Home > Desserts > Easy Chocolate Fondue Easy Chocolate Fondue April 28, 2018 | 62 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Delicious and simple-to-make chocolate fondue with lots of fun dipping ideas! One of my mom’s go-to desserts growing up was chocolate fondue. With a family as large as ours (9 total!), fondue was an easy treat that brought the whole family together. That, and my mom, was a self proclaimed chocolate addict. 🙂 Although my mom has always been a bit of a minimalist in the kitchen (very few gadgets/cookware), the one exception to that rule is her big fondue fountain. So when my boys had a night over with their grandparents and the fountain came out, they immediately fell in love with it. Once they came home they both kept asking incessantly that we get a chocolate fountain like their Grandma has. While we don’t have fancy dipping tools or a cool 3-tiered fondue fountain, I have been able to please the boys with a simpler chocolate fondue and it’s now becoming a fun tradition in our home. It’s fun to take a longer time to eat a dessert and talk/laugh through the process of dipping and sampling. It’s also a little very messy in my home, but you win some and you lose some I suppose. Speaking from experience, the recipe for this fondue is definitely kid-approved. Most fondue recipes use a lot of bittersweet and dark chocolate which I do love, but the kids? Not so much. This recipe is a mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate. It IS sweet, but not sickly so. And the great news is, if you aren’t serving this to kids and like a darker chocolate fondue mixture, the quantities in this recipe will work with whatever chocolate you decide to use! I like using two varieties of chocolate as it yields a richer and deeper final flavor. Quick tips Use REAL, high quality chocolate bars. Simply put, the better the chocolate you use, the better your fondue will end up. Unfortunately chocolate chips do not work great in fondue — the flavor isn’t quite right and they harden a lot quicker. Chocolate chips aren’t pure chocolate either, and that’s essential for a good fondue. Make sure the fondue fountain, and any other dishes the chocolate comes in contact with are completely dry and free of any water. Water will cause the chocolate to seize and ruin the fondue. Experiment! You can add a lot of fun variety to a fondue by experimenting with new chocolate flavors and types. What can I dip in chocolate fondue? A better question, what can you NOT dip in chocolate fondue? 🙂 I’m of the opinion that everything tastes better with chocolate on it, so get creative here! Here are some of our favorites: Fresh fruit: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas Store–bought cookies: Oreos, nutter butters, pirouettes (my favorite!), Milanos, girl scout cookies Homemade cookies: these toffee pecan cookies are our favorite! Other treats: poundcake (store-bought or homemade), Rice Krispies treats (our favorite recipe here; just leave off the white chocolate and sprinkles), brownie bites, large marshmallows More Dessert Recipes: 7 Layer Bars Lemon Cookies Carmelitas (Reader Favorite!) FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Easy Chocolate Fondue 5 from 21 votes - Review this recipe Delicious and simple-to-make chocolate fondue with lots of fun dipping ideas! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Easy Chocolate Fondue 5 from 21 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Delicious and simple-to-make chocolate fondue with lots of fun dipping ideas! Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 8 -12 servings Author Chelsea Ingredients6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces1/2- 3/4 cup whole milk (depending on thickness preference, I use 1/2 cup)1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, optional (see note)1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon fine sea saltFlaky sea salt, for topping, optionalDipping IdeasFresh fruit: such as bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, clementines, etc.Cookies: oreos, piroette cookies, milanos, InstructionsStart by preparing all of the ingredients/treats you will be dipping in the fondue. The preparation of the fondue goes quickly so you want to have all the treats and skewers (if using) ready!To make the fondue, in a small bowl, combine the chocolate, 1/2 cup milk or cream, and butter* and melt gently in a barely simmering water bath or microwave on Medium (50 percent) power for about 2 minutes.Stir until completely smooth.Add more milk if desired. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.Serve this warm fondue immediately with whatever you've chosen to serve it with 🙂If the fondue gets too thick (or starts to harden), reheat in the microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until melted and smooth again. Video Recipe NotesButter results in a more mellow chocolate flavor. For a more intense chocolate fondue, leave out the butter. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.