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Chocolate Sauce

Health SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup sauce)
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Chill:2 Hours


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 128
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Calcium: 17mg

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