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Chocolate Sauce

Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients (through coffee granules) in a food processor. Process until finely ground (about 1 minute).

  2. In a small saucepan, stir water and agave syrup together; bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. With the food processor running, add the syrup mixture, then vanilla. Continue processing until sauce is smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a container and refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours). Stir before serving over fruit, ice cream, or banana bread.