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The Best Chocolate Sauce Ever

the best chocolate sauce recipe

My big kids go back to school on Tuesday. Like this Tuesday. Like August 9th, Tuesday. Isn’t that the craziest thing that you have ever heard? I am sort of ready, but also not ready at all. I really do look forward to a new school year much in the same way that I do a new calendar year. I believe that it is a time to organize, set goals, and get into new routines. I am just not sure I am ready to do so in the first week of August. After the summer that we have had, with the move, we are all craving a little routine and schedule, so I guess that it is a good thing. The school supplies are bought, almost labeled, new lunchboxes, and we as ready as we will ever be.

This chocolate sauce recipe comes from my friend Alison from thishomemadelife.com. Her blog is the one that I stalk the most. Her photography is breathtaking, her food healthy and colorful, and Alison is just an all-around nice person. You might remember when she guest posted here awhile back? I am thankful that I can call her my friend, and I am also really thankful that she posted this chocolate sauce recipe. Because I have made it many times since, and have had ice cream parties for my neighbors just as an excuse to make it. It is so much better than the kind in the bottle, and really, the effort is minimal.

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the best chocolate sauce recipe

1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
a pinch of Maldon sea salt (optional)

the best chocolate sauce ever recipeIn a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa.

the best chocolate sauce ever recipeAdd the water.

the best chocolate sauce ever recipeBring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it come to a bubble. Whisk in the butter and vanilla. Add a pinch of sea salt.

the best chocolate sauce ever recipePour into a jar and get ready for an ice cream party. (P.S. – I cannot wait to share with you the recipe for what is in the other jar. Be patient, my friends.)

the best chocolate sauce ever recipeSpoon over your favorite ice cream.

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The Best Chocolate Sauce Ever


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of Maldon sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa.
  2. Add the water.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it come to a bubble.
  4. Whisk in the butter. Add vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt.
  5. Pour into a jar and get ready for an ice cream party.

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  1. Cora White

    August 6th, 2011 at 3:45 am

    I have no patience. I want that caramel sauce bad. LIke in the worst way bad.
    Looks like a great way to wrap up summer. FL goes back early as well. It would kill me to go back so soon as a kid.
    I say that when I only get a 2 week break between my semesters this summer.

  2. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    August 6th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Oh yes please! Although we’ve been know to eat homemade chocolate sauce straight out of the jar…whoops. Looks insanely good!

  3. Memoria

    August 6th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Wow, I can’t believe it calls for so little cocoa. It looks yummy! I just made a chocolate sauce too, but it called for more cocoa and NO butter :). I’ll have to try this out, though, and compare the two.

  4. bakedbree

    August 6th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I know! It is rich and chocolatey without a lot of cocoa. Love this sauce. Nice to see you around. πŸ™‚

  5. marla

    August 6th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Yes, this chocolate sauce does look awesome & I cannot believe your kids are heading back to school all ready!

  6. bakedbree

    August 8th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    you and me both! It gets earlier and earlier every year it seems.

  7. Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking

    August 7th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    wow, that looks amazing. I like that there is only 2 tbsp of butter, i mean it could be a lot worse. great job. i’m so making this! Thank you!!!

  8. bakedbree

    August 8th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Lol… it could be a lot worse.

  9. thelittleloaf

    August 7th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    That chocolate sauce looks absolutely divine. It’s a pretty similar recipe to my standard chocolate sauce, although recently I’ve become addicted to a Nigella recipe which includes peanut butter too – it’s soo good. What’s in the other jar? Caramel? Dulce de leche? Can’t wait for your next post πŸ™‚

  10. patti morfeld

    August 8th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Love it! My kiddos actually went back on July 11! We’ve already had the first round of tests!

    One question-how long will this choc sauce last in the fridge? Not that we would have any left over-but if we did-or if I made it for a gift:)

  11. Sarah Johnson

    August 8th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    How long will this keep for in a jar? Do you refrigerate? Thanks :

  12. bakedbree

    August 8th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    About a week in the fridge.

  13. Amy

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    ohh.. i always looking for this kind of sauce for ice-creme whenever eat something like that i always wish that i would have such a delicious chocolate sauce.. thanks for the sharing..

  14. bakedbree

    August 9th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    you are welcome Amy. This is so easy to make too.

  15. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots

    August 9th, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Yes, please! I love this!!! πŸ™‚

  16. bakedbree

    August 9th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    So easy and so much better than store bought.

  17. heidi

    November 5th, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I just made this for a dessert with pears, and it is truly delicious! Not only that, it is very easy to make, and I am sure this will be my go-to recipe for chocolate sauce in the future.
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  18. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    that sounds delicious.

  19. Mia

    August 9th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    What’s the best way to store it?

  20. bakedbree

    August 24th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    In a jar in the fridge.

  21. Hannah

    October 17th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    This looks amazing!! where did you get those bowls and spoons? they are adorable!

  22. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Crate and barrel I believe? I bought them a long time ago.

  23. Jackie

    July 11th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I loved this! I made a few changes for my dietary restrictions by using vegan butter, potato starch, and then plan unsweetened almond milk instead of water. It tasted fudgy and stuck beautifully to the grapes I dipped in it.

  24. bakedbree

    July 22nd, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Glad to hear it!

  25. Natalie

    December 24th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Can we please talk about the vanilla?? Did you make that? Is it just alcohol with the vanilla beans infusing in there, it looks DIVINE!!!

  26. bakedbree

    December 31st, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Yes I did! https://bakedbree.wpengine.com/homemade-vanilla-extract

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