From Cheese to Chocolate, These Are the Best Fondue Recipes to Make on Valentine's Day
Hot cheese doesn't usually sound super sexy, but on Valentine's Day, it's nothing short of romantic. Fondue is fun and different, and it's surprisingly easy to make: meaning, there's no reason why you can't ring in the romance this year with one of these mouthwatering recipes. While you can't go wrong with the staple cheese dip, there are also countless other fondue recipes that are equally delicious and alluring. From a salted caramel masterpiece that pairs exceptionally well with crisp apples to a hazelnut liqueur creation that's intoxicatingly divine, this curated list of recipes is good enough to make you blush.
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember when you add love to these romantic recipes. Complete with ideas that are easy to make and even easier to eat to recipes that are sure to wow your significant other like never before, there's nothing on this list that won't make your taste buds swoon. Keep reading to see the best fondue recipes, ahead.
15-Minute Cheese Fondue
Want to make the cheesiest and easiest fondue? This recipe is just what you need. Just grab a fondue pot and get excited! You can pair this recipe with everything from ripe pears to toasted ravioli.
Four-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue
Craving chocolate? Good! This easy fondue recipe only calls for the essentials (aka heavy cream, dark and milk chocolate, and vanilla extract). Once you whip up this rich masterpiece, just add fresh fruit, bread slides, or marshmallows to dip into it.
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Salted Caramel Fondue
Rich, salty, and perfectly sweet, this caramel fondue will wake up your taste buds like never before. The best part is, if you pair it with apple slices, each bite will taste like a caramel apple. Yes, please!
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White Wine and Swiss Cheese Fondue
Fancy, classy, and delicious — that's exactly what this creamy fondue is. With a dash of white wine and a whole lot of Swiss cheese, this fondue will make your taste buds come to life when you enjoy it with warm French bread and crisp apples. Oh, and of course, a bottle of wine!
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Spinach and Artichoke Fondue
Imagine: spinach and artichoke dip, but better. This fondue recipe is rich, creamy, and oh so flavorful, meaning every time you make it you'll get a ton of compliments in the kitchen. Be sure to grab fresh veggies and warm bread to dip into your new favorite snack.
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Winter Cheese Board With German Beer Cheese Fondue
Make the charcuterie board of your cheese-loving dreams when you prepare this intricate feast. Complete with German beer cheese, blue cheese, mild cow's milk cheese, fresh seasonal fruit, dried fruit, prosciutto, nuts, honey, crackers, and dark chocolate, we'll just say that it doesn't get much better.
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Creamy Chocolate Fondue
The best part about this classic fondue recipe is that you can use it as a jumping off point to make other delicious flavors. Thinking about whipping up s'mores fondue? Just stir in softened marshmallow cream to the chocolate and top it off with crushed graham crackers. What about a peanut butter dip? All you have to do is swirl in some peanut butter with the fondue. The options are endless!
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Soft Pretzel Sticks With Pumpkin Beer Fondue
If you're missing the rich flavors of fall, this pumpkin beer fondue will cure your cravings. Homemade soft pretzels take this recipe to the next level and give your taste buds an experience like never before. Dunk your fresh pretzel bites into the beer-infused sauce, and you'll be transported to cloud nine.
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Three-Ingredient Caramel Fondue
The best thing about this recipe is that you don't need a fancy fondue pot! You can microwave the ingredients together or throw them into a crockpot, and your work here is done. Pair the creamy caramel fondue with apple slices, pretzels, pears, and more.
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French Onion Cheese Fondue
You heard it here first: three-cheese fondue is even better when you add deeply caramelized onions to the mix. Fontina, butterkäse, and shredded grand cru cheese work together to make this the gooey dip of your dreams. Just add warm pretzel bites for best results.
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Smoky Three-Cheese Fondue With Toasted Garlic Buttered Croissants
If you like cheese, you'll love this mouthwatering fondue. Complete with smoked gouda, gruyere, and Swiss cheese, this fondue has a rich pairing of flavors that tastes even better when eaten with croissants. Enjoy!
Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue
Made with just five ingredients, this fondue recipe can be prepared in no time. Just mix chocolate chips, heavy cream, butter, hazelnut liqueur, and toasted hazelnuts together, and voilà, dessert is ready! Pair this sweet treat with crackers, pretzels, fruit, and more.
