Cheap and Easy Chocolate Sauce…..

Big scoop of good vanilla ice cream, rich gooey fudge sauce, some nuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Now, that’s a  fudge sundae! Maybe throw in some bananas! Have you ever craved one of those sundaes, only to find that you had no fudge sauce????

Well, this fudge sauce is something that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes,  with simple ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboard. There is no cream, no milk, no chopped up chocolate. You will be surprised to learn that it is made with water and cocoa powder……..and are you ready for this? Flour! Yep, flour. When I first saw the recipe, I had my doubts. But I was so curious and knew I had to try it. I’m so glad I did! It’s really good…rich…and very chocolatey.  Think of how good it would be in an iced cold coffee with cream! Or how about drizzled over some fresh strawberries. Or drizzled over cake or a shortbread cookie! Or just by the spoonful! Can you imagine??

Since it’s so inexpensive to make, you could make a huge batch, pour it into jars and give it as a gift to everyone you know! Include a cute little scoopy spoon , tied to the jar with ribbon and there you go…perfect give away.

Don’t be turned off by the fact that it is water based and has flour. I’m telling you, this is good stuff. If the water thing turns you off, then try it with milk. But trust me, this is a rich delicious chocolate sauce.

Ok, too much talking. I have a sundae to make.

 

Cheap and Easy Chocolate Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons + 1 tsp flour
1 cup hot water or milk
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tablespoon butter

In a sauce pan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and flour. Whisk in the hot water or milk, butter, vanilla, corn syrup and salt. Let it come to a boil and then turn down the heat to a low simmer. Let simmer for about 8 minutes, whisking gently. It will thicken a bit and thicken more as it cools.

Let it cool completely before pouring it into a jar. Once completely cooled to room temperature, chill. Don’t try to chill it while it’s still warm. It will get sugary and grainy.

 

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