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Balsamic chocolate sauce

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
10
Difficulty
Easy
Calling all balsamic lovers! Start by reducing balsamic vinegar with a stick of cinnamon to gently infuse it as it simmers away. Then add cocoa powder, a little sugar, and a splash of vanilla and you have a flavourful chocolate sauce with a slight tang. Try this sauce drizzled over berries or a plate of panna cotta, or how about a dish of panna cotta topped with berries and drizzled with this tasty sauce!

Ingredients

Balsamic vinegar

8 oz

Cinnamon stick(s)

1 item(s)

Unsweetened dark cocoa powder

2 tbsp(s)

Sugar

1 tsp(s)

Vanilla extract

¼ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

tsp(s)

Instructions

  1. In small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring balsamic vinegar and cinnamon stick to boil. Let boil until vinegar is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick. In medium bowl, whisk 1/3 cup water, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth. Whisk in balsamic reduction. Store sauce in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  2. Serving size: 1 tbsp

Notes

Raspberry balsamic vinegar can sub in for the regular kind.