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Dark Chocolate Sauce

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"You don't have to cross chocolate off your dessert menu, thanks to recipes like this one from Deanne Bagley, 'It's simple to satisfy you sweet tooth by draping low-fat pound cake or fat-free ice cream with this rich glossy sauce,' she writes from Bath, New York. 'Use it to make hot chocolate, too...or as a dip for fresh fruit.'"
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Stir in milk and coffee until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 tablespoons) equals 77 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


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Most helpful positive review

This is pretty darn good! I did add a few extra chocolate chips and some milk chocolate chips but it was great! Using it for cheesecake!

Most helpful critical review

I made 1/2 recipe just to try this out and got about enough for 3 sundaes. At first bite I could only think, wow this is it bitter! However, after I tried it on some sweet ice cream it blended t...

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This is pretty darn good! I did add a few extra chocolate chips and some milk chocolate chips but it was great! Using it for cheesecake!

Soooo yummy. Husband & boys wanted some chocolate sauce to go with strawberry ice cream & I threw this together in less that 5 minutes. Just added equal amounts cocoa, brown sugar & milk. Omi...

Awesome and sooo easy to make. Used Hersheys special dark cocoa and a starbucks via for the coffee. Mmm, thanks for the recipe:)

Good sauce! Here are the changes I made to better suit my palate: omitted the vanilla, added 6 tablespoons salted butter, used 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, used 2/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup milk choco...

My family enjoyed this sauce served over a brownie/ice cream torte. I used special dark cocoa to give it a deeper flavor.

The texture is quite good, though I'd need much more rich chocolate flavor to be truly wowed. Good in a pinch or when I need something a little less decadent.

Very, very good! A little thicker than I was looking for but I'll add a little extra milk next time. Will make again!

This was simply delicious. I made it last night for Valentines Desert and it was fabulous. My husband was skeptical until I started making it.

This would've got 5 stars if it was called "pudding." The dutch cocoa gives it a dryness, and I suspect the coffee gives it just enough bitterness without any coffee flavor I can detect. In my p...