You know that feeling you get when you want dessert and you want it NOW? Yeah, I know you do. Sometimes, we just want something sweet after a meal! To be honest, we don’t do dessert a lot around our house, and a lot of the time when we do it is on a whim. That is where this lovely chocolate drizzle comes in. It is inspired by my lovely friend Erin, who loves whole foods and creating things in the kitchen!
I made this dessert last summer on a warm August evening. It was one of those nights where we wanted to stay outside on our patio for hours. I went inside and whipped it up and came outside with these beautiful bowls full of freshly cut bananas, pecans and chocolate sauce. It was SO yum.
Would you believe that this chocolate sauce is actually healthy? The star ingredient isn’t the chocolate. It’s GHEE. Have you heard of ghee before? It is essentially clarified butter. It is made by boiling butter and then straining it, leaving behind pure butter fat. Ok…I know that sounds gross. Butter fat? If you’re still afraid of fat, I am here to tell you that fat is your friend! Especially ghee! Ghee has a higher smoke point than many other oils, meaning it doesn’t become toxic as easily as other oils or fats when you cook with it. Also, it is incredibly healing to your gut because it contains butyric acid, which is known to be nourishing for the cells in your digestive tract. Sign me up!
This versatile sauce could easily be used as a dipping sauce for fruit for a special occasion. Think: anniversary, children’s birthday party….you could even dip a banana in it, roll it in nuts/seeds/coconut, stick a popsicle stick in there and throw it in the freezer! YUM!
I use chocolate chips in this recipe but I use ones that are sweetened with STEVIA, which is a sweetener that does not spike your blood sugar. This is important to me because in our house we really limit sugar. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t like things that are sweet! This is a win-win kind of sauce in this house. Plus, the healthy fats from the ghee and adding in nut butter which has healthy fats and protein really helps to make this a well balanced sauce.
And here is an extra special bonus….
When you leave the sauce to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes, it becomes a creamy, silky smooth, spreadable sauce. This would make a fantastic and decadent tasting icing! I am thinking this sauce might have to make an appearance on my next batch of banana muffins!
I hope you enjoy this delicious sauce! I would love to hear about how you use it in the comments below!