Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce
Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup sauce)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional 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


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


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.