Gifts from Your Kitchen: Spicy Holiday Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Gifts from Your Kitchen: Spicy Holiday Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Spiced Holiday Chocolate Sauce in Pretty Gift Jars

Ingredients

  • Spiced Holiday Chocolate Sauce in Pretty Gift Jars
  • I decided to try a frugal version of chocolate sauce, so I decided to go with cocoa powder. Dutch processed is the best because it is less bitter. To add richness, I added a little dark cocoa powder to the regular Dutch cocoa powder.
  • This is a beautiful, rich sauce that is full of flavor. Just a few spoonfuls is all you need to top brownies, ice cream or to drizzle over your favorite desserts. My hubby added a spoonful to hot milk and made a delicious rich hot chocolate drink.
  • The last few years I have also loved adding a little spice to chocolate recipes to “wake up” the taste. The beauty of this recipe is that you can choose your own flavors to pair with the chocolate. I like southwest spices, so I used chipotle, cinnamon and almond. You could try orange zest or extract. Peppermint is always a perfect chocolate pairing, too!
  • I say be creative! Go wild! The choice is yours!
  • Most Wonderful Season’s Eatings To You, My Fab Frugal Friends!
  • SPICED HOT FUDGE SAUCE
  • Makes 3 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Seasonings as desired**
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powders and evaporated milk in a large stockpot. Cook over medium high heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Turn heat to medium low and continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes, whisking frequently to release steam and help thicken sauce.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla and salt until butter is completely melted. Let cool to warm.
  • ** At this point, taste and add in whatever seasonings you like. Try a teaspoon of extract, such as almond, peppermint, or orange. I also added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper sauce and a dash or two of cinnamon.
  • Serve immediately, or store in your fridge for up to 4 weeks, reheating in microwave before serving.
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  • – posted by Donna
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