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Chocolate Fondue Recipe - ENJOY

Updated on July 31, 2013

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Whether your a full time 'Chocolate Lover or not, I hope you will love this chocolate fondue recipe. Now obviously the main item you will use is melted chocolate. I bet your already licking your lips.


Initially I always melt my chocolate ingredients in a heat proof bowl and saucepan before transferring to either my traditional fondue set or one of the chocolate fountains that have become very popular over the past few years.

To be honest it really depends on how many people I'm making this chocolate fondue recipe for. If it's just for a quiet dinner party for a few people I tend to use a traditional FONDUE POT. Whilst if we are holding a party or entertaining quite a few people we will use our CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN.

The reasons we only tend to use our chocolate fountain for parties, is simply because it uses a lot more chocolate (to make it look effective) plus is does take more time to clean up afterwards. In fact on the very first time we used the fountain (New Year's Eve) we all were a little drunk and a friend of ours tried to help move the fountain to help clean it up and knocked it over. Chocolate everywhere.

melting chocolate
melting chocolate

How To Melt Chocolate Ingredients

You should always ensure you heat chocolate carefully to prevent it from seizing through overcooking. Always remember to only melt the chocolate just before you need to use to use it because chocolate is very difficult to re-melt successfully.

Break the chocolate into small pieces and add them to a heatproof bowl.In a separate saucepan add some boiling water.Suspend the bowl (containing chocolate pieces) over the saucepan, but do not allow the base of the bowl to touch the water.Heat the chocolate, stirring regularly, until almost completely melted, then remove from the heat; the residual heat of the bowl will melt any remaining lumps.Now carefully transfer the melted chocolate into either your fountain or fondue set.

Chocolate Fondue - Option 1

To be honest they no longer make the fondue set that I use to make my chocolate fondue recipe. In fact I think it's quite a few years old but it still does a wonderful job. So taking this into account I looked around on-line to try and discover a quality fondue set that I would be happy to recommend.

After reading loads of reviews about various different fondues, I finally chose the Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker. Not the cheapest on the market however; I am a strong believer in that you "Get what you pay for"

What did impress me was the extremely high Star Count that AMAZON awarded. When I last looked it had received 4.6 out of 5 possible stars and over 200 people had written personal reviews about it.

If you want to read these reviews for yourself, simply check Amazon Reviews

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker
Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker

Includes base, bowl, temperature probe, 8 fondue forks, and fork rack

Elegant, brushed stainless-steel 3-quart bowl with nonstick interior

Removable temperature control is adjustable for wide range of recipes


Chocolate Fountain - Option 2

I'm glad to say that they do still make the chocolate fountain I use, so I don't feel quite as old. We have owned our "Nostalgia" fountain for a while now and friends and family never get bored of it. Apart from the accident we had with it the first time we used it, it has been a complete success with kids and adults alike.

As I said we only tend to use the fountain when we have parties.

Just in case you were carious, this chocolate fountain scores 3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon and over 100 people have left personal reviews about it. So overall not a bad machine.

Nostalgia CFF986 4-Tier 2-Pound Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Nostalgia CFF986 4-Tier 2-Pound Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain

Auger-style fountain - no pump

Plastic tower

Separate heat/motor control buttons on back of unit

Holds up to 3-pound of melted chocolate

easy to follow chocolate recipe
easy to follow chocolate recipe

Easy To Follow Recipe

This is probably my favourite chocolate fondue recipe of all. It's so easy to follow and tastes superb!


1 cup semi-sweet chocolate2 tablespoons butter1 can sweetened condensed milk2 tablespoons waterMelt the chocolate, butter, condensed milk and water over medium heat (see above). Stir continuously until melted. Then poured the chocolate into your fondue to keep the chocolate melted throughout dessert.For dipping we used:bananasstrawberriesanimal crackersmarshmallows

sugar free recipe
sugar free recipe

Sugar Free Recipe

Indulge in Chocolate Heaven but Sugar Free


1 1/3 cup dry unsweetened cocoa powder8 oz. heavy cream1 cup milk1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup 'Splenda' sugar substituteMix the cocoa powder, cinnamon, cream and milk in saucepan. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in sugar substitute and vanilla, stirring until dissolved and smooth. Pour into a fondue to keep warm, stir often and serve with fruit slices as dippers.

chocolate fondue
chocolate fondue

Chocolate Fondue Books

If you are looking for another chocolate fondue recipe then one of the following recipe books could just be what you need. What's your favourite book?

Chocolate For Your Recipe

My favourite chocolate that I always try to use is Wilton Chocolate. Try it for yourself:

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      I am such a Chocoholic and you are definitely speaking my language! Sounds delicious!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've used my fondue pot for oil cooking; never for chocolate. But after reading this yummy sounding recipe, I definitely will need to try it.

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      BuckHawkcenter 3 years ago

      The Squidoo Chocoholic Contributor found this page and enjoyed. Thanks for the tips on melting chocolate as well as the great recipe. Featured on Review This!

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      Dawn 4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Oooo Yum!

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @HappyTom LM: I'm glad you enjoyed.

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      I love chocolate too! And I love cheese fondue too... and this combination just perfect! I mean the chocolate fondue! Great lens! Thank you for sharing.

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      dancingdiva02 4 years ago

      yummy :)

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      chocolate fondue is always fun!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Chocolate, my favorite.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Good tips for making chocolate fondue, nice lens.

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      TopReviews2u 4 years ago

      Great lens... Love chocolate! Thanks for the great tips on making chocolate fondue and your recipes. Thanks for stopping by and Squidliking my lens.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Thanks for sharing both the normal and the sugar-free recipes. I'll be pinning this to my "Candies and Goodies" board on Pinterest. Lots of sugar-free friends on there who would appreciate this recipe.

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @RedShoesGirl: I think everyone loves chocolate don't they

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      Splodgered 4 years ago

      in the 80's I used to visit a restaurant that specialized in fondue. Blissful

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      RedShoesGirl 4 years ago

      Oh. Chocolate-a girls best friend and a silhouette worse enemy :)

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @Splodgered: Is it still there?

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @TxCowboyDancer: I agree

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @thingz1: Feels very 70's but I love it.

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      thingz1 4 years ago

      Looks delicious. Will have to get out the fondue pot again.

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      Tony New 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

      That river of chocolate photo is way cool!

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I totally agree

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes. Fondue is fun!