Chocolate syrup makes a convenient base for a delicious sauce; cocoa powder deepens the chocolate flavor and cuts the sweetness without adding fat, and orange and cinnamon lend complexity. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together cocoa, cornstarch and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Whisk in orange juice and zest and stir over medium-low heat until simmering and thickened. Add chocolate syrup and stir until the sauce is heated through. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

38 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 5 mg sodium. 24 mg potassium; 9.1 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 11 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 2 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium;