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“This recipe came from an aunt of mine who passed away about 30 years ago. She was a fabulous cook and this is one of the recipes that's been passed down from her. It's very easy and inexpensive to make, contains ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, and is one of my very treasured recipes that I make frequently. Thanks, Aunt Ann! You can add 1 T instant coffee with the cocoa in order to make this kind of mocha tasting. If you don't use all of the sauce, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator and zap in the microwave before serving again. You can also increase the amount of water to 1/2 C if you want a thinner sauce.”

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  1. Melt butter and stir in cocoa.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Stir as necessary to keep mixture from boiling over.
  4. Take from heat and let cool until it reaches the desired temperature.
  5. Serve hot or warm over ice cream.

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