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Chocolate Fondue for Two

Chocolate Fondue for Two

Fondue is, without a doubt, one of my favorite things. There’s just something satisfying about dipping bread or fruit into a pot of melted cheese or chocolate. Fondue is versatile in that it can go from being a fun party food to a romantic dessert, all depending on the setting. I couldn’t share my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes and not share one for chocolate fondue, which, to me, is the quintessential Valentine’s dessert.

Chocolate fondue is incredibly simple to make. All you have to do is melt the chocolate and cream together the same way you would to make ganache. Once the chocolate is melted, add in your choice of liqueur and you’re set. It takes more time to prep the things to dip in it than it does to make the fondue. Don’t have a fondue pot? No problem. After melting the chocolate, you can simply pour it into a dish and serve immediately. The fondue pot will keep the chocolate melted, of course, but this fondue is so delicious that I can’t imagine it thickening before you’re able to finish eating it. This fondue is intensely chocolaty, and you can add different flavors to it by using different liqueurs. Like I mentioned yesterday, I can’t resist the combination of coffee and chocolate, so it should come as no surprise that I add either Kahlua or Starbuck’s Coffee Liqueur to my fondue. I bet this would also taste amazing with Grand Marnier. It’s really up to you. Regardless of which liqueur you decide to use, this fondue will make an elegant, romantic and luscious dessert.

Chocolate Fondue for Two

Chocolate Fondue for Two
Ingredients:
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or broken into chunks
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons liqueur
Fruit, pound cake, cheesecake, etc., for dipping

Directions:
Combine chocolate and cream in a medium bowl. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer over medium-low heat, then reduce heat to low. Set the bowl of chocolate over the pot of barely simmering water, making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Stir frequently until all the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir in liqueur.

Transfer the chocolate to a fondue pot and keep warm over low heat or a low flame. Alternately, transfer to a small serving bowl. Serve immediately with fruit and other items for dipping.

Adapted from The Everything Fondue Cookbook by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson


  • Blog is the New Black

    Looks decadent!

    • Courtney

      It definitely is! Mmmm :)

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    Fondue is perfect for Valentine’s Day – not only is it delicious, but it is also so fun to eat. Thanks for sharing!

    • Courtney

      It really is. I love interactive foods, which is why fondue is at the top of my list of favorites.

  • http://www.happywhennothungry.com Happy When Not Hungry

    Love fondue… looks delicious! Love your photos as well!

    • Courtney

      Thanks!

  • http://www.greatfood360.com Adriana

    How scrumptious! You also scored some beautiful strawberries!

  • http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com Amy (Sing For Your Supper)

    I CANNOT resist fondue! Have you ever tried dipping those little butter mints in it?! SO good! :) These pictures are beautiful! Makes me crave chocolate! :)

    • Courtney

      No, but that sounds awesome! Thanks for the suggestion, Amy. I will definitely have to try that!

  • The Food Hound

    I would dip anything into chocolate… my camera, the Doberhound… anything! Looks great!

  • http://flourdusted.blogspot.com/ briarrose

    Oh my that looks good. What a wonderful couples treat.

  • Kristen

    That looks wonderful! I would love to make that for my hubby and me (it’s our fist married valentines day)…is liquor necessary for the recipe? We are on a budget but I have made a fondue before without it and it didn’t really keep smooth/silky…thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Courtney

      You can certainly make it without. I just like the extra flavor it provides. This fondue is plenty smooth/silky on its own, so I don’t think you’ll have any problems omitting the liqueur. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful first Valentine’s! :)

      • Kristen

        Thanks!! :)

  • ehbrooke

    That looks great, what a wonderful idea! Do you have suggestions for if you don’t have a fondue pot? Can you transfer the melted chocolate directly into the serving bowl and eat?

  • http://www.wendyweekendgourmet.blogspot.com Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet)

    Hubby has to work late on Valentine’s, so I’m cooking us a nice meal instead. This would be a great dessert…get some berries and chunk up some pound cake or angel food and voilla! I have Kahlua and GM on hand too…hmmm…

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