There is a first time for everything and for me this would be my first recipe post!! I am not exactly known for my skills in the kitchen but when you have a family recipe this amazing in your possession it would be a shame not to share it! For about 3 years now my husband has talked about how great his Granny’s chocolate sauce was and has requested that I make it. How much better could this be than the jar stuff??…..well for once my husband was right! I never had a chance to meet his Granny but based on her chocolate sauce alone I’d say we would get along just fine. After all, chocolate happens to be my favorite food group! So I am sharing her recipe with you….I could have “pinned” someone else’s but I looked and could not find another just like her’s or I would have. So here goes….get your shopping list ready!!
Here is the crew….
1 stick of margarine (Paula Deen would be proud)
4 Bakers Unsweetened Chocolate Squares
3 cups of sugar
2/3 a can of evaporated milk
pinch of salt
I also recommend that you have a cute helper to keep you company! I will warn you there will be tears if you don’t share.
In a double boiler melt your butter. I’m not sure if there is a special contraption to do this in but I saw my meemaw do it like this and it worked just fine for me.
Add your chocolate squares and just keep stirring while they melt down.
Add your sugar about 1/2 a cup at a time. If you get too much in there it becomes super dry and hard to work with. It will thicken up on you, don’t worry.
Add a pinch of salt.
Pour in your milk slowly. Stirring the whole time. And then you have this….This will make one quart or you can be sweet and pour it into two pint mason jars with the intentions of sharing the second.
At this point you should probably lick the spatula! And that’s it!!! Seriously EASY and takes about 15 minutes….it only seems longer cause you can’t wait to try it. Make sure you have some ice cream on hand because waiting until tomorrow to eat this simply isn’t an option.
I hear that this will keep in the refrigerator for “weeks” but in our house a jar does good to last a couple of days before it is gone. Hot, cold, with ice cream or by the spoonful this recipe is a keeper!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we are!