By ms_bold on December 21, 2003
Photo by A Good Thing
Photo by A Good Thing
"I adopted this recipe after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. His original comments were, "A simple party dessert which is a year-round opportunity to use the season's best and ripest fruit." My comments submitted as a review when I first tried it were, "Excellent chocolate fondue. I cut the recipe in half and prepared it with Ghirardelli Semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream. Hubby and I ate an entire pound of strawberries dipped in this luxury while watching movies tonight." I have made this many times since for just Hubby and I, and for guests. It is a very good chocolate fondue."
Serving Size: 1 (67 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Delicious! I served this for New Year's Eve with fresh strawberries (yes, I was shocked to find fragrant and yummy strawberries in December), banana chunks, fresh pineapple chunks and pound cake chunks. There were no leftovers! Next time I will definitely try the orange segments as well, thanks for the intriguing method of placing them in a warm oven to dry out."
"Also made this for my New Year's bash. Turned out great! We dunked aniseed biscotti, melon, fresh pineapple, apple chunks, and bananas. Delicious. I let the left over chocolate harden overnight, then rolled them into balls and coated with chopped nuts, grated chocolate, and icing sugar (to make 3 varieties). Made a fabulous selection of little 'truffles'. Thanks Meanie"
"We made this delicious treat for our New Year's feast dessert. Actually, my 3yo DD made it herself (adult supervision for the flame) stirring the semi-sweet chocolate, milk, and butter to melting in the fondue pot. We helped her with the measuring, and it came out perfectly. Once the chocolate was melted, even at it's lowest flame, the fondue pot kept the chocolate almost at a simmer, so we turned off the flame. We dunked in honey castella cake, fresh strawberries, orange sections, marshmallows, and bananas. The chocolate was the perfect eating temperature and the flavor was excellent. Everyone proclaimed this a winner and must-do again dessert. Thanks for another great recipe!"
"I used Lindt dark chocolate 70% cocoa, 1% milk and butter. So easy and so delicious. We dipped pound cake, raspberries, strawberries, bananas and macaroons."
"I added peppermint to ours and loved it. I used the electric Velata fondue warmers from http://www.lovefondue.com so didn't have to worry about scorching it with a flame and it kept it at just the right temperature."
"So easy to make. I made this in my brand spankin' new electric fondue pot. I doubled the recipe, used 2% milk and butter and the vanilla and semi-sweet Baker's chocolate.
A hit at our dinner and will be making this a staple of our partied from now on!
Great rich chocolate flavor, could easily add a liquer to this recipe. Lots of possibilities!
We dipped raspberries, kiwi, strawberries, bananas, green apples, tangerines (dried a bit like you suggested), Maria cookies (a not very sweet cookie), and drizzled on cake. Very very good!
"Just divine! We did the dark chocolate and 1/2 cup milk version, very good!"
"I made it just as suggested. Delicious and a hit!"
"This is our family's annual Valentine's Day tradition! Simple, delicious and festive!"
"I made this tonight for dessert. I used semi-sweet chips after reading some of the other reviews. We had raisins, Oreos, bananas, strawberries, pretzels, plain donuts and marshmallows to dip in the chocolate. And I had a little bowl of unsweetened coconut to dip the chocolate covered whatever in. My family loved it. They want to have it for breakfast!"
"Perfect for a 10-year old birthday party. Accidentally left out the vanilla and was still yummy. Pineapple was the least favorite dipper, and tangerines were the most favorite. Also did marshmallows, graham crackers, kiwi, and bananas. Yum!"
"WOW! I felt so decadent eating this. I adore dark chocolate and i agree with previous reviewers that the bittersweet is a bit too much. I had to add some sugar because it was so dark. Next time I will do all semi sweet. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Great simple chocolate fondue! I used half milk chocolate & half semi-sweet chocolate, and heavy cream. This melted great in my fondue pot and we served it with strawberries, bananas, pound cake, & cheesecake.. Actually I put the leftover chocolate into a bowl and was able to re-fondue it the next day and it was still great! It's heavenly with strawberries!"
"This was good for the adults but the chocolate was too strong for the kids. If I make it again I will use some milk chocolate if kids are there."
"Yummers! I like this recipe because I almost always have the ingredients in the cupboard - no marshmallow creme or whipping cream needed. I halved the recipe and used bittersweet choc/semisweet choc, skim milk, and vanilla. It put the ingredients into my tiny slow cooker and the fondue was ready in 25 min or so. We ate it with banana chunks, strawberries, graham cracker sticks, pretzels, and marshmallows. My girls loved it."
"Very simple, but full of flavor. Goes great with strawberries, pound cake, bananas, and toasted coconut marshmallows. Keeps well on warm. Will make this again!"
"Made this for a luncheon I catered and the ladies loved it! I tried a little taste myself and it was so smooth and creamy. Just heavenly! I dipped strawberries, pound cake, and strawberry flavored marshmallows in it. The marshmallows were my favorite :) Thanks for posting! Will be making this again!"
"Excellent and so easy to make! We loved it with Bananas!!! YUM!"
"I used the dark choc. you can get around Christmas time (it was on clearance). Had to make it dairy free, so used 1/3 C rice milk plus the margarine. I had to cook in micro for a couple more minutes (on medium), but we didn't have to keep it warm. It stayed soft the whole meal through. Served with bananas, apples and marshmallows. I HATE marshmallows and tried them in this and love it! When I try again, will try all the suggestions from Lori in NC. Yum!"
"I used a 72% "Pound Plus" bar from Trader Joes, and more than 3/4 cup cream. It curdled a bit in the fondue pot, but the flavor was good. I'm tempted to stir in some orange liqueur next time. Served with strawberries, bananas, pineapple, pound cake, and frozen cheesecake. Yum."