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Chocolate Fondue Recipe

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This easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes and is full of so much flavor. Dip all your favorite treats in this decadent fondue that your friends and family will love. 

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

We love fondue in our house! About once a month we have a fondue night where we make our tasty cheese fondue recipe and then follow it up with our chocolate fondue recipe. It is a fun night that the kids always look forward to! 

If you are looking for a simple chocolate fondue recipe you have come to the right place. This recipe is so easy! All you need is milk chocolate, heavy whipping cream, sugar, butter, and orange liqueur (optional) to make a chocolate fondue that everyone will love. Dip all your favorite treats for a super fun fondue night that your family will be talking about until you make it again! 

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 (1.55-ounce) milk chocolate bars, broken into small pieces (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, sliced into cubes
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur or crème de cocoa (optional)

How to Make Chocolate Fondue

  • In a small pot, add the chocolate and melt over low heat, stirring often. Turn to medium heat and add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, butter, and salt. Cook and stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the butter has melted and the mixture has thickened.

  • Stir in orange or cocoa flavoring and bring to a slight boil. Continue boiling and stirring for at least 5 minutes to evaporate some of the alcohol while keeping the flavor. Transfer mixture to a fondue pot or ceramic bowl and keep warm.  

  • Serve with angel food cake cubes, marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, or any other foods of your choice.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you prefer you can omit the alcohol, but it adds a delicious flavor that you will love. Orange liqueur adds a hint of orange flavor that tastes so good. 
  • The alcohol will evaporate a little bit while it is cooking, but it will still have alcohol in it. If you are concerned, you can omit it completely.
  • Be sure to constantly stir the chocolate to prevent it from burning in the pan.
  • You do not need to soften or melt the butter before adding it to the pan. 
Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Storage

Before storing your chocolate fondue you will want to let it completely cool first. Once cooled, store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Reheating

To reheat your cooled chocolate fondue, you will want to warm it back up over low heat in a saucepan. Be sure to stir it to prevent burning. 

Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Can I use other kinds of chocolate when making fondue? 

Yes! If you like your fondue less sweet, you can use unsweetened chocolate, but the amount of granulated sugar should be increased to 1 ½ cups. Bittersweet or semisweet chocolate may also be used. 

What can I dip in my chocolate fondue?

There are so many possibilities to dip in your chocolate fondue. Try dipping:


  • Pretzels

  • Fruits 




  • Potato chips

  • Marshmallows
Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes and is full of so much flavor. Dip all your favorite treats in this decadent fondue that your friends and family will love.

Ingredients

  • 6 (1.55-ounce) milk chocolate bars, broken into small pieces (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, sliced into cubes
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur or crème de cocoa (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, add the chocolate and melt over low heat, stirring often. Turn to medium heat and add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, butter, and salt. Cook and stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the butter has melted and the mixture has thickened.
  2. Stir in orange or cocoa flavoring and bring to a slight boil. Continue boiling and stirring for at least 5 minutes to evaporate some of the alcohol while keeping the flavor. Transfer mixture to a fondue pot or ceramic bowl and keep warm.  
  3. Serve with angel food cake cubes, marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, or any other foods of your choice.

Notes

Serving Size: 6 (Makes 3 cups)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g

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