Chocolate Sauce with a Kick

This chocolate sauce isn't going to be your super thick hot fudge, but it will be a delicious addition to your ice cream sundae or bowl of strawberries. It's great too because you can use Piment d'Ville or Comapeño to reach your desired spice level. 

4oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp Piment d’Ville (of any kind) OR 1 tsp Comapeño
 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a small, heavy bottomed saucepan, gently heat water and chocolate over low heat until the chocolate is fully melted. Add sugar and Piment d’Ville and mix until sugar is completely dissolved. Add butter and vanilla and stir until fully incorporated. Serve over warm ice cream, cake, fresh strawberries or just eat by the spoonful.