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Deliciously Indulgent Delights to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

If you’ve ever wondered what to dip in chocolate fondue, wonder no more, my indulgent friends! At Public Market, we’re all about the stories behind the deliciousness, and we’re pretty sure yours has gone something like this:

You’ve seen fondue. You’ve had fondue. You might even have grandma’s fondue pot in a cabinet, but for whatever reason (fear of kids’ hands ruining your white pants), you’ve yet to make chocolate fondue.

In this definitive study, you’ll learn about the history of chocolate fondue, what to dip in chocolate fondue, and, best of all, how to make an insanely sinful fondue for your next function. Keep reading to learn more about what makes these treats so special and how to enjoy them to the fullest.

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The History of Chocolate Fondue

Study up because they’ll be a quiz at the end. Just kidding. Only a killer recipe. The origins of fondue itself date back centuries ago in Switzerland, where it was more commonly served as cheese fondue. But it did take a Swiss ex-pat and a few sleepless nights in the city that never sleeps to invent the indulgence we all crave today.

The common opinion is that Chef Konrad Elgi of New York’s Chalet Swiss restaurant invented chocolate fondue in the 1950s, though Swiss Chocolatiers like Lindt, Godiva, and Toblerone have all tried to stake their claim. Regardless of its origins, chocolate fondue is here to stay and is served on items already plated, hot, and gooey in fondue pots or streaming forth from an impressive fondue fountain.

Due to pop culture, chocolate fondue has become an extravagance that is often the centerpiece of any gathering (especially devout celebrations of National Chocolate Fondue Day; February 5th).

From famous rap songs by Snoop Dog to rom-coms starring Dianne Keaton, chocolate fondue has proven itself iconic and desirable to just about anyone. Including us. Including you!

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What to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

Ok, enough history. Let’s examine what to dip in chocolate fondue, from the sweetest to the most savory.

When it comes to selecting the perfect dippers for chocolate fondue, there are endless options to choose from. Some of our favorites include pound cake, pretzels, white chocolate chips, milk, white and dark chocolate, potato chips, dried fruits, apricots, angel food cake, and graham crackers.

Don’t worry the list continues. Those were just the ones off the top of our heads.

You can also try fondue dippers such as marshmallows, lemon cake, rice krispy treats, fortune cookies, biscotti, or even cheese cubes to add a unique twist to your fondue party. Push the envelope and add refreshing flavors with fruity favorites, including strawberries, oranges, blueberries, banana slices, papaya, or skewers with fruit combos!

Who needs a snack break!? We sure do!

Now, we’ve talked a lot about what to dip in chocolate fondue. But the often overlooked player in the game is the fondue itself. Not all fondue is created equal. Imagine any or all of the above available on your fondue board. Delicious. But then consider the ecstasy you’d create in your guests with multiple chocolate fondues available. That’s a next-level move.

Get creative with different types of chocolate and chocolate sauces at your party, such as white, dark, milk, vegan,  ganache, Ghirardelli, or infused with brandy, cognac, amaretto, coffee liqueurs, and so much more.

I don’t know about you, but having mentioned the chocolate fondue variants above, we’re eager to have some. So let’s just get right to it and talk about how to make a great fondue that we can have tonight!

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How to Make Our Writer's Favorite Rum-Infused Chocolate Fondue

Having spent a substantial amount of time sailing in the Caribbean, our fondue specialist has a fondue recipe that’s as exotic and satisfying as the tradewinds.

Chocolate Fondue for Four

This recipe is easily multiplied depending on the number of guests you’ll be hosting.

  • Serves 4
  • Cook Time 15 min
  • Makes 1 cup
  • You’ll need a saucepan and a small fondue pot.

Chocolate Fondue Ingredients

  • 8oz of your favorite dark chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of rum (a dark spiced rum gives you heat and romance; an amber coconut rum gives you a more tropical vibe)
  • 2 Tablespoons of half-and-half

Bring a saucepan with your butter, half-and-half, and 1/2 the rum to a simmer. Remove from heat once simmering, and whisk in the chocolate until it melts. As the fondue thickens, add the remaining teaspoon of rum. Depending on your personal taste, you may wish to add a little more chocolate or half-and-half for your desired consistency.

Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot, and enjoy!

Spice-Island Modifications

There are ways to make this recipe even better.

  • Add in a few shavings of orange zest while bringing to a simmer
  • Add a splash of Tahitian vanilla extract when mixing in the chocolate
  • Add 1/2 Tsp of cinnamon
  • Add 1/2 Tsp of clove

Favorite Dippers For Caribbean Chocolate Fondue

You can’t go wrong with this fondue. But our writer’s favorite dippables to have on hand include cantaloupe balls on toothpicks, pretzel rods, potato chips, dried fruit (like apricots), wafers, shortbread (think Chessmen), Oreos, angel food cake, mozzarella sticks (you read that right), whipping cream, and chocolate chip cookies. Have a scoop of vanilla ice cream close by to drizzle the remaining fondue over.

Share Your Chocolate Fondue Story With Us!

We know that you’ll love trying this chocolate fondue recipe again and again! But most of all, we’d love for you to tell us how things went. Drop us a line, and you might get your fondue recipe story featured right here at Public Market!

Remember, fondue is forgiving. There’s really no one way to make it. So experiment with the liqueur of your choice, including your favorite chocolate chip brand, chocolate ganache, peanut butter, and milk chocolate blend, to create a chocolate sauce all your own.  

Step up your presentation and buy a chocolate fountain, fondue board, unique skewers, coffee bar, and more.

The fact about making chocolate fondue is this: it’s easier and faster than most people think. Use our recipe as a starting point, get in the kitchen and have some fun. We hope you’ve been inspired about what to dip in chocolate fondue, and making a recipe that’s all your own!

Happy cooking and stay in touch!

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