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Lick-The-Knife-Clean Chocolate Spread

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocoalte, chocolate spread
Dessert Type: spread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
This chocolate spread is so good, you'll want to lick the knife clean! It's easy to make, nut-free, and tastes great on everything from toast to waffles! This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate spread.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3.5 oz granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate finely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
  • 5 oz unsalted butter softened and cubed

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt. 
  • Place the pan over medium heat and stir until the sugar and cocoa powder dissolve. Continue to heat the pan, stirring frequently, just until it reaches a simmer.
  • Once simmering, remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract, chopped chocolate, and cubed butter. 
  • Whisk until the chocolate and butter melt and the mixture is completely smooth. When it is freshly made, this spread will have the consistency of hot fudge sauce.
  • Pour the spread into a jar or other container with a lid. Press a layer of plastic wrap on top of the chocolate to prevent a skin from forming, and refrigerate it until it thickens. 
  • If it is too cold to spread easily, let it sit at room temperature for a short while before serving. Store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg