No Sugar Chocolate Sauce

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chocolate sauce

One of my favorite afternoon treats is a Vanilla Latte.  I can almost curb my other sugar cravings, if I get a sweetened coffee a day.  That being said, it would be nice to drop the sugar part.  I saw a recipe on Pinterest and I tweaked it to make a chocolate sauce that is all natural and sugar free! I am hoping this will work in place of my normal vanilla syrup. 

No Sugar Chocolate or Carob Syrup

1 Cup of Organic Unsweetened Cocoa or Carob Powder.  Some people don't like Carob. I kinda like it- my kids aren't a huge fan.

1 Cup of Water 

2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon of Salt

Sweetner Options: Organic Grade B Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, Liquid Stevia, Powdered Stevia. 

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan and then add in the sweetener.  Start with 1/4 cup of the maple syrup or honey. If using liquid Stevia a few drops goes a loooong way (5 drops). Taste and tweak it to your liking. I first made mine with Stevia and it's just ok.  It's not my favorite sweetener, but I was trying to be extra good- I ended up adding maple syrup. This might be something that takes a few tries to find out how you like it. Next time, I am skipping the Stevia.

Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes, until it is thickened.

Remove from heat and let cool.

The original recipe says it will last a couple of weeks in the fridge!

 

Recipe adapted from here. 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds fabulous, might have to use that recipe for the kiddos upcoming party!! So where do you get those adorable mason jars and lids??? I gotta know!!!!

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  2. I found them at the New Seasons at Progress Ridge. They were $3.50!
    On the chocolate sauce I would for sure use honey or maple syrup in regular Cocoa or Cocao. The carob isn't that popular with the kids! LOL

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