This Three Ingredient Chocolate Glaze sets up firm and is the perfect icing for cookies, donuts, cupcakes, Bundt cakes, and more.

You don’t even need to get your mixer out for this quick chocolate glaze!

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Just like everybody needs a little black dress, every kitchen needs a quick chocolate frosting- actually a quick, versatile chocolate glaze.

This three-ingredient glaze comes together in just a few minutes. You don’t need a mixer, and it dries firm. Pour it over doughnuts, cupcakes, a Bundt cake, or spread it over cookies.

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Three Ingredient Chocolate Glaze

The recipe couldn’t be easier! Melt the chocolate, then whisk in the butter and corn syrup. The result is a beautifully glossy chocolate glaze.  What you need:

  • chocolate chunks (or chips)
  • butter
  • corn syrup

We have the best results with corn syrup, but if you are completely against using it, some substitutes for corn syrup are- agave, honey, or maple syrup. Let us know in the comment section if you have another secret success story!

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The Best Chocolate

Chocolate is the superstar here, so be sure to pick a good quality one. Our suggestions are a semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate bar or chunks like Ghirardelli and Callebaut. Bakers Chocolate is also a good grocery store brand. But this chocolate glaze doesn’t have to be fancy; no problems using chocolate chips…even the ones in the classic yellow bag. Use what you have!

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We love using it on our Best Chocolate Cut Out Cookie.

Also, what is it about crushed candy canes that makes everything so festive? These Peppermint Bark Cookies are a fun doughnut shape that we want to make every season. Our family has a birthday morning Donut Cake tradition, so maybe we’ll make every birthday Donut Day with themed desserts throughout!

chocolate reindeer cut out cookies with chocolate glaze on a red platter

How to Store Chocolate Glaze

The chocolate glaze is best used right away; however, if you have any leftover glaze that you don’t want to go to waste, you can store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within one week.

For a satiny smooth finish, it is not suggested to freeze cookies or cakes with glaze. There is nothing wrong with freezing desserts with glaze, but you will have the smoothest finish when serving at room temperature. 

chocolate glaze dripping off of a spoon into a bowl that says enjoy

Three Ingredient Chocolate Glaze

This Three Ingredient Chocolate Glaze sets up firm and is the perfect icing for cookies, donuts, cupcakes, Bundt cakes, and more.
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces chocolate chunks, chopped (milk or dark chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup

Instructions
 

  • MELT chopped chocolate over a double boiler, or slowly in the microwave, being sure not to overheat.
  • ADD butter and stir until smooth.
  • REMOVE from heat (if using a double boiler) and whisk in the corn syrup until smooth and glossy.
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chocolate donut shaped cookies with a chocolate glaze and crushed peppermint