We all know I love unsweetened chocolate. When I run out, as was the case last week, I decided to try and make a suitable replacement. It is not like my beloved bitter bars, but it’s good! I ended up making an any-time sort of chocolate sauce!
Actually, it’s rather like a 5-second pudding, if you use less water.
With my other pudding (linked above), and it’s quick preparation I love. The chilling process? Not so much. I can be rather… impatient.
My new creation though? It’s got a whopping three ingredients (including the water!) and takes all of 5-seconds to make. Then you can then add oil to make it richer, sweeten it up with sugar, stevia, agave, maple syrup, anything you want.
And frankly, I better get used to this new chocolate recipe since I am pinching my pennies now. Gotta save, and gotta get a job!
5-Second Chocolate Sauce/Pudding
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/16 teaspoon guar gum
2-4 tablespoons water
optional: sweetner (agave, stevia, sugar, etc.)
optional: oil (coconut oil, olive oil, etc.–adds richness and if you use a solid oil, it might make frosting!)
Whisk everything together in a bowl with a wire whisk or fork until smooth. Give the guar gum at least least 25 seconds or so to thicken. If the consistency is not how you want it then, adjust water and guar gum accordingly (water to thin, guar gum to thicken). If desired, add your choice sweetener and optional oil. If you use less water, a pudding consistency will be achieved, where as using more amounts to a sauce.
Highly recommended: eating this straight with a spoon topped with almond butter or peanut butter. Swoon on a spoon. Oooh!….. And I bet it would be an excellent dipping sauce for fruit and nuts, too! The possibilities are endless.