1/2 cup (one stick) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
6 oz (1/2 can) evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1. melt butter in a large, heavy sauce pan.
2. whisk sugar and cocoa powder together in a different bowl. add to melted butter and combine well (makes a thick mixture).
3. stir in evaporated milk and bring to a boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and allowing to bubble high.
4. remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
keep refrigerated in a glass container. to reheat, warm in a pot of simmering water.
recipe from my old pal Alyse Erickson