Chocolate Sauce

What kid doesn’t like chocolate milk?  Well, my two nuggets are no exception – they would drink it all day if I allowed them to.  However, have you EVER looked at the ingredients on a bottle of chocolate syrup?  The first two ingredients in Hershey’s chocolate sauce are high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup.  Seriously?  You guys, chocolate sauce is soooooo easy to make there is really no need to ever buy the pre-made stuff again.  Here you go.  Two ingredient chocolate sauce.  Mix it in your milk.  Drizzle it over ice cream.  Dip fresh fruit in it.  And the best part?  You won’t be eating that processed crap.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
METHOD:
1.  In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the syrup and cocoa powder.  Whisk constantly until all lumps disappear.
2.  Turn heat down to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.  This will allow the sauce to thicken a bit.
3.  Enjoy immediately, or allow to cool and store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.  We keep ours in an old honey container so that we can easily squirt some into our milk.

 

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
**Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food.
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