Brenda loves a sweet treat. If she's going to have dessert, she wants it to be a yummy homemade one like the one from this recipe!
An Easy and Delicious Chocolate Fondue
Believe it or not, I stumbled upon this chocolate fondue recipe from a quick Internet search.
My teenage sons wanted a chocolate fondue — one of them had won a 400 gram Toblerone chocolate bar as a prize. New Year's Eve was coming, and I was not feeling organized or motivated. We had all the ingredients for dipping in chocolate in the house — like the Best Ever Banana Bread, strawberries, fresh pineapple, apples, mandarin oranges, and bananas. However, we did not have a recipe for actually making the chocolate sauce.
My online search quickly unearthed a multitude of choices for the best-ever chocolate fondue recipe. Many were almost identical. Because of the last-minute nature of our planning, we chose an extremely simple recipe. A trip to the grocery store was in order for the lone missing ingredient -- whip cream.
How was I to know that this simple little recipe was so delicious?
How could I know that it was so delicious that I would be forced to "clean" my plate?
Am I glad there was no camera present at our little gathering? You bet! I cannot imagine a chocolate fondue recipe that could surpass this one.
Whether you are planning a fondue recipe for a special occasion like your anniversary, Valentine's Day, the Christmas season, New Year's Eve, or you simply want it as a special treat, this recipe is perfect. It is incredibly easy (just three ingredients for the chocolate sauce) and you can take my word for it that it is delicious!
The Best-Ever Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Serving size: This chocolate dessert recipe easily fed two adults and three teenagers. Note that we did have a lovely dinner beforehand, so if you're hungrier, you may need more.
- 6 tablespoons of whipping cream
- 400 gram Toblerone chocolate bar (14.1 oz)
- 1 tablespoon milk (optional)
- Melt the chocolate and the cream together, either slowly on your stovetop or in your microwave. Add up to 1 tablespoon of milk if your mixture seems too thick.
- Pour mix into your ceramic fondue pot and place it over a tea light. (These are small candles.)
- To maximize the flavor of your chocolate and your dippers, don't serve your fondue too hot!
Yes, that is it! The sauce is so simple and easy to put together. You will not believe how yummy it is.
Note that you should, however, prepare your dippers in advance. That will take a bit of time but the nice part is that you can use whatever appeals to you, and the majority of the work is done before your guests arrive!
Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate Bars with Honey and Almond Nougat
Toblerone was trademarked in 1909 and is actually an Alp in the mountains in Switzerland.
In the almost two pound triangular-shaped chocolate bar, there are 15 triangles of chocolate! It's a delicious chocolate. There are other varieties but this one is a combination of milk chocolate, honey and almond nougat.
Order your Toblerone chocolate from Amazon by clicking here and have it delivered directly to your front door.
As Many Dippers or Dunkables You Care to Prepare
For our fondue party, we used a pretty basic selection of dippers, including:
- The Best Ever Banana Bread
- Pineapple pieces
- Banana slices
- Apple slices
- Orange wedges
You can also choose from:
- Fresh fruit: strawberries, pineapple chunks, sliced bananas, orange and apple wedges, grapes, raspberries and blueberries.
- Cakes: sponge cake, angel cake, banana bread and pound cake.
- Other sweet treats: Biscotti, cookies, brownies, cheesecake and even doughnuts!
- Dried fruit: candied orange peel, raisins, figs, plums, apricots and cherries.
- Miscellaneous: anything goes! I have even seen salted pretzels, nuts, crystallized ginger, and marshmallows suggested. The possibilities are endless!
- Tradition states that if a lady loses her food into the fondue pot, she must kiss the gentleman who is sitting on her right.
- If a man loses his food in the fondue pot, he must empty his glass or provide another bottle of wine for the meal.
I am not sure how this applies to a chocolate fondue but I do know, that by the end of our fondue, a certain young gentleman and young lady were dueling in the pot over the last remaining strawberry. I think it was his strawberry, so maybe he owes us all a bottle! Kirsch, anyone???
- Truffles. Make truffles before your chocolate sauce hardens by shaping the chocolate into small balls using teaspoons.
- Hot chocolate. Heat a mug of milk, add a touch of vanilla and cinnamon and a spoon or two of your chocolate fondue mix. Now you have the best-ever hot chocolate!
It is too bad that one cannot eat chocolate fondue everyday! There are no shortage of recipes out there. If our simple one is not quite what you were looking for, perhaps one of the following links will be.
- Ina Garten's Chocolate Orange Fondue Recipe
Ina Garten adds orange zest and coffee to her fondue recipe.
