Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce

With the election behind us, my mind has fully shifted into holiday mode! We have our annual Holiday Open House at Eckert’s Country Store coming up soon. Our team has been busy as bees decorating trees, stringing lights and unboxing some of the cutest holiday décor ever. From soaps to salsa we gotcha covered for Christmas gifts!

I can’t wait for Thursday, November 17th to host 12 of our vendors, wine tastings, Eckert’s finest holiday products and our friends from the PXP Fashion truck. Click here for details and a coupon because you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

All the holiday decorating and merchandising this week has me craving my favorite holiday recipes, especially Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce (yum!). In fact, this recipe is on the menu for our sold-out cooking class this weekend called “Cooking with Wine.” It comes together in under 20 minutes. This amazingly simple sauce is meant for divine holiday entertaining! It is the perfect way to dress up a simple sugar cookie, top a scoop of custard or steal the show in a chocolate martini. Or, it can easily become a gourmet jarred gift for the foodie in your life.

If you would like to learn how to make more delicious recipes like this one, this is the perfect time to sign up for Eckert’s cooking classes. Once again, we are offering ½ off our adult classes in the month of January. Cross someone off your Christmas list and book a class today in Eckert’s Cooking Classroom! 

 Eat well this holiday,


Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce

1 cup Carmenere wine or other dry red wine
½ cup granulated sugar
1 sachet Eckert’s Mulling Spice Blend or similar brand
½ cup cocoa
½ cup Eckert’s pure honey
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Discard sachet. Add cocoa and honey, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Simmer 2 minutes; remove from heat. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts. Serve warm over Eckert’s Vanilla Custard.
Store in a covered canning jar for up to 3 weeks. Warm before serving.
Makes about 2 cups.


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