Chocolate fondue is one of the easiest things in the world to make. And it feels so special and fancy. Throw in the fact that the ingredients are fairly inexpensive, and you’ve got a dessert to please the masses.
How is it easy? I let my small size crockpot do the work. Right before dinner, I toss in the ingredients and let the slow cooker do the work. By the time, we’ve finished the main meal and cleared the table, the fondue is ready to serve.
How is it fancy? Well, it just is. Chocolate makes anything feel special. When you supply a variety of dippers such as poundcake and fresh fruit, it appears like you put a lot of work into something that is really quite simple.
How is it inexpensive? The fondue itself is composed of chocolate chips and evaporated milk, both ingredients that often go on great sales. In the last year I’ve purchased chocolate chips as low as $.77 a package and I’ve bought the milk for “free” after redeeming a coupon. Finally pair it with seasonal fresh fruit and some sturdy poundcake for a delicious and easy dessert.
1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk, divided usage
Dippers: strips of poundcake and fresh fruit, such as strawberries, apple slices, pineapple spears, and bananas
Combine chocolate chips and 2/3 cup evaporated milk in a small crockpot. Set to low and allow to cook for 1-2 hours. Stir until chocolate is well blended. Thin with additional evaporated milk as necessary. Serve with dippers.
To make serving easier for children, give each child a small ramekin full of chocolate sauce and a plate of dippers.