Dark chocolate fondue recipe

dark chocolate fondue

This dark chocolate fondue recipe was our dessert after very heavy meal of beer cheese fondue. I wouldn't normally recommend making two such heavy dishes, but I have recipes to try and pictures to take. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

I regret nothing!

We ate it up with almond butter cookies from Trader Joe’s, biscotti, pretzel rods, strawberries, and dried apricots. We also opened up a bottle of port and shared that. Between the chocolate, the wine, and the good company, I’d say we made some friends for life. 

This recipe is very similar to the easy chocolate fondue recipe, but it calls for dark chocolate chips. I certainly prefer this dark chocolate fondue recipe myself because it’s less sweet, but please tell us in the comments which one you like the best. 

I melt the chocolate and other ingredients in a double boiler on the stove and then transfer the fondue to a ceramic pot heated with a tea light. It’s so easy to burn chocolate and it tastes so awful when you do that I avoid using metal fondue pots and pots heated by gel or alcohol burners to prepare or serve chocolate fondue. You could use an electric fondue pot on low heat, but I think the deep bowl of my ceramic pot lets me get a nice, thick layer of chocolate on my strawberries and whatnot. 

Check out the fondue pots page for more information. 


  • 12-ounce bag (2 cups) of dark or semisweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • optional: 2 tbs brandy
  • optional: sugar to taste

Suggestions for dark chocolate fondue dippers

  • marshmallows
  • your favorite cookies
  • Monterey Jack cheese cubes (Just do it. It's delicious more than you know.)
  • cold pound cake cubes 
  • banana chunks
  • pretzel rods 
  • pineapple chunks (canned in water and drained is fine)
  • mandarin pieces 
  • strawberries 
  • ladyfingers 
  • seedless grapes 
  • pitted cherries

Check out my chocolate fondue dippers page for more ideas, or leave suggestions in the comments below!


  1. Plate your chosen dippers and set them on the table.  
  2. Add the chocolate chips, cream, and liquor to a double-boiler or your electric fondue pot. Heat over low heat. 
  3. Stir until melted and smooth. If you used a double boiler, transfer the fondue to the pot to serve. 
  4. Make sure everyone has their own fondue fork and access to the fondue dippers.
dark chocolate fondue and red wine

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