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The Calories in Hot Fudge

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author image William Lynch
William Lynch has been a freelance writer for the past fifteen years, working for various web sites and publications. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts program in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. He hopes to one day become a mystery novelist.
The Calories in Hot Fudge
Hot fudge often tops off a sundae. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Hot fudge sauce finds its way into many ice cream sundaes, adding rich, chocolate flavor to the already sweet treat. You can also use hot fudge to top cheesecakes, cookies, pies and other pastries. Not surprisingly, hot fudge sauce increases the calorie content of any dessert.

Identification

Hot fudge sauce typically contains melted chocolate, butter, salt, sugar and evaporated milk. The resulting warmed sauce, which tastes like melted fudge, brings texture and another taste sensation to freezing ice cream.

Calories

While the exact calorie content may vary according to the specific manufacturer or recipe, a typical 2-tablespoon serving of hot fudge contains 120 to 130 calories, according to MyFitnessPal.

Nutrition

The same 2-tablespoon serving of a standard hot fudge sauce provides 4 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 95 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of total carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein. The same serving also provides 4 percent of your daily value for calcium, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

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