It’s time for a “Sauce it Up” Sunday Supper, and today I am bringing Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Sauce. Normally I have some big huge story to go along with my recipes, but today, I do not. I’ve been making this slightly adapted version of a Joy of Cooking chocolate sauce recipe for years, without the salt. Last summer, after a few delicious rounds of homemade ice cream, I decided to try a batch with some sea salt flakes to see what that was like. And it was like heaven.
We’ve been making it like this ever since.
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Sauce
This rich chocolate sauce goes great drizzled over waffles, pancakes, crepes, ice cream, sundae’s, pie, cake…. yeah so pretty much anything you might like a little salted chocolate caramel saucy goodness over.
Sorry I was out of words today, but I almost don’t think I have any that will ever be able to share just how great this is.
Happy Sunday friends!
- 4 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1½ cups of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 12 ounces of finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
- 2½ Tablespoons of vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel (or any other flaky sea salt) (add more if desired, to taste)
- In a heavy saucepan, stir the sugar and wate together over medium high heat, until the sugar has dissolved and it's clear. Do not let the mixture boil yet.
- Once it's clear and the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up to high, cover and allow to heat to boil for 2 minutes. (begin counting when you put the lid on, not when it boils)
- After the 2 minutes, uncover the saucepan and allow to boil, swirling the pan around occasionally, you see the mixture get dark around the edges.
- As it begins to darken, begin swirling the pan continuously until the syrup is a deep amber color and just begins to smoke.
- Remove immediately.
- Add the butter, and mix until melted and mixed in.
- Next, stir in the heavy cream.
- When adding in the heavy cream, if the sauce starts becoming lumpy, place back over very LOW heat while stirring until smooth. One smooth remove immediately from heat.
- Now it's time to add the finely chopped bittersweet chocolate and stir until it is fully melted.
- Stir in the vanilla and the fleur de sel (or sea salt flakes).
- Pour finished chocolate sauce into mason jars, seal and tie a tag on.
- Perfect gift.
Don’t forget to check out the other great recipes in this Sauce It Up Sunday Supper!
- Port Wine and Fig Sauce from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Jalepeno Cranberry Sauce from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Homemade Steak Sauce from Juanita’s Cocina
- Tomato Kasundi from What Smells So Good?
- Homemade Tartar Sauce from The Foodie Army Wife
- Creamy Dairyfree Mushroom Sauce from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Homemade Teriyaki Sauce from Curious Cuisiniere
- Red Wine Sauce | Molho de Vinho Tinto from Family Foodie
- Guava BBQ Sauce from Basic N Delicious
Pasta Sauces and Pastas with Sauce
- Chardonnay Seafood Sauce (with Linguine) from Country Girl in the Village
- Italian-Style Tomato Sauce from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Homemade Guiltless Alfredo Sauce from Momma’s Meals
- Sicilian Marinara Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
- Basil Pesto from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Angel Hair Pasta with Neapolitan Sauce from Cookin’ Mimi
- Roasted Vegetable Pasta Sauce from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Lentil Marinara Pasta Sauce from Alida’s Kitchen
- Lamb Ragout from Maroc Mama
- Black Walnut Kale Pesto with Zucchini Spaghetti from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Amatriciana Sauce from The Weekend Gourmet
Entreés with Sauces
- Chicken Tikka Masala from I Run For Wine
- Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Garlic Mushrooms In Red Wine Sauce from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Baked Wings from Chocolate Moosey
- Salmon with Homemade Caper Onion Mayonnaise from Food Lust People Love
- Chicken with Mushroom Demi-Glace from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Mrs. A’s Skillet Lemon Chicken from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Philly Strip Steaks with Provolone Sauce and Caramelized Onions from The Texan New Yorker
- Sweet & Sour Garlic Chicken Wings from Big Bear’s Wife
- Banana Pudding Sauce from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Raspberry Red Wine Sauce from Treats & Trinkets
- Pumpkin Applesauce from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Sauce from Daily Dish Recipes
- Slow Cooker Applesauce from Citronlimette
- Apple Cider Caramel Sauce from The Messy Baker
- Port Wine Cranberry Sauce from Webicurean
- Pumpkin Caramel Sauce from Noshing With The Nolands
Desserts with Sauces
- Sticky Toffee Pudding w/ Toffee Sauce from girlichef
- Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce (over Chocolate Rosemary Cake) from Gotta Get Baked
- Pear Tatin with Rum Caramel Sauce from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Bananas Foster from MidLife Road Trip
- Baked Espresso Berry Pudding from The Urban Mrs
- Caramel Apple Sheet Cake from Pies and Plots
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