Very reluctant to admit this, but I’m not a huge chocolate person. I knowww. While chocolate is rarely my go-to for sweets, I make a major exception for this chocolate fondue. I truly wish I had lived in the 60s and 70s when fondue was peak social cool and I am here to say BRING IT BACK.
The one downside to fondue is that I don’t really…like to share. So for me, fondue is best enjoyed with just a few people, otherwise I tend to get all Gollum/Precious about my morsels and dipping space. For those who are food hoardery like me, Valentine’s Day Fondue For Two is the perfect opportunity for chocolate fondue! You may be a more polite person with better sharing skills in which case, feel free to make this more of a crowd event.
I grew up in a fondue loving family, and we have both cheese and chocolate fondue every Christmas Eve. I will share one additional, highly absurd fondue-related anecdote. In college during a semester abroad in Scotland I went to a “Seven Deadly Sins” ball (yes, ball) dressed as “Gluttony” (makes sense) and there is photo evidence of me wearing a bright orange silk gown eating from a chocolate fountain. I will not be sharing said photos for the obvious reason of preserving a tiny shred of dignity so you’ll have to use your imagination. Moving right along…
This chocolate fondue recipe comes from my mom’s 1970s fondue cookbook, which I’m 100% certain is out of print. We love to use leftover chocolate as an ice cream topper, just store it in the fridge in an air-tight container and reheat as needed (15-30 seconds in the microwave). Mix up your dippers: my favorites are brownies and pound cake and a variety of fruit including strawberries, oranges, apples, and bananas.Print