Chocolate Fondue

Parenting
Few deserts are as satisfying and fun to make and eat as this fruit, cake, and chocolate treat.
6 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup fondue only)

Ingredients

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About 2 to 3 cups assorted fruit or berries (such as apples, pears, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, and dried apricots), cut into bite-size pieces
Angel food cake or pound cake, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup half-and-half
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavor extract, such as almond or peppermint

Preparation

1. Arrange the fruit and cake on a platter with fondue forks or skewers.

2. In a fondue pot on the stove, heat the half-and-half over medium high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Add the chocolate pieces a bit at a time and stir until melted and smooth, then stir in the vanilla.

3. Transfer the pot to the table and keep warm over a very low Sterno or candle flame.

How kids can help: Arrange dipping ingredients on a platter; older kids can cut up soft fruit, such as bananas and strawberries, and the cake with a plastic knife.

Created date

October 2003