Say "I love you" with breakfast in bed, or serve these chocolate dessert waffles with hot fudge and strawberry cream after a romantic dinner.
Prepare Hot Fudge Sauce or any of the other toppings listed below; set aside
Stir cocoa and butter in large bowl until smooth; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Stir in nuts, if desired.
To sour milk: Use 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.
Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Serve warm with desired toppings.
Make toppings ahead and warm while making waffles.
Leftover waffles can be frozen; thaw in toaster on low heat.
Hot Fudge Sauce:
Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla, stirring until butter is melted. Serve warm.
Strawberry Dessert Cream:
Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt) cold whipping cream in small bowl until stiff. Fold in 1/3 cup strawberry preserves and 3 drops red food color, if desired.
Apple -Cinnamon Topping:
Heat 1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small saucepan until warm.
Peach -Nutmeg Topping:
Heat 1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg in small saucepan until warm.
Chocolate Maple Sauce:
Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Add butter and salt, stirring until butter is melted. Stir in maple flavor and vanilla. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients.