Make family fondue nights a new tradition! It is a fun and easy way to make lasting memories for everyone in the family!
It's Friday Fondue Fun Day! You can not not have fun while dipping stuff in chocolate. If you don't have fun dipping stuff in chocolate there is something wrong with you.
Go seek help.
I needed a basic chocolate fondue recipe that was tried-and-true and perfect.
This is it.
This is perfect, and it's easy, and it's delicious, and if you plopped me into a vat of this I would swim around and really REALLY enjoy myself.
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark, milk, or white. Your choice.)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon REAL vanilla
you can doctor this up with:
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon rum
1 tablespoon Peppermint Schnapps
1 tablespoon Bailey's Irish Cream
1 teaspoon peppermint, orange, coconut, etc. extract
healthy pinch of espresso powder
The proportions here fit into a Little Dipper.
Although the booklet that comes with the Little Dipper says that it only holds 1 cup of contents, I successfully proved this wrong with my earth-shattering discovery that a whole can of Progresso Clam Chowder fits perfectly.
If you do not have a Little Dipper (psst. the holidays are coming...) you can put an oven-safe dish inside of a larger crockpot. (pyrex, corningware, etc)
Do not add water.
There's no need to create a water bath for melting chocolate in the crockpot. It melts nice and slow.
Or! you can quintuple the recipe and have a good ol' time.
Put chocolate chips in the crockpot.
Add the heavy cream and teaspoon of vanilla.
Plug in and cook on low (or the ON setting for the LD) for about an hour. Stir.
Serve with apple chunks, banana slices, cubes of pound cake, strawberries, or marshmallows.
Or all of them and invite me over.
Simple and easy and wonderful and amazing.
The kids liked the marshmallows the best, surprise, surprise.
Fondue Friday is becoming a favorite in our house (even though I really do it on Thursday, but whatever. The things I do for you people...) :-D