the photo without credit...
  35. Tina
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Pinterest deleted my pin of this. Am I able to pin it again from your pinterest icon?
  36. Brie D.
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Yes, I agree w/ Jeanine! I had reprinted this recipe, and apparently you complained to them about copyright infringement? You don't seem to be living up to your own mission statement, "Skip to My Lou is a place to SHARE the best things in life" , or some such statement. Whatever!
  37. Rachel Erickson
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Pinterest removed my pin of this... I see you're on Pinterest and I'd be happy to repin it from you if I could find it. I don't have time to browse 65 boards and 900+ pins, though...
  38. Jeanine
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I'm sad that Pinterest has deleted my pin of this! I don't know if I'll be able to find it again when I need it! Why?!
  39. Friday, January 25th, 2013
    So bummed someone pinned this without permission then it had to be removed! Hopefully Ill remember the recipe since I cant refer back to it now. My boy will love it when he's a little older!
  40. kim
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    A little ridiculous that you're removing images from pinterest. pinterest is how i found your blog and your removal and overprotection for copyright will make me never return! Will just look for recipe somewhere else!
  41. allig
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    Why can't i pin this to my Pinterest board?
  42. Elizabeth
    Friday, January 25th, 2013
    I love this recipe, but I have a weird question. I pinned this on my recipe board on pinterest (a long while back) using the "Share this Post" link you have at the bottom of your website, but I received an email from them this morning saying that you had requested that the pin be removed, stating, "While many copyright owners are happy to have their content Pinned on Pinterest, we recognize that some do not want their content to appear on Pinterest." O_o So are we allowed to post your stuff to Pinterest or not? D: I thought we could because of the tag you have at the bottom. Just thought I'd inquire about it since I frequently visit your blog and save things to my boards for later use. Thanks! (:
  43. Christine
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    Does the magic shell taste like coconut, my kids don't like coconut flavor.
  44. Christy
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012
    If it makes about 2 cups it should be around 65 calories per tablespoon
  45. Melissa
    Sunday, August 12th, 2012
    This recipe is 2340 calories and 199 grams of fat. Don't know how much it makes so can't calculate a 1 tablespoon serving size. Use sparingly.
  46. aussie2
    Thursday, July 19th, 2012
    :-) in australia its like kremelta: http://www.peerlessfoods.com.au/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=52
  47. Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I just tried it and it's amazing! I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and organic virgin coconut oil from Vitacost. I stored the leftovers in a glass jar in the fridge. :)
  48. Angela
    Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
    Thanks for this! It's easy and impressive, just the way I like 'em! I used a Hershey bar and some bittersweet baking chocolate in lieu of the chocolate chips, but it turned out GREAT and tasted delightful over coffee ice cream. I'm definitely bookmarking this.
  49. Laura
    Monday, June 4th, 2012
    We added peanut butter to the mix too. We've used this for dipping bananas too. Run a popsicle stick through the end of a banana, put the chocolate in a tall glass (like a beer glass), dip the banana so that it is entirely covered, roll in crushed pretzels or sprinkles, or nuts or nothing at all and freeze on a tray covered with waxed paper. After frozen, remove from tray and put in a ziplock bag.
  50. heidi
    Saturday, April 28th, 2012
    Using the best ingredients will make the best chocolate shell. We haven't found any coconut oil better than Nutiva brand. If you want to buy it online, iherb dot com is where we go for unusual health food ingredients (use code COT477 to save 5 bucks).
    Now, I'm going to take a try at making this chocolate topping! Thanks!
  51. Melanie E.
    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
    JayLeigh -

