5-Ingredient Chocolate Mint Sauce

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Food is always better when it’s covered in chocolate. Whether in the form of chips, sauce or icing, chocolate can make an ordinary treat truly exceptional. The next time your dessert needs a pick-me-up, top it with this irresistible chocolate mint sauce. Made with only five good-for-you ingredients, this sauce is free of things you’d rather do without, like unhealthy sweeteners, artificial flavors and other hard-to-pronounce ingredients. In the end, you can enjoy your chocolate-covered indulgence without any guilt.

5-Ingredient Chocolate Mint Sauce

5-Ingredient Chocolate Mint Sauce

Makes 1-½ cups
Macros: 170 calories | 11 g fat | 22 g carbs | 3 g dietary fiber | 2 g protein


2/3 cup cacao powder
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil
1/8 tsp. mint extract or mint oil
½ cup fresh mint leaves


  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust measurements as necessary. Add more cacao powder for more chocolate flavor. Add more maple syrup for a sweeter sauce.
  3. Serve as a dip with strawberries and other fruits. Can also be used as a topping for ice cream, brownies and cupcakes.


  • Add ¾ cup raspberries for a raspberry-chocolate sauce.
  • Add ¾ cup pitted cherries for a cherry-chocolate sauce.