Just cocoa, sugar, water and vanilla in this quick chocolate sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, sugar and water. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

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Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; fat 1g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2008
Very good. I used 2/3 cup milk in place of the water after reading other reviews. Turned out a little thick after it cooled so I stirred in couple TBSP milk to get my desired consistency. 10-18-08: The consistency of the sauce is perfect when I use 1 cup milk in place of the 1 1/4 cups water with out adding extra milk at the end. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/04/2011
The only reason I gave a star was because it looked like chocolate. I did what I was told but it smelled bitter and tasted soooo bitter! I put on pastries and if I had used something else they would have been perfect. I was very very very disappointed. It didn't even taste like chocolate.:'( Read More
(12)
312 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 186
  • 4 star values: 91
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2008
Very good. I used 2/3 cup milk in place of the water after reading other reviews. Turned out a little thick after it cooled so I stirred in couple TBSP milk to get my desired consistency. 10-18-08: The consistency of the sauce is perfect when I use 1 cup milk in place of the 1 1/4 cups water with out adding extra milk at the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Wonderful ! With 5 kids and a husband who eat ice cream almost every night, the cost of chocolate syrup gets up there a bit. I changed it a bit - 1/2 c white corn syrup (thickened it just enough), 1/2 c milk and 1/4 c water, instead of the 1 1/4 c water. It's perfect this way. Just the consistency of Hersheys. Kids say we should "never buy the store stuff again" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2005
My boyfriend thought that this was great! I did what someone suggested and added the 1/2 cup white syrup, 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup water instead of the 1 1/4 cup water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
This recipe was so easy and it was exactly what I was looking for. I have tried 3 others before this one and when you put them in the fridge they are too thick (consistency of peanut butter). This one is truly a sauce. I did use milk instead of water and added 2 Tbsp corn syrup to thicken it a bit. I can put this recipe in the fridge and without having to heat it up when I take it out I can pour it on anything I want. I put the sauce in little jars and will hand them out at my chocolate tasting party this weekend. It makes a great gift! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2015
A rich chocolate flavor definitely will come in handy for all sorts of things =) I used 1 cup water. It also thickens as it cools so don't worry if it seems runny at first. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2007
After reading the reviews I cut the water down to a cup & simmered it (over low heat so as not to burn) for about 5 minutes. It was still pretty thin but OK. Poured it into a hershey's chocolate syrup bottle I had saved & used it in my grandson's milk. He was happy so I am too. Thansk for the recipe...I don't think hershey's is going to get any more of my money.;o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2003
This sauce is wonderful! Add a pince of cinnamon for a little mexican touch. It takes a few minutes of stirring to cook...it is well worth any efforts put forth in stirring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2003
This was really easy to put together and tasted good too. I used milk instead of water and spread this over a shortbread crust. I was out of vanilla so I substituted almond extract and had good results. Will use this again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This was fantastic. But I did make a few changes. Use very high quality cocoa. The darker the better. Whisk the sugar and cocoa together until no lumps remain in the pot before adding other ingredients. I used 1 cup of skim milk. Stir, using a whisk, the chocolate mixture constantly over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir constantly for 1 minute. The timer on the stove comes in handy for that. Immediately remove from the heat, and stir in 1 tsp of butter until it's melted. Let the chocolate sauce cool completely for several hours, stirring occasionally. It thickens as it cools. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/04/2011
The only reason I gave a star was because it looked like chocolate. I did what I was told but it smelled bitter and tasted soooo bitter! I put on pastries and if I had used something else they would have been perfect. I was very very very disappointed. It didn't even taste like chocolate.:'( Read More
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