Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue

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Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries

This one ingredient slow cooker chocolate fondue makes having a fun and decadent finish to a meal effortless.

There is no recipe, simply chop up a chocolate baking bar, or use chocolate chips, add it to the insert of your slow cooker before your meal, and by the time you’re ready to serve dessert, the fondue is done.

Chopping up a chocolate baking bar.

I’ve been using Scharffen Berger’s Bittersweet Dark Chocolate for fondue, it has 70% cacao content which means there is less sugar.  It is also dairy free. Many dark chocolates still contain milk powder and other dairy ingredients so it’s important to check labels if dairy is an issue. A serrated knife works really well to chop up a baking bar.

Once I add it to the slow cooker on low setting, I try to stir it once or twice to speed up the melting process.

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue

With my 1 and 1/2 quart slow cooker, the chocolate took 45 minutes to melt,  stirring it midway and at 45 minutes. I then put in on low until ready to serve.

You can pour the melted chocolate into individual ramekins to serve, or pour it into a larger bowl and allow people to dip their fruit into the bowl or scoop it onto their plates.

Ideas for Leftover Fondue

Though hard to believe, I do have leftover fondue at times. You can save it in a covered container and melt it for another day – or try;

1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Dip strawberries into the melted chocolate and allow to dry on parchment paper or a silicone mat (like a Silpat).

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

2. Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is melted chocolate mixed with nuts, dried fruit, or anything else you can think of, allowed to dry on a flat surface, and broken up into chunks to serve. One variation I like is this Almond Joy Chocolate Bark.

Almond Joy Chocolate Bark | Happy Healthnut
Photo Credit: Happy Healthnut

3. Ice Cream Truffles

To make ice cream truffles, scoop ice cream balls with a tablespoon size scooper, arrange on a sheet pan, and place in the freezer to harden. Working in small batches, dip your ice cream balls with a fork into the melted chocolate and place back in the freezer to harden.

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