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Nutella & Chocolate Fondue Recipes

February 5, 2014

Nutella Fondue

1/2 cup cream (half & half, coffee cream or whipping cream)
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup Nutella

In a small-medium saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until steaming but not boiling; remove from heat and add the chocolate and Nutella. Let sit for a few minutes, and then stir until smooth. Serve in a small chocolate fondue pot set over a tea light to help keep the mixture melted. Serves 8-12 (depending on appetites).

If you’re not into the Nutella fondue idea, try this simple chocolate fondue, made with milk, dark or white chocolate – your choice.

Classic Chocolate Fondue

1 cup cream (half & half, coffee cream or whipping cream)
1 tsp. vanilla or mint extract (optional)
8 oz. chocolate, chopped (semi-sweet, dark, milk, or white; your choice.)

In a small-medium saucepan, heat the cream (and extract, if using) over medium heat until steaming but not boiling; remove from heat and add the chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes, and then stir until smooth. Serve in a small chocolate fondue pot set over a tea light to help keep the chocolate melted. Serves 8-12.

Fun Adult Options:

1 T Grand Marnier
1 T rum
1 T Peppermint Schnapps
1 T Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 tsp peppermint, orange, coconut, etc. extract
pinch of espresso powder

Popular for Dipping:

Fruits

Sliced bananas, apples, or pears
Pineapple chunks (I prefer fresh)
Dried fruit such as apricots, papaya and mangoes
Citrus sections
Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or grapes

Sweet & Salty Things

Angel food cake or pound cake cut into small pieces
Graham crackers or sticks
Marshmallows – there are many kinds such as strawberry regular, and toasted coconut)
Valentine shaped Peeps
Mini brownies or brownies cut into bite sized pieces or heart shapes using a small cookie cutter
Tiny cookies (Store bought or homemade – chocolate chip and peanut butter work well)
Cinnamon bears or hearts
Shortbread
Cheesecake bites (found in the freezer section)
Rice krispie treats cut into bite sized pieces or cut into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter
Mini cream puffs (in the freezer section)
Pretzels
Potato chips

Fondue History Lesson:

National Chocolate Fondue Day

It’s National Chocolate Fondue Day! The word “fondue” is derived from the French word “fondre,” which means to melt. The dish originated in 19th century Switzerland as a way to use up hardened cheese. It became popular for dinner parties in the 1950s, but the chocolate dessert version did not emerge until the 1960s. Chocolate fondue is a wonderful centerpiece for a party. Traditional dippers include fresh fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and tangerines; small pieces of cookie or cake; and miscellaneous goodies like marshmallows and pretzels. Celebrate National Chocolate Fondue Day by inviting some friends over to dip your favorite fruits and snacks into a delicious chocolate fondue!

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