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Chocolate Fondue

by Laura

Do you fondue?  If not then you MUST!  One of my most ABSOLUTE favorite ways to enjoy chocolate is in a fondue!  I also think it can be a really romantic dessert and is PERFECT for Valentine’s (Wink, wink).  So when it comes to how I fondue, I am a purest!  You want to be able to enjoy the chocolate itself and not add too much to it, keep it simple.
So when I make fondue all I do is combine chocolate with some cream.  That’s it.  It’s basically  just a ganache that is kept warm.  Obviously, if you can spluge on a good chocolate to make it with, it is worth it!  When I went to Philly/Camden, I picked up a bag of Godiva Chocolate at the Campbell’s gift shop.  It was $7 for 2 lbs. of broken bars of their dark chocolate.  I know, I should have got more.  What was I thinking?  So I made the fondue with it and it was DIVINE!!!!!!  Pure chocolate HEAVEN here folks!  I could have died with a smile after eating it.
I do want you to know that this is still good with whatever chocolate to make it with.  A bag of chocolate chips is still tasty.  You can also choose what kind of chocolate you like.  Whether you like milk, semi-sweet, or dark  – it will be delicious.
My personal favorite thing to dip in fondue is marshmallows.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy other things in it too.  I mean how can you not?  It’s dipped in chocolate!  However, my all time fav is the marshmallows followed by fresh pineapple.  I have included a list below of ideas of what to dip in your fondue.  Pick a few and enjoy!
I prefer to melt my chocolate in a double broiler or microwave and then add it to a fondue pot or small crock pot kept on warm.  The recipe below is the microwave version to make things easy for ya.  You can even serve the fondue in any old dish if you don’t have a fondue pot or small crock pot. If it starts to thicken too much, just microwave it for a few seconds.  However, I think you’ll be fine.  It won’t last that long!  You will  have it devoured in no time.
Also, no worries if you don’t have the fondue forks.  Wooden skewers and regular forks work just as well.  This recipe is also for 2 here but can easily be double, tripled,  etc.  Happy fondue!


Chocolate Fondue

  • 6 oz. of chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  1. Place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds and stir.
  2. Then microwave for 15 seconds intervals until smooth and melted, stirring after each interval.
  3. Place in a serving dish, fondue pot, or small crock pot set on warm.  Serve with your favorite dipping items. Serves 2.


Fruits

  • sliced bananas, apples, or pears
  • pineapple chunks (I prefer fresh)
  • dried fruit such as apricots, papaya and mangoes
  • citrus sections
  • strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or grapes (Yes, chocolate covered grapes are quite tasty)



Cakes and other sweet things

  • angel food cake or pound cake cut into small pieces
  • graham crackers or sticks
  • marshmallows – there are many kinds such as strawberry regular, and toasted coconut)
  • Valentine shaped Peeps
  • mini brownies or brownies cut into bite sized pieces or heart shapes using a small cookie cutter
  • tiny cookies (Store bought or homemade – chocolate chip and peanut butter work well)
  • cinnamon bears or hearts
  • shortbread
  • cheesecake bites (found in the freezer section)
  • rice krispie treats cut into bite sized pieces or cut into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter
  • mini cream puffs (in the freezer section)

Savory

  • Pretzels
  • Potato chips

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Dezi A February 15, 2011 - 10:03 am

This is going to be a really dumb question, but I don’t want to mess this up for tonight… When it calls for cream, is that just Whipping Cream? Or is there some other kind of cream? Thanks!

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Dezi A February 15, 2011 - 10:03 am

This is going to be a really dumb question, but I don’t want to mess this up for tonight… When it calls for cream, is that just Whipping Cream? Or is there some other kind of cream? Thanks!

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Erin February 14, 2011 - 8:02 pm

It’s delish. I used hershey mini milk chocolate kisses and it reminded me of my brownie batter (of which we all love licking the spoon!). Thanks for the easy recipe!

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Erin February 14, 2011 - 8:02 pm

It’s delish. I used hershey mini milk chocolate kisses and it reminded me of my brownie batter (of which we all love licking the spoon!). Thanks for the easy recipe!

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Amy February 11, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Thank you for the wonderful dipping ideas! We will definitely be doing this for our Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Amy February 11, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Thank you for the wonderful dipping ideas! We will definitely be doing this for our Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Joy February 10, 2011 - 4:24 pm

my mil just brought me a fondue pot she found I will have to put it to use this weekend since hubby is recovering from shoulder surgery he would love the little treat.

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Joy February 10, 2011 - 4:24 pm

my mil just brought me a fondue pot she found I will have to put it to use this weekend since hubby is recovering from shoulder surgery he would love the little treat.

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sara February 10, 2011 - 12:13 pm

I got a fondue pot several years ago and haven’t used it in ages — this really makes me want to get it out of the garage! Delish.

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sara February 10, 2011 - 12:13 pm

I got a fondue pot several years ago and haven’t used it in ages — this really makes me want to get it out of the garage! Delish.

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ShaNae February 10, 2011 - 11:45 am

Hi, I have done fondu many times and it is defiantely fun and yummy especially on summer nights outside with marshmellows.
Another fruit that is super yummy dipped in chocolate are cranberries. The Ocean Spray whole cranberries that you would normally cook on your stove that are unsweetened. Put them in the fridge for a little crunch, DO NOT cook them, when you’re ready take them out and dip in the chocolate. I use toothpicks and put 2 on each one when I have company. The sweet and tart are really good compliments to one another.
Enjoy!!

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ShaNae February 10, 2011 - 11:45 am

Hi, I have done fondu many times and it is defiantely fun and yummy especially on summer nights outside with marshmellows.
Another fruit that is super yummy dipped in chocolate are cranberries. The Ocean Spray whole cranberries that you would normally cook on your stove that are unsweetened. Put them in the fridge for a little crunch, DO NOT cook them, when you’re ready take them out and dip in the chocolate. I use toothpicks and put 2 on each one when I have company. The sweet and tart are really good compliments to one another.
Enjoy!!

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Dezi A February 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

Thanks! We got a fondue pot when we married and I still haven’t opened it (10 years ago! Yikes!) because it scared me. But now I’m going to do it! Thanks again!!!

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Dezi A February 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

Thanks! We got a fondue pot when we married and I still haven’t opened it (10 years ago! Yikes!) because it scared me. But now I’m going to do it! Thanks again!!!

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NoPotCoooking February 10, 2011 - 10:21 am

We have fondue every New Year’s Eve and people always assume it is complicated, but it’s just as easy as you’ve said here. To your list of dunkers I would add blueberries and pretzel rods, which are favorites in my house.

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NoPotCoooking February 10, 2011 - 10:21 am

We have fondue every New Year’s Eve and people always assume it is complicated, but it’s just as easy as you’ve said here. To your list of dunkers I would add blueberries and pretzel rods, which are favorites in my house.

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[email protected] eco friendly homemaking February 10, 2011 - 9:22 am

Oh my goodness this looks delicious!!

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[email protected] eco friendly homemaking February 10, 2011 - 9:22 am

Oh my goodness this looks delicious!!

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SnoWhite February 10, 2011 - 7:34 am

Great idea, Laura!! A fondue party would be fun.

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SnoWhite February 10, 2011 - 7:34 am

Great idea, Laura!! A fondue party would be fun.

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Donnie February 10, 2011 - 7:08 am

Don said he’d like this for dessert for Valentine’s Day. You are my menu planner…lol…Thanks Laura.

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Donnie February 10, 2011 - 7:08 am

Don said he’d like this for dessert for Valentine’s Day. You are my menu planner…lol…Thanks Laura.

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