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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chocolate sauce and one more State Fair pic

I made a chocolate sauce last week that I thought came out pretty tasty!  The basic recipe came from Allrecipes-you might want to try this recipe first to decide whether or not you think it is too bitter.  I had to add to it because the final product was too bitter for me.   I LOVED the sauce with my modifications. (One including cheap milk chocolate flavored melting wafers. Somehow my mom found these wafers for $.99 at the grocery store or at Walgreens. I reluctantly took them from her-she was so excited at the bargain. I looked at them and said to myself: cheap chocolate flavored cr-p.  However, when I tasted them, I fell in love.... and I am not a milk chocolate fan!)
When barely warmed, this sauce is delicious on ice cream and did not seize up.   Here is what the sauce looks like (YUM).

My brother posing with the MN legendary State Fair Food:

Here is the modified recipe for 1/2 the amount of chocolate sauce (it goes a long way):
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa (I used Hershey's unsweetened)
  • 1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons strong brewed coffee (I use decaffeinated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons salted butter
**1/8 cup milk chocolate fondue candy wafers ( these cut down on the bitterness)

In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch. Whisk together until well combined.   Stir milk and coffee together and then stir into dry ingredients until well combined.  Cook on medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils and then continue to stir for 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.   Add butter, vanilla, and milk chocolate candy wafers.  Stir until smooth.  Refrigerate leftovers if you have any!  This was so easy even I could do it!    

**  You can purchase the cheap, chocolate flavored, NOT crappy melting wafers online here: Make n Mold melting wafers.


  1. How did you stop yourself from just eating it straight out of the bowl! :)

  2. I did eat it straight out of the bowl..there was no stopping me! I'm on a low iodine diet for the next 3 weeks for a medical test(no dairy, soy, eggs,or any product with added salt) so the leftovers are taunting me in the refrigerator. My niece had some tonight and the fragrance while it was warm almost made me cave...

  3. Yum. I'm bookmarking it. Sounds yummy!

    Thank for your comment on my blog! Definitely put both on your todo list. I don't think I've bought preserves from the store since I found this recipe. You can find a link to the "master recipe" in this post:

  4. I've never been able to make a good chocolate suace so I thank you in advance - I will be making this tomorrow! Thanks also for your thoughtful comment about my coconut cream pie. You and your Mom are certainly in my thoughts, Gloria. All the best.

  5. Had to follow-up - so delicious! Yes, I ate it from the bowl. And it was totally worth it. Thank you for a great recipe.

  6. That is too funny you called the chocolate cr_p. ;) I don't like milk chocolate anymore either. But your sauce looks delicious!