I've been having a serious craving for chocolate milk and wouldn't you know I don't have any Hershey's in the house. Since I'm on my eating from the pantry only kick, I challenged myself to find a way to make chocolate syrup. This recipe is so easy and I think it actually tastes better than store bought so I'm so excited to share it. Plus all the ingredients are everyday items in your pantry, so why spend the extra money and put those questionable ingredients in your body?
Yields 2 1/4 cups
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups sucanat sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
In a saucepan over low heat, mix together cocoa and water until dissolved. Add sucanat and stir. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add salt and vanilla. Mix well. Let syrup cool. Pour into sterile container/jar and store in the fridge up to 1 month.
Notes: This won't last a month, you'll consume it much quicker! The syrup thickens as it cools, so don't worry about it being too thin.
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