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Dark Chocolate Sauce

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 3 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


  • 8 ounces premium dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • Angel food cake squares (optional)
  • Fresh whole strawberries (optional)
  • Fresh banana slices (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • caloriesfromfat 59 %
  • fat 10.2 g
  • satfat 5.9 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.6 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 11 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chocolate in a medium bowl.

  2. Cook half-and-half and fat-free half-and-half in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat until mixture steams and bubbles form around edges. Remove from heat. Pour hot half-and-half mixture over chocolate, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Serve immediately with cake squares, strawberries, and banana slices, if desired.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate.

  4. Per 2-tablespoon serving of sauce with 1/12 of angel food cake, 4 strawberries, and 1/2 banana: Calories 307 (31% from fat); Fat 4g (sat 9g, mono 3g, poly 1g); Protein 3g; Carb 55g; Fiber 8g; Chol 7mg; Iron 9mg; Sodium 224mg; Calc 65mg.