Chocolate Sauce (Throw Away Your Hershey's!)
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- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- In heavy-bottomed 2 quart pot, combine sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. Gradually stir in the water. Stir until well combined.
- Set over medium heat; stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil Boil three minutes, stirring frequently with whisk and reducing heat if syrup threatens to boil over. Remove from heat; pour into heatproof 4 cup measure or pitcher. Cool briefly.
- Cool on counter (uncovered) until room temperature, strain through fine strainer into container of 2-1/2 cup capacity. Stir in vanilla.
- Store, covered, in refrigerator.
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Steve, this is great! I halved the recipe and made it just 5 minutes back. Its 1:45am:) I was having this 'thing' for having something sweet right now and since I have a little friend(5 yr kid) coming home tomorrow morning (who loves chocolate), I thought it would be great to gift some to her. Hence, went n made it! Glad I did! Its a good chocolate syrup, not too sweet like you have mentioned. That makes it a winner in my books:)! Thanks for the recipe! UPDATE: I made this sauce and after it had cooled, I stored it in my refrigerator for 4 hours. Then, for dessert, I poured a tbsp. of this heavenly sauce over 1 Zebra cake and ate it. It was AWESOME!!!! Makes a whole new dessert for my family and me. Thank you for the delicious sauce recipe, all over again:)
This is another person craving "something sweet" in the middle of the night. I wanted chocolate sauce (syrup) with my vanilla ice cream and that's all there was to it!! I am so glad I make this. I really am. You are so right the colour is deep. It is lush. I find bought chocolate syrup (sauce) is mostly too sweet for my liking. This one is not too sweet at all. I agree, a very adult chocolate sauce. This is a winner. It is easy to make therefore I have no excuse to buy chocolate sauce again. Thank you Steve for sharing this recipe with us.
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Super-super-super G-O-O-D! This is nothing less than A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH in the enjoyment (read:"love") of chocolate! i had been looking for a chocolate sauce recipe to go with my chocolate pancakes and this was JUST PERFECT, ...I MEAN EVEN for stuff OTHER than pancakes, too, I'M SURE! ^__^ however instead of the granulated sugar called for, i substituted muscovado mostly for personal preference. My family LOVED the pancakes i made for them ...sprinkled with rainbow candy sprinkles on the choc. sauce (recipe #26276 courtesy of Steve_G) and topped with vanilla ice cream to which i added drops of honey! --They want me to make more now. XP I loved it, because it was relatively the easiest bit to do --TOO EASY really; the reward part of the equation far exceeded the work put into it: "Chocolate-Heaven-in-a-Jar", anyone?! note: this is the first time i've actually written a real bad-ass rave review for a recipe here though i've been collecting recipes from here for quite sometime. i just thought that this REALLY deserved the time, the praise, the thanks...! THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!