For all the chocolate lovers out there on your Christmas list, this would be lovely for homemade Christmas gifts, too! Add a cute label, some ribbon, and you've got yourself a delicious gift.
Hot Fudge Sauce
adapted from The Sophisticated Gourmet
makes ≈ 1 cup
3.5 oz. good quality dark chocolate, chopped
2 T cocoa
1/3 cup agave nectar (or light corn syrup)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1 t vanilla
1/8 t sea salt
Melt the chocolate and cocoa powder together over a simmering pot of hot water (or double boiler), making sure not to get any water in the chocolate. Once melted, remove from the heat, and stir in the agave, cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt.
Store in an airtight container; keep in the refrigerator.