    This won't be dairy free unless you use dairy free chips, which are hard to find. Even semi-sweet chips contain milk.
  52. Lynn
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    In reply to Jodi's concerns about liquid coconut oil. Coconut oil solidifies below 76 degrees F, so you will not have a problem on ice cream.
  53. Jerowen
    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    Made this with Dove dark chocolate, so amazing! Thanks much for this recipe. We have had it almost every night (after the kiddos go to bed) until we ran out of ice cream. :) Delish.
  54. Grace
    Monday, October 10th, 2011
    you can also melt 1 cup chocolate chips with a couple tablespoon of peanut butter, it works the same way...so yummy!!!
  55. Jodi
    Sunday, August 21st, 2011
    Love this recipe !! Only question is can you use Coconut oil that is not in a solid format ? I live in Australia and the only non-hydrogenated coconut oil I can find is one that is cold pressed and is liquid in a bottle like Olive Oil. If anyone has any input that would be great :-)
  56. Saturday, August 20th, 2011
    What a wonderful idea! And I love that it's dairy-free! Definitely want to try this. :)
  57. Monday, August 15th, 2011
    Exxxxcellent - pinned!
  58. Monday, August 1st, 2011
    What a great knock off! I've featured this post on Copy Cat Crafts today, you can view it here

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!
  59. Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
    regular magic shell isnt actually refrigerated. youre supposed to leave it out of the fridge so you dont have to refrigerate it because then it hardens.
  60. Sunday, July 17th, 2011
    Just Pinned this. So cool! Thanks for sharing!
    (via OnePrettyThing)
  61. Ellie
    Saturday, July 16th, 2011
    yum! this would be great to dip frozen bananas in! thank you!
  62. Saturday, July 16th, 2011
    Seriously. This is so neat! I can't wait to make it for my kids! Thank you!
  63. Saturday, July 16th, 2011
    Yea baby!!! I am so making this :)
  64. Friday, July 15th, 2011
    I am definitely going to try this! I love Magic Shell chocolate!!
  65. Friday, July 15th, 2011
    I was planning on posting a magic shell recipe when I write my post about coconut oil, but I think instead, I'll just link to yours. Is it ok for me to use your photo and give you credit?
  66. Erin K.
    Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
    I found my coconut oil in the vitamin section of Walmart near the pharmacy. It is just plain coconut oil. It says to avoid excessive heat and refrigerate after opening. I don't think the small amount of time in the microwave or double broiler is excessive. Since it says refrigerate after opening, I am sticking the liquid form in the fridge to measure it out for the recipe and then keeping the magic shell in the fridge after it's made. Thanks for the great recipe!!
  67. Julie E.
    Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
    YUM! Can't wait to try :).

    Just checked the bottle of Magic Shell in my cupboard and it says DO NOT REFRIGERATE... so I guess we're good to just store at room temperature.
  68. Monday, July 11th, 2011
    This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe..yay!
  69. Sunday, July 10th, 2011
    Thanks for posting! My husband loves this stuff and I never dreamed I could make it at home. How simple! Thanks for sharing.
  70. Sunday, July 10th, 2011
    This sounds wonderful! I already have the coconut oil and chocolate chips, now I've get to go get some ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine
  71. Erin K.
    Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    I'm excited to try this recipe. Although, when I went to the store today, I couldn't find Coconut Oil. Where did you buy yours?
  72. DS
    Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    I, too, like Elaine's remark earlier, would like to know how many times you can heat, then restore, then heat, etc. Also, could you tell us how long it will keep in the fridge???
    • Saturday, July 9th, 2011
      Really it probably doesn't need to be refrigerated?? When you buy coconut oil and chocolate chips they are both on the shelf at the grocery store.

      I don't think heating and cooling is going to affect anything--- I promise you won't have it around that long!!

      I don't see why it couldn't be melted in a double broiler. If you kept the magic shell in your cabinet instead of the refrigerator I think it could be heated by soaking bottle in hot water. If it has been in the refrigerator and the bottle is glass it could be heated in a pan of water on the stove.

      I would check the expiration date on the coconut oil and the chocolate chips and not it keep it any longer that the earliest expiration date. Again, I don't think you will have to worry about this because it will get gobbled up quickly!
  73. Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    What a great use for Coconut oil! We made a half batch last night and it was perfect for 4 of us with just enough left over for Mom the next day (shhhh!)
  74. Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    I bought LouAna Coconut oil and mine is not solid, its a liquid. I live in the desert, so..how do I measure this? Can I refrigerate it to make it a solid?
    • Saturday, July 9th, 2011
      Darby, you can refrigerate to bring it back to a solid (It won't take long).

