Decadent Dark Chocolate Sauce with a Hint of Mint

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5 min


20 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 4 minutes, Standing time: 2 minutes, Refrigeration Time: 60 minutes
Decadent Dark Chocolate Sauce with a Hint of Mint


  • 6 oz finely chopped bittersweet chocolate , (about 1 cup packed)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract , or to taste


  • Place chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Sift cocoa powder into a pot, add sugar and salt and whisk to combine. Add corn syrup and cream and whisk until uniform. Whisk in water.
  • Place pot over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until hot but not boiling (there should be no bubbles).
  • Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let stand for 2 min to melt chocolate, and then stir until fully melted and glossy smooth. Add peppermint extract and stir until incorporated.
  • Place bowl on a trivet in the fridge and let cool for 1 hr, stirring occasionally until thickened, then transfer to decorative jars and refrigerate. Sauce will thicken further as it cools. Keep refrigerated. This recipe yields 2½ cups of chocolate sauce.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 161,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg.


Use dark chocolate wafers to save yourself some chopping, but look for the best quality you can justify buying (it really makes a difference).