Chocolate Fondue Recipe2013-05-25
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Decadent chocolate fondue is oh so easy with the right chocolate fondue recipe.
I have included 3 recipes here, each a bit different, but equally easy and most important – equally delicious!
There is something about chocolate that makes it almost everyone’s favorite indulgence.
But don’t let chocolate fondue’s romantic reputation stop you from making this treat at any time. It’s also great for girls night and makes a fun family dessert treat.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe with Whipping Cream
- 8 ounces (8 squares) semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/3 cup whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons brandy or Amaretto almond liqueur (optional)
Melt the chocolate and whipping cream in the microwave on medium for 2 to 3 minutes or in a saucepan on the stove at medium low heat. Blend until smooth.
Stir in the brandy or Amaretto. If you don't want to use liqueur, just use an extra 3 tablespoons of the cream.
Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and keep warm.
Toll House Chocolate Fondue Recipe
2 cups (1 – 12 ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 ounces of sweet baking chocolate, cut up
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the chocolate pieces, sweetened condensed milk, milk butter and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Stir over medium low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and keep warm to serve.
Makes 3 cups
One last twist on the traditional chocolate fondue recipe -
1 4-ounce package sweet baking chocolate, broken up
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup light cream or milk
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
In a heavy saucepan combine chocolates, cream, sugar, and coffee crystals. Heat and stir over low heat till melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in liqueur.
Pour into a fondue pot; keep warm over low heat.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Of course, what would chocolate fondue be without great dippers? Any of the following are wonderful dipped into the rich, melted chocolate mixture. Make sure the dippers are cut into bite sized pieces so everyone can just pop these delights right into their mouth.
- Strawberries (Chocolate dipped strawberries are a favorite!)
- Banana slices (thickly sliced)
- Pineapple chunks, fresh or canned. Just make sure the canned chunks are well drained.
- Fresh or maraschino cherries (again well drained if you use maraschino cherries
- Peeled wedges of kiwi fruit
- Pear or apple slices
- Slices of star fruit
- Cubes of cake – especially more solid cakes like pound cake or angel food cake
- Cookies – Plain cookies work well, or try chocolate chip cookies or meringues.
- Dried apricots.
- Graham crackers
- Large pieces of nuts, like pecans. Be careful with this one though, as you will have to dip the nuts into the warm chocolate by hand instead of with a dipping fork.
You may think of other dippers you want to try as well. Just make sure they are solid enough not to fall into the chocolate and change it’s taste and make sure that all canned or bottled ingredients are well dried before dipping.
- Try replacing the regular chocolate with white chocolate in any of these recipes for a different taste treat.
Did You Know?…
Chocolate fondue seems like the ultimate luxury – rich delicious chocolate melted over yummy fruits, cakes and other treats.
So romantic too. It’s the perfect feed each other food.
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