I find that recipes are wonderful to use, however my improvisation provides me with different tastes and at times different outlooks on giving, receiving, and eating.
Homemade gifts often cost more. The solution to gift-giving with a lack of money is cheap homemade chocolate raspberry sauce.
To begin with, calculate cost:
two dollars 88 cents for bittersweet chocolate four oz (chop chocolate into small pieces)
two dollars and 56 cents for light corn syrup 16 oz (4oz needed for this recipe)
two dollars and 48 cents for cocoa powder 8 oz (4oz oz needed for the recipe)
depending on location, average cost, 33 dollars: raspberry liqueur (2 tbsp)
(assumption: you have ½ cup sugar; ½ tsp vanilla)
Cost 2.88+2.56+2.48+33 = 40.92 for four jars with 10 oz in each jar. Price per jar 10.23 cents.
1 cup water, ¼ cup light corn syrup, 4oz chopped bittersweet chocolate, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup cocoa powder, ½ tsp vanilla in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring until the chocolate melts.
Let cool, then stir in two tablespoons raspberry liqueur. Divide the sauce among four jars and chill.
Let us be responsible! The raspberry liqueur leftover is why you are doing these two drops from a bottle means fun for yourself afterwards.
Clinton Siegle grew up in Lame Deer, Montana on the No Cheyenne reservation. He is writing poems in the dark due to his eyesight and other disabilities. Currently, he is living in La Paz, Bolivia.