Creamy and rich – enjoy the best chocolate fondue recipe and use the included list of dippers to host your own chocolate fondue!
The Best Chocolate Fondue Recipe
My mom has made this chocolate fondue recipe for her annual Christmas fondue party for over 20 years.
As soon as Zach and I owned our first house, we carried on the tradition.
We look forward to this party all year!
This fondue is wonderful for a dinner party or special occasion and exceeds the expectations of the pickiest of chocoholics.
And I promise, with the right chocolate, it is the BEST!!
Along with this fabulous chocolate fondue recipe, you will also find a list of dippers for chocolate fondue.
This chocolate fondue recipe would also do well as a chocolate fondue for a fountain.
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The Best Chocolate Fondue Recipe
My cooking philosophy is to keep it “healthy and easy.”
Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!
The key to a good chocolate fondue is investing in good chocolate. This is not the time to buy the cheapest option at the grocery store.
Invest in high-quality chocolate, and you will not be disappointed.
We are blessed to live next door to the amazing Wilbur Chocolate Factory.
If you want to experience the EXACT recipe then order 1 lb Wilbur Bronze Metal Semisweet Chocolate Wafers and 1 lb Wilbur Cashmere Milk Chocolate Blocks.
Even though I have been made this chocolate fondue a dozen times I still don’t have a double boiler.
I use a large pot, bring the water to a boil, turn it down to a simmer, place metal canning rings in the bottom, and nest a saucepan inside.
You can see here the reason for the metal rings is to keep the smaller pot level otherwise your fondue will run out. It also helps the water to heat the smaller pot more evenly.
I recommend mixing the non-chocolate ingredients first. Allow these to get warm and then add your chocolate chunks slowly.
Stir constantly. You do not want your fondue to burn. Chocoholics will taste the difference!
The result will be a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey taste of heaven.
Creamy and delicious.
I typically make this fondue a day or even several days ahead of my party, so I pour it into a glass batter bowl that I can then reheat in the microwave and pour into my fondue pots.
Be sure to use the list of dippers for chocolate fondue below!!
- Pretzel rods (1 bag)
- Marshmallows (1 bag)
- Strawberries, quartered (1 quart)
- Butter loaf pound cake, cubed (1 loaf)
- Mini peanut butter Ritz sandwiches (1 box)
- Bananas, thickly sliced (1 lg bunch)
- Mandarin oranges (1 can)
- Raspberries (1 pint)
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The BEST Chocolate Fondue
- Double boiler
- Fondue pot
- 2 c light cream
- 1 c butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c sugar
- 1 lb semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 1 lb milk chocolate baking chocolate
- 4 tsp vanilla
- Using a double boiler (or large pot with simmering water and smaller pot nested inside), melt the cream, butter,salt and sugar.
- Once mixture is melted gradually add the chocolate, stirring constantly. Do not allow chocolate to boil. Whisk until smooth.
- Turn off the heat and add vanilla. Pour directly into heated fondue pots or store in microwave-safe glass bowl for later.
- Allow fondue to cool completely in microwave and freezer safe glass bowl. Seal tightly and place in freezer. Can be safely deep frozen for up to 3 months. Reheat in microwave as needed. Does not need to be thawed first. Will soften quickly. Be careful not to overheat in microwave.