Dark Chocolate Sauce

March 1998

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Rich and chocolaty, this sauce is perfect for topping frozen yogurt, pancakes or waffles.

Dark Chocolate Sauce

Makes: About 2 cups

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  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 2 ounces chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk brown sugar and cocoa powder in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until a smooth paste forms. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Let cool slightly; serve warm.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.


Per tablespoon: 40 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 6 mg sodium; 28 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

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