Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Mexican Chocolate Sauce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

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.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 38 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 11 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

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