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Rich Chocolate Sauce

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Perfect for topping ice cream, this is a great standby, all-purpose chocolate sauce. Or simply set out a bowl of the sauce and dip pound cake, strawberries or other fruit into it.


Rich Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Makes: About 1 2/3 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, sugar, cocoa and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, add chocolate and vanilla and stir until the chocolate melts. Serve warm or let stand 10 minutes for a thicker sauce.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Reheat in a saucepan over low heat, stirring often.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 34 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 25 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate


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