I have made a super simple fondue recipe for years. For this year’s New Year’s Day fondue party I changed it up just a little and I LOVED the flavor.
I only have one fondue pot so each year I make my chocolate fondue in a small slow cooker. I start it about an hour before I plan to eat, and then it also is still cooking while we begin our dinner. After we finish our cheese fondue I wash out the pot and then transfer the chocolate into it, but you could just as well serve it in a slow cooker. In fact I used to just use an extension cord and keep it plugged in at the table.
12 oz (2 cups) of your favorite chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons chocolate liqueur (I used Godiva.)
Just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and turn it on, stirring about every half hour. I read somewhere to add butter and tried it. It was completely unnecessary done in the slow cooker so don’t do it! But the flavor this year was probably my favorite ever. Adding more cream and the vanilla kept the chocolate from becoming too bitter. I thought it was perfect.
Eating it is the best part of course! The kids’ faces are always so fun to watch as they indulge in all the chocolate they can possibly eat!
For dippers this year we used pound cake, marshmallows, rice krispie squares, strawberries, and pretzel sticks. Each of us have our favorites. I prefer the less sweet dippers, but they are all good.
This is one of my favorite family parties. If you haven’t ever done fondue just grab a slow cooker and some forks and have fun. That’s what we did for years before getting the fondue pot. The fondue tastes just as good! 🙂
(While our family chooses not to drink alcohol we do use it in cooking.)
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