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Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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Mmmm…. homemade chocolate sauce.

This is a wonderful dessert sauce recipe that you will find so many uses for.

It is a perfect sauce for drizzling over chocolate or vanilla ice cream, brownies, puddings or cakes.

Just about anything that goes with chocolate could benefit from a dousing of this wonderful sweet sauce. Chocolate sauce in your yogurt – why not?

This chocolate sauce recipe uses unsweetened cocoa, which creates a lovely sauce in minutes with just a few ingredients.

That makes this sauce great as a weekday treat or perfect for entertaining company.

One of the nice things about this easy sauce recipe is that it uses ingredients that we most often have in our kitchen pantry, so you can whip it up any time you or your family have a craving.

Good quality cocoa is best and will result in the nicest taste, but in reality any cocoa will do. I usually just use the cocoa powder from the grocery store.

Dessert sauces are so handy for entertaining. They make any simple dessert look and taste much more elegant.

Indulge and enjoy.

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This homemade chocolate sauce is perfect for drizzling over chocolate or vanilla ice cream, brownies, puddings or cakes. It's easy to make too, so you can treat yourself any time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 162 kcal


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, or margarine


  • Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan and mix well. Gradually add water and stir until smooth. Place over medium heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add margarine, stir until blended and simmer 3 more minutes.
  • Can be stored covered in the refrigerator 2-3 weeks.
  • Makes 1 cup.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 118IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 2mg
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  • Add a few drops of mint extract for chocolate mint sauce.

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Here’s another version of chocolate sauce – hot fudge sauce.

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Chocolate Sauce

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