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Chocolate Sauce with Variations


  • 2 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt chocolate in a glass or enamel double boiler. Stir in butter, then boiling water, then sugar and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Serve warm after making or reheat in a microwave oven for 1 minute on HIGH.
  4. To store, pour into sterilized glass jars. Allow sauce to cool before refrigerating.

Chocolate Sauce will keep for 6 months.


Add any of the following flavorings in place of, or in addition to, the vanilla extract:

1 teaspoon orange extract or 1/3 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon mint extract
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1/8 cup crushed raspberries, crushed strawberries, chopped raisins or nuts
1 tablespoon Creme de Menthe or Coffee Liqueur