This tempting selection of chocolate fondue recipes will delight you and entice you to make your next dessert fondue.
Fondue is such a fun way to enjoy a luscious dessert. It is sure to make any gathering a success in the sweet department.
A terrific idea is to get a few different fondue pots going with a different recipe in each one. A lovely variety will give your guests a chance to indulge their taste buds again and again.
If you are looking for a higher quality chocolate than your average chocolate chip, consider the chocolate available at Candyland Crafts or at some of the other places online.
Melt chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan (or electric skillet at 200 degrees). Stir in sugar. Gradually add evaporated milk, stirring continually. When it is well blended,add the vanilla. Continue heating until thick and creamy. If mixture gets too thick, you can add a little bit of regular milk as needed and stir through.
Heat chocolate and half and half in saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in chosen flavoring. Pour into fonduepot or chafing dish to keep warm.
Melt chocolate over low heat in a heavy saucepan. Stir in both milks until well mixed. Heat through stirring constantly. Transfer to fondue pot and place over burner.
Place chocolate and half and half in a medium saucepan. Heat at low until melted. Add the peppermint extract and stir through. Pour into fondue pot or chafing dish. Thin if needed by adding 1-2 Tbs. of milk.
In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and whipping cream over medium heat. Stir constantly. Dissolve coffee in hot water and add to chocolate. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well. (Makes about 2 cups).
All of these chocolate fondue recipes can be served with an assortment of tasty tidbits to dip into them. Here are a few ideas for you to choose from. You may even decide to try something different that sounds tempting to you.
Try a selection of bite-size chunks of various fruits such as pineapple, strawberries, cherries, dates, orange slices, melon, grapes, pears, apples, kiwi, and bananas. (If you pre-slicethe apples, pears, or bananas, be sure to dip them or sprinkle them in lemon or pineapple juice to prevent discoloration).
Other great choices are marshmallows, pretzels, cookies, miniature donuts, pound cake, or angelfood cake.
For more variety, you can prepare another selection of items for after your dippers are covered in chocolate. Try rolling them in granola, chopped peanuts, chopped cashews, or coconut. The kids might like to try colored sprinkles. Now we are really starting to get decadent.
Try these different chocolate fondue recipes until you decide which one is right for you. Of course, you may be like me and discover you love them all. No problem. You'll just have to have a fondue night more often! Have a great time!
...and don't forget, no double dipping!
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