Chocolate fondue and Valentine's Day go hand in hand in my mind like cookies and Christmas and pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving. Translation: you just gotta have chocolate fondue around this time of year. Appropriately, today is National Chocolate Fondue Day! Now we have two excuses to make some gooey warm liquid chocolate. A year ago to celebrate Valentine's Day I hosted a fondue party for my girlfriends and I made chocolate fondue and a whole bunch of toppings. I made a vanilla cheesecake cut into cubes, pink heart shaped marshmallows, and had bananas and strawberries. It was beyond good, it was like heaven. For the recipe I used to make my chocolate fondue,
16 ounces chocolate (milk, dark or semisweet), broken in pieces
1/2 pint whipping cream
1/2 cup caramel topping
3 tablespoons Torani hazelnut syrup or favorite liqueur
- Place all ingredients in a ceramic fondue pot over low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is melted and smooth. Do not allow to bubble.
- Arrange an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods on a lazy Susan around fondue pot. Some suggestions are strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes, cherries, pound cake, marshmallows, raisins and shelled nuts.
- Spear with fondue forks or wooden skewers, dip, swirl and enjoy!