Hot chocolate season is here! Treat yourself with this gooey, chocolate sauce that will bring back childhood memories.
This is a recipe that has been in my family for ever! I don't know where it came from but if we wanted chocolate milk, hot chocolate or ice-cream sundaes, this is what we used. There was always a jar of this sauce made and waiting in the fridge.
When I look at the list of ingredients on a container of chocolate sauce in the grocery store it contains a lot of ingredients that I can't pronounce. I try not to eat unpronounceable ingredients and I sure don't want my kids eating them either. This Old Fashioned Chocolate Sauce has only real food ingredients and I have replaced the white sugar with organic cane sugar and so for a treat once in a while this is a good choice. It only takes about 5 minutes to make and lasts for up to a month in the fridge.
Lately I have also been using this sauce for a Mini Cheesecake topping and drizzling it on Gluten Free Cream Puffs to make them extra special.
Old Fashioned Chocolate Sauce
1 1/4 cup cane sugar
1 cup cocoa
3/4 cup hot water
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp. butter
In a heavy sauce pan mix sugar and cocoa. Add hot water and simmer over medium heat for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla and butter. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.