SWEET ENDINGS Valentine’s Day Fondue

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’re doing something fun today, with fun people! A friend of mine is hosting a dinner party, and I’m in charge of table decor and dessert. For the latter, I thought I’d make two chocolate fondue recipes and bring lots of yummy dippers (I definitely want to try bacon!)…

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DARK CHOCOLATE FONDUE

  • 12 oz. dark chocolate (or half milk and half bittersweet), broken in pieces
  • 1-1/4 cups milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chocolate liqueur, if desired (also try Myers Rum, Captain Morgan, Amaretto, Grand Marnier or Kahlua)

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CARAMEL HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE FONDUE

  • 16 oz. chocolate (milk, dark or semisweet), broken in pieces
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons Torani hazelnut syrup

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LITTLE DIPPERS

  • Fruits: sliced bananas, apples, pears, peaches, tangerines, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
  • Sweet stuff:  angel food cake, graham crackers, marshmallows, brownie bites, amaretti, biscotti, crystallized ginger chunks, meringues
  • Salty stuff: bacon!

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I’ll be sure to take lots of photos and share the bits of our little celebration!

Hope you enjoy yours!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

5 Comments
  1. Sounds incredible! We are staying in tonight with the kids, but this would be a fun way to celebrate at home after they go to bed! 😉 Happy Val Day Erika!

  2. Had never thought to dip bacon in chocolate. But then I love salty chocolate so it’s probably delicious… will have to give it a try…