Reprinted from Chocolate Every Day by arrangement with Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2018, Bennett Coffey and Kyleen Keenan.
Be Saucy Chocolate Sauce:
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine 3/4 cup liquid sweetener (like maple syrup or coconut nectar) with 1/4 cup of water and cook until the mixture just starts to bubble, about 4 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup raw cacao powder until smooth. If desired, pour the heated mixture into a blender or use an immersion blender to puree the sauce until super smooth. Store in a jar or covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat before using.