Apart from caramel, another thing that I love with all my heart is chocolate! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate???
Whether we’re talking about chocolate ice cream, brownies, delectable chocolate cake, chocolate beverages, chocolate sauce on just about any treat, or just nibbling on some chocolate bits.
Anything chocolatey sounds about right any day of the week. And I haven’t even started talking about chocolate fondue!
I bet you can feel my excitement from where you are. The kid in me gets so excited about dipping almost anything into that pool of melted chocolate. I even get myself spoonfuls just because. LOL.
Growing up, it wasn’t something we often had at home. But in recent years fondue has started to become quite popular and it’s not just cheese fondue anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese. But chocolate fondue? It’s something that satisfies a different weakness in me.
Speaking of the kids, they love it too! The first time we had chocolate fondue at home for my daughter’s birthday party, they all ended up with chocolate all over their clothes… And the table, too!
This chocolate fondue melting pot recipe is so easy and is perfect for any occasion. You can make it for a kid’s party, a simple family gathering, a romantic dinner or even on a regular day just because you deserve something good.
Chocolate fondue is expensive at restaurants, but it’s a fraction of the price at home. If you don’t have a fondue pot, don’t worry. You can make it using a saucepan and serve warm in a thick glass bowl.
Imagine a bowl or fountain of decadent melted chocolate ready for dipping. Get your favorite treats and fruits ready to dunk to your heart’s content. What’s there not to love?
Tips and Tricks
While it’s REALLY easy to make chocolate fondue, it’s also easy to mess it up. Here are some tips that will help you create a fondue that’s extraordinarily rich, decadent and incredibly delicious.
Make sure you use premium quality chocolates.
High-quality chocolate bars work best with fondues. The higher the quality, the better consistency your fondue will have.
Take note that candy melts and regular chocolate chips are not the best options for fondue. They harden fast and will not give you the right flavor. Instead, go for chocolate bars. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer milk or dark chocolate, just make sure they’re high-quality.
Ensure that the melting pot or fondue fountain is completely dry.
Whatever vessel you are using, see to it that it’s completely free of water. Even a single drop of moisture can make the chocolate seize and ruin the chocolate’s consistency.
Enjoy a variety of dippables.
Marshmallows, mini cream puffs, bananas and strawberries are obvious favorites. However, you don’t have to limit your options to those. There are a lot of other dippers you can use to make your chocolate fondue a crowd favorite.
Here are some of them.
- Rice Krispies treats
- Graham crackers
- Cream puffs
- Cheesecake chunks
- Brownie bites
- Mini donuts
- Sponge cake
You can also incorporate other mixins.
Kids and adults alike can enjoy this. After dipping the goodies in the melted chocolate, you can roll or spatter them with more yummies such as:
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Chopped nuts
- Chopped dried fruits
- Peppermint sprinkles
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Sea salt
- If your fondue pot is the type that uses candles, melt the chocolate using a double boiler first. Once melted, transfer the chocolate into the fondue pot and heat it using an unscented candle.
- If you’re serving this to an all-adult group, you can add some kick by adding a splash of liquor. Check to make sure that the liquor you choose doesn’t list water as its’ primary ingredient.
- You can also add a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter on top of the melted chocolate before serving for a richer taste.
- Dark chocolate and milk chocolate both work for this recipe.
Chocolate Fondue Melting Pot Recipe
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6–8 servings 1x
If you like chocolate, then this recipe is for you. You’ll only find rich and decadent chocolate fondue like this at fancy parties and expensive restaurants…and now at your home too!
- 10 oz. semisweet or bittersweet high-quality chocolate, chopped
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Your choice of dippers (fresh fruits, cookies, cake chunks, brownie bites, pretzels, etc.)
- Optional: mixins (sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc.)
Other Kitchen tools you will need:
- Fondue pot
- Fondue forks or skewers
- Add the chopped chocolates to a fondue pot.
- Turn the pot on a low heat setting.
- Add the heavy cream and milk.
- Stir as soon as the chocolate starts to melt until it melts completely. Reduce the heat if necessary.
- Add in a pinch of sea salt.
- Serve the chocolate fondue with a platter of dippable, mixins, and fondue forks or skewers.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes