This is a great sauce for a fresh fruit dip, but also great over ice cream. This sauce thickens more as it cools. If it's too thick you can thin it with some milk or cream to the consistency you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, cocoa and flour. Stir in water, a little at a time, to make a smooth paste. Stir in milk and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool completely at room temperature, stirring often to prevent a skin from forming. Store in refrigerator after cooling.

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Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 42.2g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 17.1mg; sodium 67.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2004
I just made this recipe and i should have went with my gut instinct.I should have used white sugar instead of brown sugar. The molasses after taste is terrible.I believe the problem with the thick consistancy is from boiling it too long.It really only needs to be boiled about 3 minutes. Read More
(66)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2005
I thought that this was okay. My dinner guest however commented that it tasted like chocolate pudding. Next time I'll go with a sauce that has real chocolate in it. Read More
(10)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2004
I just made this recipe and i should have went with my gut instinct.I should have used white sugar instead of brown sugar. The molasses after taste is terrible.I believe the problem with the thick consistancy is from boiling it too long.It really only needs to be boiled about 3 minutes. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
I couldn't imagine how boiling chocolate for 5 minutes wasn't going to taste burnt, but I stirred it constantly and it doesn't. I use it for ice cream topping and the flavor is very very good, much better than the last $10.00 jar of fancy hot fudge sauce I purchased. It tastes even better after it has had time to sit in the fridge. Texture is like very thick pudding, but easy to adjust with a little milk and heating. Chocoholics - the best way to appreciate it is straight out of the container. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
One word says it all AWESOME. This is the best dip for fruit that you can imagine. Easy and simple to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2005
This recipe is a little more like pudding and less like chocolate sauce. So when it began cooling I stirred in 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of corn syrup. Brought it to a party and served it with canteloupe strawberries and oranges. Everybody loved it! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Awesome dipping sauce I looked at some of the recent suggestions and based on those and prior cooking projects I used 1/2 c brown sugar and 1 c white sugar I also used 2% no name evap milk and no name cocoa I eyeballed the vanilla:) Instead of letting the mixture come to a boil for 3 to 5 min I just let it start to boil and then turned it off cooking it enough to slightly thicken and knowing that when it cooled it would thicken a bit more. I also stirred it occasionally with a whisk until it was luke warm before I refrigerated it. It turned out perfect no skin on top not the consistency of jello just a great dipping sauce that I would imagine goes perefect on just about anything we used it for pecan pie drizzled on top and on a serve yourself fruit salad. This recipe is a real keeper and will never waste my money again on anything store bought. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
All I can say is MMMMMM! This dipping sauce is a lot like chocolate pudding. I used fat free evaporated milk and added more as needed. Without the extra milk, it has a dark chocolate taste which is much too bitter for me. I served this with strawberries, bananas, angel food cake and graham crackers. One guy said "Now this is classy!" A must for any chocoholic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2006
I was looking for a chocolate sauce to put over my home made vanilla ice cream. THIS sauce ROCKS! I love it! I halved the recipe and omitted the butter. This one is definitely a KEEPER. Tastes delicious! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2005
I thought that this was okay. My dinner guest however commented that it tasted like chocolate pudding. Next time I'll go with a sauce that has real chocolate in it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
My guests ate it with spoons:-) Needs more milk than indicated in the recipe Read More
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