How to make an easy chocolate sauce for desserts

How to make an easy chocolate sauce for desserts
Chocolate sauce is used to create elegant swirls in this chocolate smoothie cocktail.
Chocolate sauce. Photo credit: Dana Cowans

Chocolate sauce is used to create elegant swirls in this chocolate smoothie cocktail.

Here's an easy dessert sauce recipe that includes only 2 ingredients. This simple chocolate sauce will take any dessert over the top. Splurge!   

 

Recipe highlights:

No cream - No milk - No white sugar 

 

 

Ingredients

Dark or Amber Agave Nectar - 1/4 cup

Cacao Powder - 1/4 cup

 

Directions

Instructions: 

Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until smooth and thoroughly combined. 

 

Options:

To make a thicker sauce, add 2 teaspoons (or more) of Cacao Coconut Butter. Add extra agave to sweeten if desired. One to try: Artisana Cacao Bliss. 

To make a thinner sauce, add 2-3 teaspoons Olive Oil or Coconut Oil.

To make a lighter tasting sauce, add 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.

To make a slightly spicy sauce, add a dash or two of Cinnamon powder.

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.