Mulled Wine Chocolate Sauce

Pair with fresh fruit for a healthy and decadent treat or drizzled of ice cream for a sweet treat.  

Yield: 2 Cups 

Cook Time: 24 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

1 Cup Dry Red Wine 

1/2 Cup Sugar 

2 Tbsp. Mulling Spices 

1 Tbsp. Minced Orange Peel 

1/2 Cup Dutch Cocoa Powder  

1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup 

1 oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate, Chopped 

Combine the red wine, sugar, mulling spices, and minced orange peel together in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes and the turn off the heat. Cover and steep for another 15 minutes. Strain solids and return the liquid to a clean saucepan. Whisk in the cocoa powder and corn syrup until smooth. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped chocolate until melted. Cool to room temperature for about 10 minutes then refrigerate.