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Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is the epitome of decadence! A fun and crowd-pleasing dessert that is not only easy to make but can be made ahead and reheated. Serve with your favorite dippers, like fresh fruit, marshmallows and cookies.
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  • 1 ½ cups (335 ml) heavy cream
  • 9 ounces (255g) bittersweet chocolate , chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • 9 ounces (255g) milk chocolate , chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cognac, (optional)
  • Dippers such as fruits (strawberries and bananas are a favorite!), brownies, marshmallow, cookies, etc.



  • Heat the heavy cream and the salt in a saucepan, over medium heat, until steaming.
  • Remove from heat and add the chocolate. Let it stand for a couple of minutes, then whisk or stir until melted.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and, if using, the cognac.
  • Adjust the texture by adding more heavy cream or chocolate if needed. Heavy cream will thin it out and chocolate will thicken.
  • Pour into a fondue pot and serve with your favorite dippers!


Make Ahead: Chocolate fondue can be made 3-4 days ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to reheat it. I don't recommend freezing it as it can become grainy.
Reheating Chocolate Fondue: Reheat on the stove, using a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, just put a saucepan of water over medium-high heat. Once it starts steaming, turn the heat to a simmer and set a bowl with the chocolate fondue on top of the saucepan. Stir the fondue often, until it is back to the original creamy consistency. You can add a little more heavy cream if needed. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the microwave, in 30 seconds increments. Make sure to stir in between increments, until heated through and back to a smooth consistency.
Nutrition: Nutrition values are only for the chocolate fondue and do not include the dippers.


Calories: 506kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 308mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 672IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 3mg