This decadent and healthy Dark Chocolate Fondue recipe makes a perfect treat for 2 on Valentine's Day or a date night in. I am including plenty of chocolate fondue dipping ideas as well as instructions for how to adjust this recipe to make it feed a crowd.
This delicious Valentine's Day Dark Chocolate Fondue for 2 is sponsored by Green & Black's Organic. Both their 70% and 85% dark chocolate bars are perfect for this recipe.
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have the perfect recipe for you if you are staying in for a cozy evening with your loved one.
This Dark Chocolate Fondue recipe is perfect for two. You can enjoy it for dessert after a romantic dinner, or make the chocolate dipping the main event.
I've included a range of sweet and savory dipping suggestions to keep things interesting.
How to make Dark Chocolate Fondue
Start by breaking or chopping up 70% or 85% dark chocolate. Get a double boiler going.
I use a small saucepan with a few inches of water where another bowl can comfortably rest on top. Place the chocolate pieces in the top bowl and let the chocolate melt. Whisk occasionally.
Dark chocolate fondue without cream
To make this dark chocolate fondue recipe healthy I use coconut cream instead of dairy cream. Stir it into the chocolate together with the vanilla extract, but only once the chocolate has completely melted.
This will thin out the chocolate and make it more dippable.
At first it will look like the coconut cream causes the chocolate to seize. But just keep whisking and it will smooth out.
Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot for dipping. You can still enjoy fondue without a fondue pot. In that case you may have to reheat/melt the fondue occasionally over the double boiler.
More Tips for Making This Dark Chocolate Fondue
To give the dark chocolate fondue a sophisticated flavor twist, add a few tablespoons of flavored liqueur. Traditional chocolate fondue recipes with alcohol usually include rum or kirschwasser. But give any of these other flavored liqueurs a try too for a creative spin:
- Grand Marnier for orange flavor
- Chambord for raspberry flavor
- Kahlua for coffee flavor
- Frangelico for hazelnut flavor
- Amaretto for almond flavor
Chocolate Fondue Dipping Ideas
- berries - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
- pineapple chunks
- apple slices
- banana slices
- orange wedges
- fresh coconut chunks
- mango slices
- banana chips
- dried apricots
- dried figs
- mini muffins/donuts
- crispy bacon strips
- cheese cubes
What is the best chocolate for fondue?
By know you'll know that I am quite partial to dark chocolate. I love that rich chocolate flavor and that it has the least amount of added sugar.
But if you think dark chocolate might be a little too intense for you, you can use the same ratio in the recipe to make milk chocolate fondue or white chocolate fondue.
Things I used for this Dark Chocolate Fondue Recipe
For coconut cream I always try to get a brand that is made from just coconut and water.
While not pictured, a fondue pot does come in handy to keep the chocolate fondue warm and dippable over a longer period of time. I have a super simple one very similar to this one.
A small crockpot can serve in the same function.
More Delicious Dark Chocolate Recipes You Might Like
- No Bake Chocolate Tart
- Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies
- German Chocolate Pancakes
- Easy Homemade Valentine's Chocolates
Dark Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- 4 oz Green & Black’s dark chocolate (85% or 70%) broken into pieces or coarsely chopped
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons flavoured liqueur (like Grand Marnier, Kaluah, Frangelico or Chambord)
Fondue Dipping Ideas
- Fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, pineapple chunks, apple slices), dried fruit, fresh coconut chunks, cubed bread or pastries, pretzels, bacon strips
- On top of a double boiler melt the dark chocolate. Whisk until completely smooth.
- Now whisk in the coconut cream. At first it will look like the chocolate is seizing, but just keep whisking until everything is smooth and combined.
- Finally stir in the vanilla extract and optional flavoured liqueur.
- Transfer to a fondue pot and enjoy dipping foods of choice.