This easy to make Mocha Caramel Sauce is so good. It makes a nice big batch of sauce, but let me warn you, you may have to make another batch because it’s so good and it’ll disappear so quickly.
Rich and delicious. Not too sweet, and not too bitter.
This Caramel Sauce that’s been enhanced with the flavors of espresso and chocolate is simply the best, and is the perfect way to indulge in a nice treat during Tailgating Snacks Month.
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October is Tailgating Snacks Month
I always love to include at least one sweet treat during the October is tailgating snacks month festivities. I mean, what’s a party without a delicious dessert sweet treat?
And, happy 6th annual Tailgating Snacks Month this year!
How should I serve this sauce?
This Mocha Caramel Sauce is the perfect way to celebrate too.
Drizzle it over vanilla ice cream.
Add it to your morning coffee for a special treat. And, it’ll save you from having to go out and spend a bunch of your hard earned money on an overpriced mocha from the coffee shop.
But don’t stop at pouring over ice cream or adding it to your coffee.
This versatile sauce is delicious drizzled on cake, over breakfast pancakes, dunk your morning doughnut into it, make hot cocoa something special, or anything your heart desires.
Serving a fancy chocolate soufflé? Serve this sauce over the top. Or, pour it over bread pudding.
Dip apple slices into it.
Of course, you can simply eat it from a spoon if you want!
Quick and simple
This sauce is quick and simple to make.
Maybe even too simple, because that means I can make it all the time!
Simply Measure out 6 common ingredients, bring them to a boil in a small saucepan, and voila, you have an extraordinary sauce with gooey grown-up flavors!
Make this in advance
Make this sauce ahead of time, keep it in the fridge, and you’re ready with an over the top amazing dessert sauce that everyone will ask for.
Put it in the microwave before serving so that it’s drizzly and hot.
Dark chocolate cocoa powder
The dark chocolate cocoa powder that I use is a nice deep flavor and color.
This is the one I like and use all the time.
It’s a Dutch-process cocoa.Dutch-process cocoa (or European-style cocoa) has been treated with alkali to yield a deeper, neutral, less acidic flavor.
This process alters the amount of alkali changes the pH, darkening the color, and lightening the flavor of the unsweetened cocoa.
Want to read more on cocoa? Take a look at my write-up of cocoa here.
Can you use a regular cocoa powder in this sauce? Yes, it’s won’t have the same richness, but it will still be delicious.
Other sweet treats from other Tailgating Snacks Months
Like I said, every party needs some sort of sweet treat at the end. So, here’s are some great dessert ideas from other events!
- No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
- Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Skillet Brownies with Pretzel Crust
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Rods
- Salted Chocolate Pretzel Toffee Bark
- Pink Pop Tarts
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Mocha Caramel Sauce Recipe
Mocha Caramel Sauce
- Place all ingredients except vanilla extract in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and carefully stir in vanilla extract (sauce will bubble up a bit when you add the vanilla, so be careful).
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.