- Martha Stewart's Chocolate Fondue for a Wedding
Two can enjoy this smaller take on fondue; set out a few plates at each table for convenient dipping.
- Rachael Ray's Recipe from Thirty Minute Meals (Frangelico or Amaretto)
Rachel Ray adds Frangelico or Amaretto liqueur and nuts to her recipe.
- Tyler Florence's Recipe (Torani hazelnut syrup)
Tyler Florence incorporates Torani hazelnut syrup and your favorite liqueur.
© 2009 Treasures By Brenda
Are you a fondue fan? Or maybe just a lover of all things chocolate?
Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on April 29, 2015:
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Iulia Boariu from London on February 15, 2015:
Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on May 02, 2014:
@lesliesinclair: It's been awhile for us, too!
lesliesinclair on January 14, 2014:
It's been a long time since I've had chocolate fondue, maybe it's time again.
receitadebrigadeiro on August 13, 2013:
I was looking for a fondue maker! Have you used that one form Cuisinart? Thanks for sharing! Nice lens!
pericaluic on July 31, 2013:
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pericaluic on July 31, 2013:
jacobwaugh on July 16, 2013:
Nice lens for chocolate lovers!
Mommy from The Fabulous Midwest on May 19, 2013:
I have a huge weakness for chocolate fondue. I like it on Rice Krispie treats made from organic rice cereal.
LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on May 01, 2013:
I luuuv chocolate! Yumm
LouisaDembul on March 06, 2013:
I'm a chocolate lover but have never had chocolate fondue! Must remedy asap.
Alessandro Zamboni from Italy on February 26, 2013:
Wonderful lens for chocolate lovers!
Elastara on February 17, 2013:
I love chocolates!!! So you can say I am a chocolate fondue fan too :).I love all things chocolate, be it chocolate ice-cream, chocolate cakes, chocolate sweets ... they are simply yummy yummy yummy!
chickie99 on February 15, 2013:
Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on February 08, 2013:
@anonymous: Thanks Tipi & for your blessing, too.
anonymous on February 05, 2013:
Congratulations on being in the top 100 in cooking!
anonymous on February 05, 2013:
Peeking back in and noticing my blessing from September is missing, have been finding that a lot, they seem to have just vanished because its about a year now before being to bring fresh dust.....leaving some here and hope it sticks this time around.
Fox Music on January 28, 2013:
Thanks for sharing this delicious lens "The Best-Ever Chocolate Fondue Recipe"
NibsyNell on January 15, 2013:
I'll eat anything with chocolate in it!
Lee from Derbyshire, UK on January 08, 2013:
I love chocolate but never really tried a fondue! Would love to though! :)
anonymous on January 07, 2013:
Mmmmmmmmmmmm! Oh! I could just taste that chocolate fondue! I would love to have some! Thanks for sharing this yummy lens!:-)
anonymous on December 13, 2012:
I don't cook much with chocolate anymore because hubby doesn't like sweets, but when we go out, I save room for a chocolate dessert! Great lens.
AJ from Australia on September 20, 2012:
I love your simple chocolate fondue recipe - my only problem is how quick and easy it is, especially with your rave recommendations. I don't need such simple temptation!
anonymous on September 10, 2012:
Returning after some long while, I was here in 2009 and had to search for Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate Bar with Honey and Almond Nougat and yes, they do it right and so do you....sprinkling a little angel dust over this deliciousness!
JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on September 02, 2012:
Chocolate is wonderful on everything!
TwistedWiseman on September 01, 2012:
I never understood what fondue meant up until now! I AM MAKING IT RIGHT NOW!
chinchilla-cages on August 30, 2012:
Great lens, got my taste buds going!
WriterJanis2 on August 19, 2012:
This is so making crave chocolate fondue.
Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on July 27, 2012:
An awesome lens! Your pictures and composition are amazing! Angel blessings**
Michey LM on July 19, 2012:
I am a fun of all fondue recipes, I simply love fondue. I feature your lens in my fondue lens. Thanks for a great lens.
Ashly Rain on July 16, 2012:
Love chocolate fondue but I also like fondue in general...cheese fondue is amazing. You've just made me very hungry and am thinking I have to visit our local fondue restaurant. Yum!
LadyFlashman from United Kingdom on July 09, 2012:
Oh. My. Gosh. This is the most deliciously mouthwatering lens I have ever seen.
