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Chocolate Fondue

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

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.

  4. 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.