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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996




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; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 10.8IU; vitamin c 2.7mg 5% DV; folate 1.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 2.1mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 5.1mg 2% DV; potassium 24.3mg 1% DV; sodium 5.3mg; thiaminmg 1% DV.