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Raspberry and chocolate make a sauce that is perfect as a gift. You can serve this over ice cream, cake, or fresh fruit.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small mixing bowl stir together the cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Set aside.

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  • In a heavy medium saucepan heat whipping cream and butter over low heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat about 3 minutes or until mixture bubbles around edges. Add sugar mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes more or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth and thickened. Remove from heat.

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  • Stir chocolate and raspberry liqueur into fudge mixture until chocolate is melted. Pour sauce into clean, dry half-pint jars. Seal with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Heat sauce before serving over sundaes, cakes, or other desserts. Makes 3 half-pint jars sauce.

To Present This Gift...

Paint the box with cream-colored paint. Let dry. Use a paint pen to paint around the top edge of the box, adding drips to look like chocolate. In a well-ventilated work area, spray-paint the canning ring from the jar lid red, if desired. Let dry. Use the lid to trace a circle on the cream-colored paper. Cut out. Insert the paper circle under the ring on the jar lid. Hot-glue a small cluster of artificial raspberries onto the paper circle. Let dry. (If using spray paint, cover sauce jar with a small piece of plastic wrap before twisting on the lid to protect food from touching spray paint.) Tie a ribbon bow to the box handle. Place the jar in the box.

Also try this...

If the wood box does not have a cutout, write Raspberry-Fudge Sauce on the front using a paint pen.

To present this gift you will need:

Purchased small wood box with a handle and with desired cutout, cream-colored acrylic paint, paintbrush, chocolate-brown-colored paint pen, canning jar, red spray paint (optional), cream-colored paper, hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks, artificial raspberries with leaves, plastic wrap, and ribbon.

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