You can’t go wrong with chocolate as a holiday gift. Hey! It’s the holidays! No dieting allowed!
I decided to try a frugal version of chocolate sauce, so I decided to go with cocoa powder. Dutch processed is the best because it is less bitter. To add richness, I added a little dark cocoa powder to the regular Dutch cocoa powder.
This is a beautiful, rich sauce that is full of flavor. Just a few spoonfuls is all you need to top brownies, ice cream or to drizzle over your favorite desserts. My hubby added a spoonful to hot milk and made a delicious rich hot chocolate drink.
The last few years I have also loved adding a little spice to chocolate recipesÂ to “wake up” the taste. The beauty of this recipe is that you can choose your ownÂ flavors to pair with the chocolate. I like southwest spices, so I used chipotle, cinnamon and almond. You could try orange zest or extract. Peppermint is always a perfect chocolate pairing, too!
I say be creative! Go wild! The choice is yours!
Most Wonderful Season’s Eatings To You, My Fab Frugal Friends!