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3 Simple Desserts for Your Special Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Here are three, easy dessert sauces so you can spend less time cooking and more time with your sweetheart!

Becky Graebner


February 12, 2014 - 11:30 am
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Valentine’s Day is coming up which means some of you may be running around trying to decide what to do for the occasion.  If you’re staying in and cooking, here are three, simple dessert sauces that can pair easily with things already in your kitchen.  Sometimes, a simple and classic dessert is the best dessert. Spend less time cooking and more time with the people you love!

All of these recipes an be found in my favorite, handy-dandy sauce cookbook, The Top 100 Quick and Easy Sauces.

1. The Classic: Chocolate Fudge Sauce


heaped 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

heaped 1/2 cup sugar

2 oz. good-quality semi-sweet chocolate (broken into squares)

4 tbsp. butter (diced)

3 tbsp. light corn syrup

vanilla extract (a few drops)

4 tbsp. light cream


Grab a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the sugars, chocolate, butter, and corn syrup.  Heat the mixture slowly until it is smooth.  Stir continuously.

Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer over low heat for five minutes. Stir continuously.

Remove from heat.

Add the vanilla extract and cream.  Mix well.

How to serve: pour this over ice cream, sliced fruit (strawberries), or baked goods (hello, double chocolate brownies!)  Add some pink, red, and white jimmies for decoration.

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Chopping butter that will be melted is an unnecessary step.
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Depends, it can help it melt and heat evenly. It's a technique used in most recipes that don't add butter that is pre-melted.
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1 year ago Link To Comment In this case (for these sauces) it's a waste of time, and in recipes where the butter is added whole, like beurre blanc, it's still not chopped; it's added by whole tablespoons and whisked in.
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