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HERSHEY'S Favorite Chocolate Gift Sauce Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (12-oz. can) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make

  • 1. Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl or 4-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until melted. Add cocoa; stir until smooth. Add sugar, salt and evaporated milk; stir until well blended.
  • 2. Microwave at HIGH 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 3. Beat with whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm sauce over cake, ice cream or other desserts. Cover; refrigerate leftover sauce. About 3 cups sauce.
  • For gift-giving, pour sauce into heat-proof jars. Cover; refrigerate. Decorate with ribbon, bow and recipe for sauce, if desired.
  • To reheat: Microwave at HIGH a few seconds at a time until warm. (Time will depend on amount and temperature of sauce.)
  • CHOCOLATE-NUT SAUCE: At the end of cooking, stir in 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted nuts.
  • CHOCOLATE-MINT SAUCE: Stir in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract with vanilla extract.