In the Kitchen

  • Easy Chocolate Fondue
Level of Difficulty
3 1/2 cups
Cook Time
10 minutes

Chocolate fondue is a very versatile dessert that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and by the foods your dipping into the rich delicacy.  The Swiss, who are credited with its invention, dip cubes of cake and strawberries into   melted chocolate lighted with heavy cream.  The cream keeps the melted chocolate smooth and dippable while kept slightly warm by a fondue pot or small crockpot.  Pair dark chocolate fondue with marshmallow fondue served with graham crackers to make campfire-like S’mores without the campfire!




For fondue:

  • 16 ounces dark, sweet or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

For Dipping: 

  • Graham crackers
  • Plain cake cubes
  • Donuts or donut holes
  • Assorted cookies (vanilla wafers, ginger snaps)

Tools & Materials

  • Double boiler
  • Fondue pot or small crockpot
  • Fondue forks (for dipping)


  • Break chocolate squares into smaller pieces and place into double boiler.

  • Add cream (which will prevent the chocolate from going lumpy) and stir gently but constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  • Stir in vanilla extract until combined.  Keep warm until served in Fondue Pot

  • Use a fondue fork to spear the fruit, cake or marshmallow, then dip it in the chocolate. Enjoy!

*This recipe was featured on the Today Show.  Watch the video here –>