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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chocolate Syrup homemade

Found this chocolate syrup copycat recipe online after running out of a needed cup for the Ganache cupcakes that I was making.  Googled several and then made a batch, then another and altered and came up with this pretty perfect recipe for chocolate syrup.  

Super easy to make, way less expensive than the one we all grew up with and just as good, if not better!  And did I mention, fat-free. Uh huh.
Use over ice cream, add to warmed milk for hot cocoa, add to milk for chocolate milk.. and most definitely use in this recipe.  Only the most delicious and dense chocolate cupcake recipe, ever!
Makes a great gift for a hostess.. or in a basket at the holidays, think ice cream sundaes or chocolate martini basket.   

Chocolate Syrup

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 t. sea salt
1 t. vanilla extract

Bring water and sugar to a boil, whisking til sugar is disolved.  
Whisk in cocoa powder and salt.  Boil 1 minute.  
Remove from heat add vanilla.  
Cool completely.  (syrup will thicken a bit when cooled.)

Recipe yields a little over 1.5 cups.

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