Chocolate Fondue

Total Time:
15 min
10 min
5 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, reserve 1/4 cup to thin if fondue begins to thicken
  • 4 bittersweet chocolate bars, chopped, 3 1/2 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico or Amaretto liqueur, optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts or almonds, optional
  • Suggested Dippables, choose 3 or 4 selections of the following:
  • Hazelnut or almond biscotti
  • Salted pretzel sticks
  • Cubed pound cake
  • Sliced bananas
  • Stem strawberries
  • Sectioned navel oranges
  • Ripe fresh diced pineapple

Heat 1/2 cup cream in a heavy non-reactive saucepot over moderate heat until cream comes to a low boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add chocolate. Let the chocolate stand in hot cream 3 to 5 minutes to soften, then whisk chocolate together with the cream. Stir in liqueur and/or chopped nuts and transfer the fondue to a fondue pot or set the mixing bowl on a rack above a small lit candle. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in reserved cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency. Arrange your favorite dippables in piles on a platter along side chocolate fondue with fondue forks, bamboo skewers or seafood forks, as utensils, for dipping.

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    For those of us using the metric system that is 150 ml cream and to 100 g of 70 % chocolate. You can also heat the cream and chocolate together in the microwave for 2 min on medium power.
    I ,add this recipe with the powdered sugar, cocoa and butter because I couldn't find bittersweet bars. It turned out horrible. It was all grainy and lumpy and greasy. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but now I have alot left over and not sure how to fixit. At suggestions?
    We made it without the liqueur and it was great! We didn't have a fondue pot either and it stayed warm and melted.
    It was a simple and delicious recipe, once I realized the chocolate quantity should be 3.5 ounces *TOTAL*, not per bar. So, the first time through was a disaster. Second time, worked like a charm.
    YUM!! We used Callebaut semisweet callets (small discs that I found at Whole Foods, added Frangelico, and made it in a fondue pot. Absolutely perfect. We tried earlier with 72% dark chocolate and it was much too rich for us.
    Our family Christmas meal theme for 2010 is French Foods and we all love fondu with cakes & fruit. I modified this recipe using 10 TBS cocoa, 10 TBS powered sugar with 3 TBS butter replacing the bittersweet chocolate. Amaretto liqueur adds softness to the strong chocolate mixture. Tripling the recipe will serve a dozen people.
    This recipe worked well for me when I made a couple of chages. It worked better with a double boiler and adding a pinch of salt. I did add amaretto for flavor and would have used almond flavoring if I wasn't adding alcohol. Never had the bitterness or lack of flavor some reviews mentioned and had no problem with consistency.
    I'm not a very good cook... so I try to stick with "easy" recipes. This became a disaster for me. I tried to sweeten the mixture. Mistake! I may try it again with semi-sweet or milk chocolate.
    This recipe was very good, but not as easy as I thought. I prefer just buying ready made chocolate. The simplist one I found is a liquid one I bought online.
    This was a huge hit at a party I brought this to. Everyone loved it and it was so, so easy.
    The recipe came out too thick and rich. Recommend using less chocolate and more cream.
    Ok, the 1 star-ers of the rating bunch must not have estrogen in them! Chocolate and cream and dip more sweet things in them?! Hello! SO GOOD! I silenced a table of my girlfriends with this. Try it with contreau!
    I loved this recipe; the fondue comes out pretty much like dark chocolate (my favorite)...but you can make it with milk chocolate also for a sweeter dessert.
    I would have used sweetened chocolate instead of the semi
    This fondue is always a big hit with family and friends! I leave out the nuts though. There is such a variety of treats to dip. Fresh fruit and pretzels are yummmy for any chocoholic like me.
    Retchel does it again.
     If you follow this it will be bitter and lumpy and an overall waste of chocolate.
     Ina Garten does it 1000% better, use her recipe and you will get success!
    I had never made chocolate fondue before, so was a bit nervous. This came together wonderfully and I had no problems whatsoever. It was just the right consistency to stick to the fruit and other dippers. I was able to reheat it also, just needed to add a little more cream.
    i think you make the best recipes in the woorld
    I love that recipes I'll try it someday..
    I just love fondue!
    DH got a fondue pot for the holidays and we wanted to break it out. So we searched for a nice easy recipe to start with- this was it. And it was so yummy!! (we left out the nuts- not the frangelico though!!)We have made it 3 times in the last month.
    This chocolate fondue was a sweet ending to our friends and fondue night. Having some left over, we ended up using it as a hot fudge topping for ice cream sundaes a few days later.
    Really easy to put together. Great flavor and lots of fun!
    I made this for a last minute New Year's Eve party and it was the hit of the night! I can't believe I have never made chocolate fondue before, since i love chocolate- but now i will go to this when i need a show stopper!
    Rachel usually at least tries to be healthy. Oh well. This is so delicious, and rich, it will satisfy. Particularly tasty w/ strawberries.
    My daughter has very little interest in cooking, but even she enjoyed preparing this fondue. Thanx for the tips!
    I used candy bars imported from Croatia from the Mediterranean grocery store and used some caramel Torani syrup instead of the liquor. The biggest hit of the dippers was Boudoir lady fingers. I doubled the recipe for about 20 people and had a ton leftover. Everyone really loved it though.
    What more can I say - it's a good one and you can experiment to change it around.
    This was so easy to make, and it tastes amazing! I didn't have any amaretto, so I added some coffee liquer instead. Highly Recommended!
    Delicious with or without liquer. Suggest that you use a crock pot instead of fondue pot, as it burns very easily. Thank you, Rachel.
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