KateHonebrink on May 16, 2012:
I've not had chocolate fondue, but now that I have the best-ever chocolate fondue recipe, I'm ready to go! Congratulations for being featured on the chocolate monsterboard!
aliciamaggie54 on April 26, 2012:
Sometimes I like chocolate. Chocolate fondue sounds really good.
Missmerfaery444 on April 22, 2012:
I make my chocolate fondue with Toblerone and cream too! And sometimes I add a little dark chocolate in as well. Toblerone makes amazing fondue and is gorgeous with fruit.
Monica Ranstrom on March 25, 2012:
Definitely a lover of all things chocolate. Love the idea of using Toblerone!
Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on March 24, 2012:
Ahh, NOW you've made me very hungry for chocolate fondue! Nice pictures, great lens ~ now I have a great appetite! B : )
puppyprints on March 04, 2012:
I have only had cheese fondues before, and loved it. This looks so good! I am going to have to try it.
anonymous on February 28, 2012:
looks delicious .. i like to try some
awesomedealz4u on February 16, 2012:
I love chocolate more than any other food group ;)
Bonfire Designs on February 13, 2012:
Chocolate fondues are awesome, I love them with everything!
BuckHawkcenter on February 13, 2012:
You definitely better invite me over for chocolate fondue! I am a lover of all things chocolate! And this looks way too good to pass up. Especially if you are serving :-)
anonymous on February 13, 2012:
Lover of chocolate and of the combination chocolate/fruit. I'd have it every single day!!!
RinchenChodron on February 13, 2012:
I love chocolate and I love fondue! We used to have fondu parties where each guest brought a fondu pot and something to dip - we also had hot oil, cheese etc. Wonderful - fun times. Great lens.
laporter79 lm on February 13, 2012:
A lover of all things chocolate, this is a great lens! Thanks for all the information, great content.
Toni Grundstrom from Minneapolis, MN on February 03, 2012:
Chocolate fondue is great. I will use this recipe in my chocolate fountain. I am leaving some SquidAngel dust for you.
BusyMOM LM on January 25, 2012:
I'm a big fan of chocolate fondue. And this is such a simple easy recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Carina99 on January 19, 2012:
Julia Morais on January 17, 2012:
I love all things chocolate.
Clairissa from OREFIELD, PA on January 17, 2012:
Absolutely!!! Anything chocolate is awesome in my book! Love this lens, it is quite yummy!
anonymous on January 05, 2012:
man am I wanting chocolate way to early in the morning now, sure is a great lens.
VarietyWriter2 on September 14, 2011:
Blessed by a Squid Angel :)
welovecocoa on September 08, 2011:
Very fun page! I love, love, love chocolate fondue. I use Xocai healthy chocolate for my fondue so not only do I get the delicious chocolate fondue, but I also get the highest antioxidants. I'll have to try some of your add-ins for my next fondue adventure. :)
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on August 21, 2011:
Now I am hungry.Very hungry!
anonymous on June 27, 2011:
Really awesome lens!
WorldVisionary3 on June 24, 2011:
Wow - my mouth sure is watering now!
Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on June 02, 2011:
Chocolate is amazing. I'm definitely a lover of all things chocolate. Very yummy lens!
blanckj on June 01, 2011:
OMG! Chocolate is the best.
TheresaMarkham on April 12, 2011:
We tried to make chocolate fondue a little while back, but couldn't get the right consistency. Looking forward to trying your VERY simple - and yummy-sounding - recipe. Great lens!
anonymous on March 02, 2011:
anonymous on February 22, 2011:
Very nice lens
anonymous on February 16, 2011:
Sweet chocolate fondue.Blessed by an Angel
anonymous on February 14, 2011:
~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~ps - I snuck a chocolate strawberry too!
purplelady on January 06, 2011:
Love the sounds of your best ever chocolate fondue recipe. It will used the next time we do fondue.Thanks for the lens-roll of Fondness for Fondue lens; I shall return the favor.
darciefrench lm on January 02, 2011:
What a yummy idea- a chocolate Toblerone fondue for Valentine's day -:)
SheilaVine LM on November 19, 2010:
I love chocolate fondue My favorite is like yours but with plyin yogurt instead of the cream because I prefer Yogurt
triathlontraini1 on September 10, 2010:
KarenTBTEN on February 07, 2010:
Chocolate fondue sounds good, and you've amassed quite a collection of resources.
Indigo Janson from UK on February 07, 2010:
Oh this page is just sinful! I do can well believe that this is the best chocolate fondue ever, and hope you'll invite me round next time! Blogged about in my Crabbysbeach blog, The Custard Bowl. :-)
momto4 lm on February 02, 2010:
I'm definitely a lover of all things chocolate! Great lens! My family loves fondue, especially chocolate fondue!
Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on January 22, 2010:
Great lens. I have lensrolled it to my Hearts & Flowers lens and my Kosta Boda Hearts Glassware lens
enslavedbyfaeries on January 16, 2010:
Yum, I love fondue! We had a fondue party on New Year's Eve and it made me remember how much fun it is. Definitely planning to make fondue more in the future and this recipe will be perfect!
eclecticeducati1 on January 09, 2010:
Yum!!! Great lens! Blessed by an Angel! :)
Joan Hall from Los Angeles on January 04, 2010:
I love making chocolate fondue in the Crock-Pot. I do a recipe that uses dark chocolate because that's what I love, the darker the better. Pound cake, biscotti, cookies . . . Mmmmmmmm!!
anonymous on January 04, 2010:
YUM! and YUM! I know there are people who don't like chocolate but I'm not one of them.
tandemonimom lm on January 04, 2010:
Oh my goodness - dipping in a Toblerone? That sounds almost sinful! Gotta try it SOON! And I love the Chocolat music! I really need to see that movie!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on January 04, 2010:
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats. I have always just purchased the little tub of chocolate pieces made for melting for fondue. I will have to try this recipe next time. Thanks!
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on November 02, 2009:
You have the magic word in here "chocolate". Thanks for adding this to my Recipe and Food Collection lens.
HorseAndPony LM on November 02, 2009:
I love chocolate fondue. I need a few of those chocolate covered strawberries. Great lens.
religions7 on July 29, 2009:
great lens :) blessed.
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on July 22, 2009:
Wonderful lens and the recipe sounds divine! Love chocolate, fondue, and otherwise!Great job! I will be adding it to my Quick Gourmet under desserts...
anonymous on May 28, 2009:
Beautiful lens Brenda! I am craving chocolate fondue now. I'll have to see what I have to make my sweet tooth happy. I had never heard of the Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate Bar with Honey and Almond Nougat. I'll have to look for them! :)
SylvianeNuccio1 on April 13, 2009:
Great lens! sounds delicious.
Floraluniverses on April 10, 2009:
Amazing work! Not a particular fan of fondue, just a lover of all things chocolate :) Fantastic lens!!
religions7 on April 08, 2009:
Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on March 25, 2009:
Thansk for submitting this amazingly yummy lens to my recipe lensography plexo!
pyngthyngs on March 15, 2009:
I love Toberlone by itself. I'll have to try as a fondue. Thanks :)
Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on March 11, 2009:
Now if I just had this fondue in front of me right now. Mmmmmmm. . .
squid-janices7 on March 07, 2009:
OK so my mouth is literally watering. Like you, I'm a big fan of chocolate so what could be better than fruit dipped in fine, creamy chocolate! Like your lens so much that I've featured you on my All About Chocolate lens (http://www.squidoo.com/all-about-chocolate). A well deserved 5*!
Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on March 06, 2009:
I could go for one of these right now... I haven't had breakfast! Woops, probably shouldn't be eating chocolate for breakfast, but oh well. Nice work.
bikki lm on February 23, 2009:
Oh, yumm. I've got to try this!
ahandbaggirl on February 22, 2009:
greenerme on February 19, 2009:
This lens looks delicious! I bought a fondue set over a year ago and never used it, I completely forgot about it. Time to bust that baby out and start melting some chocolate!
wayfarer lm on February 18, 2009:
What a yummy lens! Great photographs too! Making me hungry for chocolate.
anonymous on February 15, 2009:
Wow that's an impressive collection about chocolate fondue!
rewards4life info on February 13, 2009:
I love this lens! Delicious! 5* and lensrolled to "The best chocolate recipes ever!" lens. =)
Dianne Loomos on February 10, 2009:
Welcome to the Hungry Squidz Choice Group. Please stop by the group and grab the blue ribbon for your lens!
Annalise on February 07, 2009:
The chocolate fondue looks amazing. Beautifully done!
JenniferAkers LM on February 06, 2009:
Wow - great lens!! I've lensrolled it on my lenses: Chocolates, Flowers, and Kids - Family Valentine's Day and Beyond Whitman's Chocolates and Crazy Ties - Perfect Gifts for Her and Him. The Fondue Au Chocolate Pots sound delicious! Plus, I do think it'd be a fun Valentine's for the family too.
anonymous on February 05, 2009:
5s to you Brenda! An excellent lens!