      Yes, mine is liquid during the summer and solid in the winter when kept in my cabinet.
  75. Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    This is the neetest recipe I've seen today. I go nuts for cones rolled in chocolate and nuts. I'm heading to the sper market to find coconut oil!
  76. Kay Guest
    Saturday, July 9th, 2011
    And guess what? This is a great gluten-free recipe. Now I am going over to of my favorite gluten free blogs and direct them to this recipe. Thanks!
  77. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    This looks fantastic!!! I do wonder though, does it taste like coconut at all? We're not coconut fans in our house... Or does it just give it the right consistency? I L-O-V-E! finding out ways to make something store bought homemade! Thanks so much for sharing :D
    • Saturday, July 9th, 2011

      There is no coconut flavor!
      Really, it tastes just like a chocolate dipped cone from Dairy Queen.
  78. Heather
    Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Thank you so much! I just made a batch and it works just like I remember. My kids are going to love this snack for our family movie night tonight.
  79. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Sounds heavenly!

    But...um...there's a lot of us that no longer use microwaves. Would be great to have a non-microwave option included in the recipe :)

  80. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Awesome!! I could easily use my son's dairy free chocolate chips to make this dairy free for him. THanks!
  81. Shayla
    Friday, July 8th, 2011
    My husband and son's will love this! They love magic shell but I don't let them buy it too often because of the artificial ingredients. Thank you!!!
  82. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Tried this tonight and it was a big hit! I was thinking of adding peanut butter next time :)

    Andrea -- those cheesecake pops sound amazing!!!!
  83. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    This looks delicious! Thanks.
  84. Andrea
    Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Thanks so much for this recipe! I use Magic Shell for dipping my cheesecake pops. I use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of Philadelphia brand Cheesecake Filling (comes in a tub next to the cream cheese blocks) onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. I stick lollipop sticks into each ball and then freeze the cheesecake balls overnight. When I am ready to dip, I pour the Magic Shell in a cup and have a saucer fulls of Heath Bar Bits ready!! After dipping in the Magic Shell and then the Heath Bar bits, I return the tray to the freezer for about an hour. These are always a big hit!
  85. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    So, okay, after you store in fridge, pull it out, microwave, use, can you then just put the leftovers back in the fridge? Is it safe to cool, heat, cool, heat, cool, heat?

  86. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    This stuff is amazingly good. I'm going to have to try the coconut oil. Here is the recipe I use: 1 stick butter (no substitutes), 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  87. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    We like to add some peanut butter to ours as well. Delicious!
  88. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    The plastic bottle does not need to get hot (15-30 seconds). The coconut oil has a very low melting point. You can also run the bottle under hot water. If the magic shell mixture is at room temperature, it will already be liquid and there is no need for heating!
  89. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    YUM!!! What a great idea! Thanks!
  90. audioadi
    Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Why store it in the fridge? I don't keep my coconut oil in the fridge? Just curious.
    • Saturday, July 9th, 2011
      I agree, it probably doesn't need to be kept in the fridge now that I think about it. I think real Magic Shell says to refrigerate after opening but I am not sure. I will check!
  91. gemgirl
    Friday, July 8th, 2011
    It should be stored and microwaved in a glass jar since it is not healthy to microwave with plastic. What a wonderful fun treat.
  92. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    If I knew you in person I'd hug you right now. This is awesome! We love the hard shell chocolate but to be honest I'm tired of buying it and this is easy to make. Thanks!
  93. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    If I knew you in person I'd hug you right now. This is awesome! We love the hard shell chocolate but to be honest I'm tired of buying it and this is easy to make. Thanks!
  94. Friday, July 8th, 2011
    Wow - this looks delicious, and so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!