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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

 Homemade Chocolate Syrup
For a tasty low-cost treat, try sundaes made with this syrup. I use this microwave recipe so often I have it memorized.—Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch
  • and water until smooth. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or
  • until the mixture boils, stirring twice. Stir in butter and vanilla
  • until blended. Serve warm over ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 260 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.