Thursday, April 9, 2009

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap - Chocolate Pancake Syrup

I mentioned earlier that I've been getting frustrated with my homemade maple syrup hardening into a rock in the bottom of my container so I decided to see what other syrup options I might have. When I have berries I sometimes make syrup with them, but when I found myself without berries where else should I turn, but to chocolate. I came up with this and it was really yummy. We spread Peanut Butter on our pancakes and topped them with homemade chocolate syrup.

Chocolate Pancake Syrup

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
5 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup water
4 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and water in a saucepan until smooth. Heat until thick and bubbly. Add butter and vanilla and mix well. Makes 2 cups. (You could half this for a smaller family)

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Katie said...

Thank you so much for this blog! I am a mom to 3 kids under 5 and they are really starting to eat a lot! I just started reading you blog and I love it. I started reading back from the beginning and I picked up some great tips. I just did my first frugal shopping trip and I cut my bill to under 100$. Thats down from 140$. I have a way to go but I am still so proud! Thank you for sharing you wisdom!

Erica said...

This sounds yummy, I'm going to have to try this.

More Jingle in my Jeans said...

I love all the new recipes!

Angie said...

I love your blog! So many great ideas, it's amazing! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

YUM!! YUM!! Gayle this is to good to be true. I love peanut-butter on my pancakes. And now I can have a big reeses peanut butter cup for breakfast. Thanks, Berdie Brennan

Megan said...

Gayle, I can syrup with berries in the summer. make low sugar jam and get the seeds but leave some of the pulp in. use twice the fruit and can as directed. "Real" fruit syrup all year long!

Unknown said...

Oh yum. You are speaking my language!!

Johnlyn said...

Gayle - I follow the TWG recipe for syrup and have found that if I put it in the fridge when it's warm I have hard sugar issues as well.

One more thing - I don't boil the syrup at all, I cook it over low heat. These two things have helped me!