Recipe for Chocolate Sauce With Variations


    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

    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. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Serve warm after making or reheat in a microwave oven for 1 minute on HIGH.

    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