Chocolate fondue with a marshmallow being dipped in a fondue pot surrounded by dippers on a white and blue surface (with logo overlay)

Easy Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a perfect recipe for dessert. Make it to celebrate a special occasion, a holiday, or just because.

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It’s no secret that we all have a sweet tooth in my house. Chocolate is definitely my weakness. Any type of chocolate, but especially milk chocolate. Justin loves dark chocolate.

No matter what type of chocolate you prefer, you can make chocolate fondue for dessert with just 2 simple ingredients. I use a semisweet chocolate bar that is made for melting and evaporated milk. You can also use heavy cream, but it makes it too thick in my opinion.

There are a few ways to make fondue. If you have an electric fondue pot, that’s obviously the easiest way. We have a fondue warmer, but not one that cooks the fondue. For that reason, I use a saucepan but you can also use a double boiler on the stove to prepare the fondue, then serve it in our fondue pot with the warmers underneath.

For a wedding gift, I was given a recipe book that was copycat recipes from The Melting Pot. That’s where we got the idea for this dessert fondue as well as the cheese fondue that we make. We also received the fondue pot along with fondue forks for serving. if you don’t have fondue forks, you can also use a regular bamboo skewer instead.

I get asked often what to dip in the fondue. There’s almost no wrong answer, but here are our favorites:

  • Angel Food Cake Cubes or Pound Cake Cubes
  • Fresh Fruit, especially strawberries, banana slices, blackberries, pineapple chunks, and oranges
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel Rods (some like potato chips)
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Rice Krispies
  • Mini Pancakes or Waffles
  • Popcorn
  • Meringue
  • Ice Cream

We have made this easy chocolate fondue recipe on multiple occasions now. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. For my 30th birthday, we did a fondue party and had a few types of chocolate available. Because this is such an easy dessert, it doesn’t take long to put it together. Honestly, the longest part is getting your dippers ready.

Chocolate Fondue Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 8oz semi-sweet chocolate bars
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Fondue Dippers
Ingredients for chocolate fondue in small bowls on a white and blue surface

Preparation

In a small saucepan combine the chocolate and the evaporated milk.

Melt over low heat, stirring constantly.

Melted chocolate and evaporated milk in a saucepan on a white and blue surface

Once it has melted completely transfer the melted chocolate to the fondue pot.

Chocolate fondue in a fondue pot surrounded by dippers on a white and blue surface

Light the flame under the pot to keep the chocolate warm.

Stir chocolate occasionally to keep it all melted and smooth and serve.

Chocolate fondue with a marshmallow being dipped in a fondue pot surrounded by dippers on a white and blue surface (vertical)

Chocolate Fondue Leftovers

Storage: Store leftover chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Reheating: Warm the chocolate over low heat in a saucepan or double boiler.

Freezing: I do not recommend freezing chocolate fondue.

Recipe

Originally Published On: December 19, 2022

Chocolate fondue with a marshmallow being dipped in a fondue pot surrounded by dippers on a white and blue surface

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is a perfect recipe for dessert. Make it to celebrate a special occasion, a holiday, or just because.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
chocolate
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dessert
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fondue
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holidays
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Servings: 6
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate bars
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • Fondue Dippers

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan combine the chocolate and the evaporated milk
  • Melt over low heat, stirring constantly
  • Once it has melted completely transfer the melted chocolate to the fondue pot
  • Light the flame under the pot to keep the chocolate warm
  • Stir chocolate occasionally to keep it all melted and smooth and serve

Notes

Nutrition information does not include dippers.
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fondue
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 257mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Chocolate Fondue FAQ

What kind of chocolate works best for chocolate fondue?

You can use any chocolate, but the different types of chocolate will affect the taste. I like semi-sweet chocolate since we usually have sweet dippers. But you can also use white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or bittersweet chocolate.

Does chocolate fondue harden?

It will harden over time. The best way to serve it is in a fondue pot or a chafing dish with a warmer underneath.

Is chocolate fondue gluten-free?

Always verify with your ingredients, but the fondue itself should be gluten-free. A higher concern would be the dippers and any cross-contamination between those foods.

What drink pairs well with chocolate fondue?

Since this is a sweet fondue, I would suggest pairing it with a dessert wine such as Riesling or even a fruity Chardonnay.

What are the best things to dip in chocolate fondue?

Angel Food Cake Cubes or Pound Cake Cubes
Fresh Fruit, especially strawberries, bananas, blackberries, pineapple, and oranges
Graham Crackers
Marshmallows
Pretzel Rods (some like potato chips)
Cookies
Brownies
Rice Krispies
Mini Pancakes or Waffles
Popcorn
Meringue
Ice Cream

13 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Fondue”

  1. Pound cake cubes are so good for fondue. We used to eat a restaurant that served them with the choclate fondue and it was the perfect dessert.

  2. 5 stars
    Aha! So the evap milk is the secret to a good fondue. I haven’t done a chocolate dip, I can’t seem to be able to keep it melted for so long.

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