Every adult loves fondue, but kids love chocolate fondue! It is easy and fun to make, but as you can imagine, can be quite messy. Best served outside under supervision to prevent “double dipping”! For richer chocolate flavor you may use all bittersweet chocolate.
1 cup milk or cream (cream is richer and smoother)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
1/2 pound semisweet or milk chocolate, chopped fine
A platter of fun items to dip like:
Pound cake cut into cubes
Hard fruits like apples and pears, sliced
Bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
Dried fruits like apricots, persimmons
Pretzels or pretzel sticks
Bring the milk or cream to a simmer and remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla and chocolate until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Put the chocolate into a fondue pot and keep warm.
Using long toothpicks or wooden skewers, guests dip the cake, fruits, etc. into the fondue- no double dipping please!!!
YIELD: 12 servings
SOURCE: Chef Jamie Smith
VARIATIONS: You can add some cinnamon to the cream for Mexican style chocolate, or use Gianduja chocolate (hazelnut flavor) for a nutty taste. Any flavored liqueur can be added to the fondue for a flavor twist. Try experimenting and have fun with fondue!