Thursday, January 31, 2008

Easy Desserts: Chocolate Fondue

With Valentines day coming up, you might not want to spend all day in the kitchen whipping up dessert for you and your sweetie to share!
Well, here is the perfect solution! This fondue can be made up to three days in advance! And its super easy to make! Just check it out!!!

Chocolate Fondue
Grocery List:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 lb bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 to 3 Tbsp coffee or hazelnut liqueur (opt.)

Dippers: fresh pear slices, crisp ladyfingers, dried apricots, marshmallows, strawberries, basically any fruit, graham cracker's, etc.

How to make it:
1. In a 4-cup microwave-safe bowl, heat cream on high just until steaming, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

2. Add the chocolate; let stand until shiny and softened, about 3 minutes. Add the liqueur and whisk until smooth.

3. Transfer to a ceramic fondue pot or ceramic chafing dish and keep warm over an alcohol burner or votive candle. (You can also use a very small slow-cooker, set on low.)
Serve immediately with Dippers.

Plan Ahead: You can make fondue up to 3 days ahead and refrigerate. Reheat gently in microwave until hot and whisk to recombine just before serving. Rinse and dry fruit up to 2 hours before serving; keep at room temperature. Cut pears just before serving.

Nutritional Information:
Makes 16 servings
15g fat
2g fiber
5 WW points


Emily said...

We love chocolate fondue! The Ghirardelli bittersweet chips work great (60% cocoa I think?). Here's what we love to dip: bananas, pretzels, graham cracker sticks, rice crispy treats (my favorite!), angel food cake, Oreos, strawberries, and pineapple to name a few.

The Gourmet Momma said...

yummo emily! great suggestions! I too love pretzels, I cant believe I forgot to add those to the list! I have never tried rice crispy treats, but I will now! YUMM!!! Thanks so much for sharing with our readers!

Mandy said...

ooo, this looks yummy! I think this will be our family's valentine treat.
Would you be willing to be a "guest chef" on my blog? I'd love to have a kid-friendly idea from you. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous.
Best wishes,

the gourmet momma said...

I would love to do that! :) I will be writing you soon!