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