Fudge chocolate fondue recipe

fudge chocolate fondue

This fudge chocolate fondue recipe is an easy chocolate fondue recipe that you could probably make without making a special trip to the grocery store. 

We used the recipe from the Hershey's site, but I might have cheated and used another brand of cocoa powder that I already had on hand.

I really liked how this fudge chocolate fondue tasted a lot like brownie batter, which I could eat by the spoonful. Only the fondue was warm and I could dip pretzels and pound cake in it without being scolded by my mom. 

We served this fondue as dessert after our shrimp and grits fondue dinner. If you want to pair this with a wine, I recommend going in the direction of something sweet enough to complement the chocolate without being outdone by it, so a nice Port or Madeira would be lovely. If you prefer a dry wine, I'd suggest a Zinfandel or a Petite Sirah as either of those varieties will usually taste nice with chocolate, and not bitter. 

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Fudge chocolate fondue recipe


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (make sure you use cocoa powder and not hot chocolate mix!)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half, light cream, or evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Suggested dippers

  • frozen pound cake cubes
  • frozen cheese cake cubes
  • strawberries
  • thick banana slices
  • pineapple chunks
  • cherries (pits removed)
  • cookies
  • biscotti
  • pretzel rods
  • marshmallows
  • crispy pieces of bacon
  • potato chips

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  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. (I used my trusty double boiler). When the butter is melted, stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
  2. Add the cream and vanilla and stir until smooth and thoroughly heated. 

To serve

  1. Serve this easy chocolate fondue in ceramic fondue pot heated with a tealight or in an electric fondue pot on low heat. We used our cute little Hershey’s Kiss fondue pot
  2. Make sure each guest has at least one fondue fork and can easily access a plate or tray with an assortment of fondue dippers.

Other dessert fondue recipes:

Lemon cheesecake fondue

Mint chocolate fondue recipe

Matcha green tea fondue 

White Russian fondue recipe

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