Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
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    In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa powder and whisk briefly to break up any clumps.  Stir in the water and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.  Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.  Stir in the vanilla.  Store in the refrigerator.