January 10, 2012

Easy Chocolate-&-Honey Fondue



Oh, fabulous fondue.  This is one of my absolute favorite meals to entertain with.  Why?  Because, truly, it's a really easy meal to prepare ... you gather together the stuff, and guests do their cooking themselves.  I mean, how easy is that??  And another thing? - It's just.  Plain.  Fun.

Fondue holds a very special place in my heart.  Growing up, fondue was my family's Christmas Eve tradition.  Mom would prepare three fondue courses - cheese fondue with bread for dipping, steak and shrimp fondue'd (I may have just made that word up) with peanut oil, and chocolate fondue for dessert.  Yum.  I am hard pressed to say which course was my favorite ... so hard to choose.  I can say for sure what my favorite dipper for the chocolate was - marshmallows!  I loved the marshmallows.

Back in those days, our fondue pots were the ones you had to keep a flame burning under as the heat source.  Anyone remember those little Sterno cup-like-things that burned blue flames?  I remember how hard it was for my mom to keep the pots at the right temperature for cooking with those little things.  We'd have to take breaks from the cooking during the steak & shrimp course to let the oil come back up to temperature!  Now, now we're spoiled.  With electric fondue pots.  If you're thinking of getting into fondue'ing, let me tell ya, electric pots are the way to go.  Easy sneezy (as we'd say in 1st grade). 

Recently, Mark and I had the pleasure of having friends over for an evening of fondue.  We had so much fun just chatting away, and cooking, and eating all evening long.  Way too much eating.  But hey, that's nothing loose-waisted pants can't accommodate, right?

So, just how easy is this easy chocolate-&-honey fondue?  Well, all you do is melt up some chocolate, honey, and evaporated milk in a fondue pot, and then dip away to your heart's content.  We usually make a big platter of dippers for people to choose from ... strawberries, bananas, and fresh pineapple are standard for us.  Other great choices ... pieces of pound cake, angel food cake, Rice Krispy treats, pears ...



... oh, and don't forget the marshmallows!  Happy fondue!

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Easy Chocolate & Honey Fondue
Source:  A Tracey original

Ingredients
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 to 1/3 c. evaporated milk
Directions
  1. Melt chocolate chips over medium heat in a fondue pot.
  2. Stir in honey. Add evaporated milk until mixture is desired consistency for dipping (I usually add only about 1/4 c. or so).
  3. Keep chocolate mixture warm in fondue pot.

Enjoy!



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6 comments:

  1. That fondue is gorgeous! What great memories too. I need a fondue pot! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

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  2. We had fondue for the holidays too, but just meat. We started it again with my son at my parents, he thinks it's the coolest thing. I did try chocolate fondue once,but he burnt his mouth. I think I ruined it for him:( but this sounds great, maybe he has forgotten.

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  3. FANTASTIC...I love sweet fondue! Thanks for sharing

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  4. look so delicious!!would like to invite you to Midweek Fiesta
    saw you @Mrs.Fox Sweet party...

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  5. So decadent looking! YUM! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a sweet week! :)

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  6. WHAT a GREAT night!!!! The fabulous food was only exceeded by the fabulous friends and fun!!! Great photos!

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