Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, chocolate fondue combines two wonderful things: family and chocolate. In fact, you’ll find nothing brings family and friends together quite like a melty, chocolatey snack — that’s why this article explores the best food dippers for chocolate fondue.
How To Make Chocolate Fondue
First things first: let's talk about making the perfect fondue. Thankfully it’s as easy as it is delicious. Choose your favourite chocolate, add a little vanilla extract and butter (some people use cream), and mix it all together. You can change it up too, using dark or even white chocolate.
You may find it best to make fondue with the bars of chocolate, rather than chocolate chips. Bars melt better, and don’t harden again so quickly. One last tip, even though you’re dipping a variety of treats into your chocolate fondue, it’s best to use high quality chocolate, it offers the best texture and flavours.
Crisped Rice Treats
These are a great snack as is, but cut them up into tiny little squares, stick them on a fork, and dip half of it in chocolate and you’ll be hooked. Even more fun is changing up your Crisped Rice Treat with simple additions. If you mix in some dehydrated strawberries, you’ll get a nice burst of berry sweetness with your fondue. Swirls of peanut butter in the Crisped Rice Treat is a tasty addition as well.
This one is always a pleasant surprise for guests, and it’s not as strange as it sounds. The sweet and salty combination is a classic and since you have to cook the bacon extra crispy, it makes it a bit chewier with the melted chocolate. The only drawback to dipping bacon is that it needs to be cooked and cooled in advance. But you’ll probably find it’s worth the wait.
Pretzels and Potato Chips
This creates the same sweet and salty combination as bacon but can bee vegetarian friendly. It’s also quicker since you can use store-bought pretzels or chips instead of making your own. We recommend you use a thicker pretzel or chip though, (such as rippled or kettle-chips) so that the chip stays strong and crispy.
The idea here is that you’re making cake pops, but instead of icing them, you’re dipping them into fondue. This is definitely one where you want different varieties; try making up some vanilla, chocolate and red velvet cakes. Or mix up different fondues for different flavours of cake. White chocolate is just as delicious dipped on those three cakes, as well as carrot cake.
This option is very hit and miss, because it can be sweetness overload, but there are some options definitely worth trying. The most popular are sour keys, sour jellies, red licorice, and marshmallows. Typically the more sour the candy, the better it will pair with a darker chocolate.