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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Naturally Sweetened Hot Fudge Sauce

My daughter is going to be having a Mall Day followed by a Spa Party on Saturday.  We thought having ice cream would be fun in the evening.  I'm trying to make as many things as naturally as possible so the girls can see they can have fun, eat good food and eat healthily as well.  Here is a recipe I tweaked a bit.  You might want to cut down on it just a bit.  I followed the initial recipe I found online but added in the vanilla and butter which helped a lot.  As you can see it's very fudgy.  Here goes.

1 cup cocoa 
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

1. Combine cocoa, syrup, salt and water and bring to a boil.  
2. Turn heat down to a simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly.  
3. Take off heat and add in the butter and vanilla.  Stir well.
4. Use immediately or store in refrigerator till ready to use.