Happy Valentine – Chocolate Fondue – Two Delicious Recipes

Happy Valentine – Chocolate Fondue – Two Delicious Recipes

Are you an old pro when it comes to making delicious desserts? Do your guests rave about your cakes and pies? The next time you have company over for dessert, why not try something different. Chocolate fondue has been in and out of fashion since the seventies and most people have tried it at least once. But if you want to try something new and exciting There are many different dessert fondues out there to satisfy just about anyone with a sweet tooth.

Recently dark chocolate has been in the news being declared as a new heart-healthy food. Dark chocolate retains more flavonoids that other varieties of chocolate such as milk chocolate, white chocolate, cocoa or chocolate syrup. New research has also determined that eating a diet high in flavonoids helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Obviously this doesn’t mean that you should run to the store to buy some candy bars. But it does mean that when eaten in moderation, dark chocolate can be a healthy choice as a dessert.

And whether it is good for you or not, who can resist a fondue pot of hot melted chocolate just waiting for you to dip something into it. What better way to enjoy strawberries, bananas, and other ripe fruits. But don’t stop there. Be sure to try dunking some salty treats into the chocolate such as pretzels and potato chips. Mixing sweet and salty foods creates a unique flavor that you are sure to enjoy.

So not only is chocolate delicious, but it is now considered a heart-healthy food as well. Those are some excellent reasons to add a few chocolate fondue recipes to your recipe book. Why not try one of these chocolate fondue recipes tonight?

  • Dark Chocolate Fondue
  • 12 ounces Premium Dark Chocolate (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Kahlua or other coffee liqueur (optional)
  1. Over low flame, heat whipping cream until warm (DO NOT BOIL)
  2. Slowly add the chopped dark chocolate while stirring
  3. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth
  4. Stir in liqueur

To Dip:
Strawberries, Bananas, Sliced Apple, Cubes of Pound Cake, Cubes of Angel Food Cake, Pretzel Sticks, Chunks of Pineapple, Marshmallows, Potato Chips

  • Mint Chocolate Fondue
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Peppermint Liqueur
  • 8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate
  1. Warm the heavy cream over medium-low heat
  2. Add liqueur
  3. Grate the chocolate or break into small pieces and slowly add to mixture while stirring
  4. Stir until the chocolate is melted

To Dip:
Candied Fruit, Pears, Peach Slices, Cubes of Pound Cake, Cubes of Angel Food Cake

 

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2 thoughts on “Happy Valentine – Chocolate Fondue – Two Delicious Recipes

  1. I’m a sucker for anything chocolate but black chocolate holds a special place in my heart, or better said, in my hip area haha. I cook a lot but somehow I don’t seem to tackle desserts and sweets that often, I mostly bake some brownies and cupcakes and call it a day. This is so easy, there is no room for screw ups, I have to try it asap.

    PS: Any ideas if these could be veganised? My cousin recently started following a vegan diet and this would be a great surprise for her. Thanks a million!

  2. I LOVE Fondue. I had my first fondue at the restaurant “The Melting Pot” and instantly fell in love with the dessert fondue. I like your recipes. I’ve actually never seen a mint chocolate fondue recipe before. My favorite is the classic dark chocolate with Kahlua added. The Kahlua brings it up a notch in depth. Aside from fruit, I usually do cheesecake bites, marshmallows, and brownies. Your suggestion of angel food cake sounds DIVINE especially with strawberries 😀

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