Slow cooker chocolate fondue couldn’t be easier – a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or for kids!
I hate admitting this, but I’m somewhat of a Valentine’s Day Grinch. It’s not that I’m a love hater (I LOVE love!), but I just don’t see the point of celebrating it on this one day. Why not celebrate love every day?! I also get sad for all of the people who are feeling sad about not having anyone to share it with. What can I say? I’m overly empathetic.
Plus, getting dinner reservations on Valentine’s Day is the pits, right? This is exactly why my husband and I have big plans to stay home and cook a nice dinner (or order pizza, whatever we’re feeling like) and then dive into a big bowl of this chocolate fondue.
Chances are, you have pretty much everything you need on hand to make this fondue: chocolate, heavy cream (or evaporated milk), vanilla, and salt. The things you might need to pick up are the dunkables, which really are the most important parts of fondue, right? Good dunking materials are essential for good fondue.
One of the obvious options is fruit. I used strawberries and bananas, but you could also do oranges, mangoes, apples, grapes, anything! I also whipped up a pan of brownies and cut them into little bite-sized pieces to dip in the fondue because chocolate on chocolate is a no-brainer. I added some Valentine’s colored sprinkles to attempt somewhat of a Valentine’s Day mood.
The next dunker was marshmallows. These were delicious, but I think next time I will have some graham cracker crumbs on hand to dip the chocolate covered marshmallows in for a s’mores themed fondue.
My absolute favorite dunking vehicle was potato chips. Crispy, salty potato chips. Probably not something you would think of right away when it comes to chocolate fondue, but trust me – it’s delicious. If you like the salty-sweet combination, then dunking potato chips in chocolate fondue is the right choice for you.
Other ideas that I thought of, and will most definitely be trying out, are Rice Krispie treats, pound cake, croissants, and bacon. <— YES BACON! This got me thinking, what are YOUR favorite sweet fondue dippers? Are you a fan of the traditional fruit or do you like some wild and crazy things too?
So whether you’re going out or staying in with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day or just hanging out in your PJ’s with your girlfriends, why not throw some chocolate into the slow cooker and dip things in it?
Looking for more Valentine’s Day sweets?
- 12 ounces (about 2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces (about 1 cup) milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, brownies, graham crackers, etc. for dipping
- Place chocolate chips, heavy cream, vanilla, and salt in slow cooker.
- Set on low and cook for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
- Once all chocolate is melted, the fondue is ready.
- Dunk away!
- More ideas for dippers: potato chips, rice krispie treats, bacon, raspberries, orange segments, mango, etc.
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