How Can You Go Wrong with Chocolate and Wine?



This weekend for the Dude Food party, I was in charge of dessert. I had seen a couple recipes in Cooking Light that I wanted to try and this was the perfect time. They were amazing! The first was a Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce that we served over vanilla ice cream. Perfection! It was so easy and so flavorful and perfect for the meal.


Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce
1 cup cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 sachet Mulling Spice Blend (recipe below)
1/2 cup Mexican chocolate cocoa powder
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped


Preparation
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Discard sachet. Add cocoa and corn syrup, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Simmer 2 minutes; remove from heat. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Cool to room temperature. Makes 2 cups.


Mulling Spice Blend
2 teaspoons whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
1 (3 x 1-inch) strip orange rind


Combine all ingredients on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely.


This sauce was amazing. I tweaked the recipe to use the Mexican chocolate powder because I like the hint of spice that it has. You could taste the wine, the spices, and the mulling blend and they all worked so great together. A little goes a long way, so you can make a batch and it will last a long time. And 2 tablespoons only has 80 calories and adds so much more flavor than regular chocolate sauce!


MAKE THIS SAUCE! Coming up tomorrow is a recipe for Chipotle Peanut Brittle!


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One thought on “How Can You Go Wrong with Chocolate and Wine?

  1. […] red wine 1 sachet Mulling Spice Blend (recipe below) – NOTE: this is the same used in the Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce 1 apple, thinly sliced 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced 1 can (12 oz. club soda) Juice of 1 […]

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