Chocolate BBQ Sauce

Tangy and spicy with the warmth of dark cocoa, this sauce will surely become a "must have" at your next backyard BBQ.
Chocolate BBQ Sauce
Recipe by Ivy Entrekin, Honey Mama's R&D Manager


  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 ounce (1 piece) Honey Mama’s Peruvian Raw Cocoa Truffle bar, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup strong coffee
  • 2 T. coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. mustard powder
  • ½ tsp. coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp. cumin powder
  • ⅛ tsp. cinnamon powder
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste  


  1. Heat a bit of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft, 4-6 minutes. 
  2. Add garlic, and cook for another 30 seconds. 
  3. Stir in vinegar, tomatoes, chopped Honey Mama's bar, coffee, coconut sugar, and spices. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a high-speed blender, such as a Vita-Mix. Blend until smooth.