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Dark Chocolate Sauce

"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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  1. 27 Ratings

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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!

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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...