This chocolate fondue is a family recipe that has been tried and true every Christmas for over 20 years. It can be made ahead of time and can be deep frozen for a couple of months. Enjoy this delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey taste of heaven!
Humble Disclaimer: There is a good reason this is a DIY home renovations blog and not a food blog 🙂 My cooking philosophy is to keep it “healthy and easy.” Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!
My mom has made this chocolate fondue for her annual Christmas fondue party for over 20 years. As soon as Zach and I owned our first house, we carried on the tradition. We look forward to this party all year! This fondue is wonderful for a dinner party or special occasion and exceeds the expectations of the pickiest of chocoholics.
The key to a good chocolate fondue is investing in good chocolate. This is not the time to buy the cheapest option at the grocery store. Invest in a quality baking chocolate, and you will not be disappointed.
Even though I have been made this chocolate fondue a dozen times I still don’t have a double boiler. I use a large stock pot, bring the water to a boil, turn it down to a simmer, place metal canning rings in the bottom and nest a saucepan inside.
You can see here the reason for the metal rings is to keep the smaller pot level otherwise your fondue will run out. It also helps the water to heat the smaller pot more evenly.
If you have checked out the printable recipe yet, then you will that I recommend mixing the non-chocolate ingredients first. Allow these to get warm and then add your chocolate chunks slowly.
Stir constantly. You do not want your fondue to burn. Chocoholics will taste the difference!
The result will be a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey taste of heaven.
I typically make this fondue a day or even several days ahead of my party, so I pour it into a glass batter bowl that I can then reheat in the microwave and pour into my fondue pots. I love Anchor Hocking’s batter bowl.
Dippers recommended with a chocolate fondue are innumerable, but we have come to love bananas, strawberries, pretzels, mini peanut butter Ritz sandwiches, marshmallows, and butter pound cake.
HammersNHugs Kitchen Essentials
- OXO Good Grips Containers for dry ingredients
- Anchor Hocking TrueFit Lid Freezer Safe Glass Bakeware
- Oster Bread Machine
- Hamilton Beach Food Processor
- From Freezer to Table cookbook
- Large butcher block cutting board
- Food grade butcher block/cutting board oil
- OXO Good Grips Pro Muffin Tins
- Vintage Floral Kitchen Apron
- Personalized Kids’ Kitchen Aprons
- Large Glass Oil Decanter and Cruet
- Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer