Chocolate Fondue

I can’t believe I haven’t shared my chocolate fondue recipe yet! Chocolate + Strawberries = my all-time favorite combo.  So good. And, with this easy fondue recipe, you can enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries, bananas, graham crackers, rice krispie treats, and more for a fraction of the cost of eating at a fondue restaurant. This is my favorite at-home date night and a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day… or President’s Day… or Labor Day… or Tuesday…

The recipe is from Fondue and Hot Dips, although we’ve tweaked it a tiny bit. As far as the chocolate chips, I don’t think you can go wrong. My sister prefers to use a mixture of milk chocolate chips and bittersweet chocolate chips (both Ghirardelli brand); we usually opt for the less expensive Tollhouse semi-sweet chips. I think both are delicious. Both favorites. (Name that comedian!)

chocolate fondue recipe

Chocolate Fondue:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. dark rum or other liqueur, optional (we don’t normally add this)

Heat the whipping cream in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring often, until it starts to bubble around the edge. (Watch this carefully, so you don’t scald the cream.)

Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate chips until smooth.  Add vanilla (and liqueur, if desired). Transfer mixture to a fondue pot and keep warm over low heat while you dip.

We usually make the full recipe and serve it over the course of a few nights. In the fondue pot, it heats up easily and is just as delicious the next night. When I’ve microwaved the chocolate to reheat it, it tends to get grainy.

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You can check out my other Valentine’s Day ideas here. And, if you’re interested in other types of fondue, be sure to check out my recipes for meat fondue and cheese fondue.  Happy dipping!

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