gluten-free. dairy-free. vegan capability.
With summertime around the corner, chocolate sauce can be the perfect addition to ice cream, granola, strawberries, dessert topping, etc. In the future, I will post a three ingredient chocolate sauce recipe which does not require a chocolate bar. This truly is one of the easiest recipes.
Once refrigerated, this sauce does harden. It will also harden once added to ice cream. In my youth, the shell toppers chocolate sauce was the cherry on top for ice cream sundaes. Sometimes I could not wait for the couple of minutes it took for the chocolate sauce to harden. This is that kind of sauce but it is so much healthier.
You can dip strawberries into the chocolate, refrigerate, and presto, chocolate covered strawberries. I have even taken plain granola and dunked all of the pieces into the sauce before refrigerating. Once hardened, you will have chocolate covered granola. Just be careful about storage as the chocolate has a tendency to stick to glass (parchment paper is needed).
2-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce
Healthier two-ingredient version of chocolate sauce to add a delightful finish for ice cream, granola, fruit, desserts, etc.
- 3 T. coconut oil
- 1-1.4 oz. dark chocolate bar of choice (I like around 70-80% cacao/cacoa)
- In small sauce pan over stove on lowest heat, add coconut oil to melt. While waiting for coconut oil to melt is a good time to break chocolate bar into pieces.
- Once melted, turn off temperature. Add chocolate pieces and let sit for thirty seconds to one minutes for the chocolate to naturally melt a bit.
- Stir ingredients together. Coconut oil and chocolate bar should blend. If the chocolate is not melting, place back on stove and heat on lowest temperature once again. Do not leave long. Only leave long enough for chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally while melting.
- Remove from stove eye and stir ingredients together. If left out or placed in fridge, the sauce will harden naturally. If the sauce does harden too much, place back on stove on lowest heat until melted. Let cool a minute or two prior to using. Note: Will definitely want to cool a minute or two prior to adding to ice cream.
Takes waiting less than a minute for sauce to harden into a shell-like consistency on ice cream.
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