We are fanatical about chocolate fondue. Which is why deciding on out what to dip in chocolate fondue is important to the experience.
Learn our 10 favorite goodies to dip into chocolate fondue.
If you love pairing different snacks with chocolate, you know that almost anything dipped in chocolate tastes infinitely better.
While strawberries are most people’s go-to when it comes to enjoying a fancy snack with their loved ones, there are many other options out there that are at least worth a try.
Factors like texture, flavor, and juiciness all come into play when you’re deciding what to dip in chocolate fondue.
The dipping item should complement the sweetness of the chocolate perfectly and add something new to the flavor profile.
Ten Things That Go Perfectly With Chocolate Fondue
This is a no-brainer. Marshmallows are super light and airy, which is why they make for a perfect snack on a chilly night by the campfire. Toast the marshmallows before dipping them into the chocolate fondue to enjoy a smoky flavor that’s reminiscent of S’ mores. We love to dip them whole and raw as well.
If you love Churros, then you already know how perfect this pairing is. For the best taste, make sure your Churros are still warm and rolled in powdered sugar.
3. Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats can be found in the store, but they taste amazing when they’re prepared at home.
These treats have just the right amount of crunch and chewiness to them that goes perfectly with the smooth texture of the chocolate.
4. Certain Types of Cheese
Pairing cheese with chocolate might seem strange to you at first, but when you pair the right type of cheese with the right kind of chocolate, you’ll see why this is a revolutionary combination that deserves to be more popular.
You’ll find that thin slices of Gruyere go best with chocolate fondue that’s prepared from milk chocolate. Gruyere has a nutty flavor that will mesh well with the sweet flavor of the chocolate.
Cheese that’s more acidic in taste should be paired with darker chocolate to make sure all the flavors can stand out.
Pretzels have a crisp and brittle texture that makes them a great snack option for chocolate fondue.
The salt crystals on the surface also add a surprising contrast of flavors that you won’t want to miss out on.
6. Graham Crackers
Just like marshmallows, Graham crackers can also be dipped in chocolate on their own.
Opt for cinnamon-flavored crackers as their sweet and spicy flavor will work perfectly against the mildness of the chocolate.
7. Edible Cookie Dough Balls
Edible cookie dough is all the rage these days. Instead of dipping brownies and cookies into your chocolate fondue, you need to try pairing it with balls of cookie dough that you can easily make at home.
You can also pop them in the freezer for a few hours if you want to enjoy the delightful flavor of warm chocolate against the cold cookie dough.
8. Fresh or Frozen Fruit
Fruits like raspberries and strawberries are commonly served with chocolate fondue, but if you wish to switch things up a bit, you need to try frozen mango, peach, and kiwi with chocolate.
Cut the fruit up into squares and freeze them overnight to enjoy easy bite-size snacks to quell your late-night cravings.
9. Chili Peppers
If you’re open to new flavors, you need to pair spicy chili peppers with chocolate fondue.
You’ll find that the bold flavor of the spice works surprisingly well with chocolate and adds just the right amount of kick to it.
10. Pound Cake
If you’re wondering what kind of cake for fondue goes best, you should give pound cake a try.
It’s incredibly moist and tender, and the simple and classic flavors go beautifully with the richness of the chocolate.
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How to Keep Chocolate Fondue from Hardening[i]
To keep all the melted chocolate in your fondue from hardening, you need to make sure it’s at a temperature between 88 and 90 degrees F at all times.
This is warm enough for it to stay in the right consistency and cool enough to keep it from burning.
You can also place it inside a glass or metal dish above a bowl filled with warm water to make sure it stays warm and gooey.
Tips to Keep in Mind When You’re Using Fondue Pots[ii]
If you decide to serve your chocolate fondue in a fondue pot, it’s better to let the chocolate melt on the stove first before adding it into the pot.
But if you’re using a regular pot to serve it, you need to place it on top of a trivet to protect your table from heat damage.
Make sure there isn’t any moisture in the fondue pot, or the chocolate will develop a grainy texture that you won’t enjoy as much.
- Rice Krispie treats
- Certain types of cheese
- Graham crackers
- Edible cookie dough balls
- Fresh or frozen fruit
- Chili peppers
1. Choose at least three dipping items to try.
2. Prepare the chocolate fondue.
3. Dunk those chosen dippers into your fondue.
4. Tell us your favorite combo.
Before you can think about what goes with chocolate, you need to make sure you’re using the right kind to prepare the fondue.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can even add a little bit of wine to it to enhance the flavor.
We hope you enjoyed reading about these mouthwatering combinations and will give all of them a try!