Chocolate fondue is a fun dessert for date nights and special celebrations. With great chocolatey power comes great responsibility, so here are some things you should know before you begin your chocolate fondue adventure.
When preparing chocolate fondue to entertain your guests, you can decide between a chocolate fondue fountain and a chocolate fondue pot. These two options require different setup instructions and materials.
The tools needed for chocolate fondue will vary depending on how many guests you are entertaining. Make sure you have enough dipping tools for your guests so your friends and family do not have to endure the torture of waiting for chocolate. You can also decide what type of chocolate you want for your chocolate fondue. Are you a milk or dark chocolate fan?
When you have chocolate fondue at your next special event, you can supply different dipping items that range from classic to adventurous! Classic fondue dipping items include pound cake or angel food cake.
Fresh fruit complements chocolate beautifully, so why not dip your favorite fruits in chocolate fondue? Bananas and strawberries are big fan favorites for smothering in chocolate. Guests enjoy both fresh and dried fruits because everything is delicious when covered in chocolate! Check with your guests about food allergies in case fondue dipping items with peanuts or strawberries need to be left out.
Many chocoholics appreciate the combination of sweet and salty. Great items for the sweet and salty combination include potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn. Try lots of different dipping items at your next chocolate fondue party for great conversation starters and fun memories!
For all of your chocolate fondue dipping items, make sure the pieces are small enough that they will not fall off of the dipping utensil. Dipping items like cake can be cubed and covered until needed to preserve the moisture. For fresh fruit dipping items, wash and pat dry the fruit so there is not much residual water. If you will not be using the fruit for awhile, add a little bit of lemon juice to the fruits so they do not oxidize and get brown!
When dipping crumbly items like cookies and bacon, focus on the technique to pick up the item. You may want to have a specialized dipping utensil for the crumbly items so they don’t fall apart in the chocolate fondue.
Your chocolate fondue fun will be the most fun if you have gourmet chocolate! At Dorinda’s Chocolates, you can have your very own Chocolate Fondue Kit. Get a reusable ceramic fondue pot in white or black, and use our gourmet milk or dark chocolate for your dipping fun! Our Chocolate Fondue Kit also includes our delicious and homemade marshmallows.
Stop by Dorinda’s Handcrafted Chocolates today for a chocolate fondue kit or other fun chocolate-dipped treats!