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This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolatey and doesn’t even require a fondue pot!
This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolatey and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

Hey, we made it to February!  I don’t know about the rest of the country/world, but the PNW is feeling awfully springy these days.  Which is fine by me, Spring is my favorite season.  Flowers and sunny days and birds chirping, what’s not to love?  I know I already posted a Valentine’s Day treat on Friday, but I couldn’t help but share one more.  As I mentioned in that post, I usually prefer to stay in on Valentine’s Day to avoid the crowds.  A few years ago I whipped up this easy chocolate fondue as part of our Valentines’ Day dinner, and I couldn’t believe how easy but decadent it was.  

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

Since this fondue is so simple, it is important to use high quality chocolate.  I bought Lindt Sweet Dark Chocolate bars from Fred Meyer when I was picking up the other ingredients.  All you do is melt the chocolate with some half and half (you can also use milk or heavy cream).  Something with a high cocoa content is going to give you a better flavor and consistency.

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

I almost bought a fondue pot for this post, but then I decided it wasn’t necessary.  I mean, I guess if you make fondue regularly it would be worth it to own a fondue pot.  But I don’t, and I don’t need another kitchen tool cluttering up my cupboards (I have plenty of that already, trust me).  This chocolate fondue stays smooth and dippable long enough that I didn’t feel I needed a fondue pot, just using a ceramic dish was fine.

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

The fun part about the fondue is the dipping, and you get to include whatever you want for that.  I like a variety of fruit, sweet stuff and one or two salty things can balance it out.  For this time around I went with strawberries, pineapple, orange slices, a few store-bought cookies (waffle crisps and piroulines), marshmallows (I used store-bought here, but my homemade strawberry marshmallows would be awesome too!), and some jumbo pretzels.  Some other things that would work great as dippers: banana slices, shortbread cookies, pound cake cut into squares, brownie chunks or cheesecake squares.

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

For the dippers, no fancy equipment needed there either.  I just used bamboo skewers, available at most grocery stores.

For this Easy Chocolate Fondue, one trip to the grocery store, 5 minutes of cooking and you have yourself a fancy dessert that will impress your Valentine for sure.

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

Looking for more easy Valentine’s day recipes?  Check out my Raspberry Swirl Brownie Sundae for Two and my Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two!

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Chocolate Fondue

5 from 14 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

Ingredients 

For the Chocolate Fondue

  • 14 ounces high quality dark chocolate
  • 1/2-3/4 cup half and half*

Dippers:

  • strawberries
  • pineapple chunks
  • orange slices
  • marshmallows
  • wafer cookies
  • pretzels

Instructions 

  • Chop the chocolate into chunks and melt, whisking often, in a double broiler with 1/2 cup of half and half. Add up to 1/4 cup of additional half and half if needed to thin chocolate to desired consistency.
  • When chocolate is melted and smooth, pour into a serving bowl and serve with dippers. Include bamboo skewers to easily dip them into the chocolate.

Notes

*I used the full 3/4 cup of half and half to get the consistency I wanted.
**Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to 5 days. Chocolate will harden but can easily be melted again in the microwave.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers, Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts
Cuisine: French
Did you like this recipe?Please comment, rate and share! And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @foxandbriar AND #foxandbriar so I can see what you made!

This easy chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for a romantic valentine's day dinner or party. It is rich and chocolaty and doesn't even require a fondue pot!

OK, I know I just posted two desserts in a row, I promise to bring you some real food on Wednesday!  In the meantime, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day?  If you make this recipe don’t forget to tag it @foxandbriar and #foxandbriar on instagram and facebook!  I really love to see what you make!

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Disclaimer: I was compensated by Fred Meyer to share my experience with them, however, my opinions, as always, are 100% my own.  Integrity is important to me, and I only share brands and products that I think are awesome.  

Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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60 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is a great Valentine’s day recipe! Can I make it an Almond Milk Chocolate Fondue if I replace the dairy with almond milk?

    1. Hi Ken, I haven’t tried it myself but I think it would work! It might make the fondue slightly thinner, you may want to start with a little less almond milk and add more as needed until you reach the consistency you like.

  2. 5 stars
    Meghan, these photos are just EVERYTHING! You just made me swoon by those freaking delicious cookie flutes, wafer cookies and marshmallows on your chocolate fondue plate. Love this quick and simple recipe. P.S. You so should never have to apologize for posting two desserts in a row. Sweets always save the day! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh Meghan! This fondue plate is absolutely adorable! My jaw dropped from amazement when I saw your picture on Instagram. Definitely the perfect Valentine’s treat!