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Spicy and Stout Cheese Fondue
Looking for a whole new kind of fondue? This cheese-filled recipe is for you. Made with sharp cheddar, garlic, chipotle pepper, and stout beer, you'll get a range of flavors like never before.
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Chocolate and Cherry Fondue
This four-ingredient recipe is about to make its way onto your favorite dessert list. With chocolate, heavy cream, and cherry liqueur, you can whip up this delicious recipe in no time. We suggest getting berries, donut holes, or sweet apples to pair it with.
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Nutella Chocolate Fondue
Made with just two ingredients, this fondue recipe is as easy as it gets. All you need is a hazelnut spread (like Nutella) and a dash of heavy cream to make this decadent dessert come to life. Pair it with fruit, pound cake, shortbread cookies, and more.
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Ready to take fondue night to the next level? Here you go. This Newcastle recipe is made with garlic, gruyère cheese, and beer, meaning it's not only easy to make, but it's even easier to enjoy. Dig in!
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Three-Cheese Spinach Artichoke Fondue Dip
Gruyère, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese are paired together to make this drool-worthy fondue. If you really want to wow your guests, serve it in a hot bread bowl so it looks even more impressive.
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Everything Bagels With Aged Monterey Jack, Pale Ale, and Hatch Pepper Fondue
Yeah, cream cheese is good, but have you had bagels with aged Monterey Jack, pale ale, and hatch pepper fondue? We didn't think so. This recipe makes the richest, creamiest, and hands down best bagel-dipping sauce ever, so get ready to dive in. Enjoy!
Dill Havarti Fondue
Hello, dill-flavored cheese! This five-ingredient fondue is easy to make and easy to eat. The fun dill flavor gives the recipe a kick, so be sure to make this when you're feeling adventurous.
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Toasted Fluffernutters With Cabernet Chocolate Fondue
Want to make something hands down delicious? We've got the recipe for you. If you've never had a toasted fluffernutter, now is your chance. You'll get to crunch into a marshmallow-stuffed sandwich that's coated in a cabernet chocolate fondue, and damn, is it good. Need we say more?
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Classic Swiss Fondue
Gooey and rich, this Swiss dish is meant to be lingered over with friends or a loved one, and is especially tasty during the chilly winter months. Pair this recipe with a bottle of white wine for the most drool-worthy results.
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Jarlsberg Fondue, Ham, and Tomato
What do you get when you pair a sandwich with fondue, you ask? A true masterpiece! This rich recipe will cure your lunch cravings and squash your dinner hankerings after just one bite.
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Gruyère Cheese Fondue
This fondue is full of the classic flavors you know and love, and wow, is it good. The warm cheese will effortlessly coat anything you dip in it, so try it with grapes, fresh veggies, cubed bread, and more.
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S’mores Fondue Dip
This s'mores dip is made with only three ingredients in the microwave, and it's made in one bowl. What could be easier? Just add graham crackers!
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Rich pesto and creamy cheese work together to make this fondue one to remember. This delicious dip tastes like the best pasta sauce you've ever had, so don't say we didn't warm you! We suggest eating it with warm bread (Garlic bread, anyone?), broccoli, and even cooked noodles if you want to shake things up.
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Three-Cheese Mustard Fondue
Complete with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder, this fondue dip takes the traditional cheese recipe up a notch. Make this fondue if you're looking for the perfect segue into a meat-heavy dinner — the flavors pair so well together.
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Pomegranate Arancini With Goat Cheese Fonduta
Looking to make something to go hand-in-hand with your fondue? These deep-fried risotto balls are it. You'll love how the tangy pomegranates perfectly compliment the gooey, warm cheese. Topped off with finely chopped parsley, these bites are over-the-top delicious when eaten with the goat cheese fondue.
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Irish Dubliner Fondue
Take the traditional Swiss cheese fondue to a new level when you make this Irish twist. This pub-inspired dip features a sharp nutty cheese that melts well and tastes even better with pickles, nuts, and fruit.
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Beef Queso Dip
While this is technically a queso dip, the texture of the cheese is so creamy that the chef behind this recipe considers it fondue. Made with caramelized onions, ground beef, taco seasoning, and cheese, this savory appetizer was made to be eaten with warm chips and hearty pretzel bites.
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Bacon Jalapeño Football Fondue
Crisp bacon, spicy jalapeños, and crisp beer make this touchdown-worthy dip one that'll make your taste buds shout for joy. Just add sharp cheddar and cream cheese, and your work here is done.
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