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Skillet Chocolate Dumplings

 Skillet Chocolate Dumplings
Why bake when you can make an entire dessert on the stove top? These dumpling are often requested by my family for special events like birthdays.—Becky Magee, Chandler, Arizona
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or ice cream

Directions

  • For sauce, combine in a heavy skillet the brown sugar, cocoa,
  • cornstarch and salt. Stir in water; cook, stirring constantly, until
  • mixture begins to boil and thicken slightly. Add butter; mix well.
  • Remove sauce from heat while make dumplings.
  • For dumplings, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and

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Skillet Chocolate Dumplings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cocoa. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a fine meal. Combine
  • the egg, milk and vanilla; blend gradually into flour mixture.
  • Return skillet to heat, bring the chocolate sauce to a boil. Drop
  • dumplings by spoonfuls into hot sauce. Reduce heat to low; cover and
  • simmer 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 277 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.