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Chocolate fondue is one of my favorite dinner party desserts. I can be the perfect hostess and entertain guests while creating a quick dish that looks gourmet, but requires minimal effort and preparation. Fondue is also a great Valentine’s Day recipe to make for your special someone, or for a girls’ night in.

What I love about fondue is that you can always improvise and switch up the recipe depending on what you’re craving. Play around with different types of chocolate and nuts to make your own fondue creation. I added my own twist on this dark chocolate recipe by replacing Kahlua with Baileys. You can also get 12 oz. of any type of premium dark chocolate and chop it yourself. I prefer just buying the chips as they speed up the melting process. It’s also fun to experiment with different types of dippers. If you don’t want to do too much chopping or baking, look for pre-chopped fruits and packaged baked items. I chose simple dippers, but you can also dip brownies, biscotti, and cake. Because really, what doesn’t taste better dipped in chocolate? So throw on that cute apron (or Valentine’s Day ensemble) and impress your sweetheart with this recipe.

Dark Chocolate Fondue (from The 125 Best Fondue Recipes)

  • 1 bag (11.5 oz.) of Ghiradelli Chocolate premium baking chips (60% cacao)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. Baileys (or other liqueur)
  • dippers: strawberries, bananas, large marshmallows

1. Heat cream in fondue pot (top of a double boiler) until it’s warm. Then slowly stir in the chocolate until it is melted and smooth.


2. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in liqueur.

3. Start dipping! Spear your dippers and dip them in the chocolate. Bon appétit!


Have extra chocolate? Dip some strawberries and store them for later.