smallnotebook.org (who found the recipe on Tightwad Gazette). I can confidently say it tastes just as good, if not better, than the stuff I used to buy in the store and I used a 1/2 cup less sugar than she did (next time, I am going to try using agave nectar as a sugar substitute)!!! Oh, and by no accounts do I claim that chocolate syrup is healthy! It is a treat that we enjoy sparingly. :)
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
1 & 1/2 cups sugar (the original recipe called for 2 cups)
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Mix the cocoa powder and the water in a saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Add the sugar, and stir to dissolve. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over! Add the salt and the vanilla. Let cool. Pour into a clean glass jar, and store in the refrigerator. Keeps for several months. Yields two cups.
NOTE: I bought my jar at a local store that sells specialty beers. Mine contained Schwarzbier. You just need a large enough container to hold 2 cups. Amazon.com also sells a variety of fliptop bottles.