October 19, 2009
Double Chocolate Caramel Fondue
First let me say thank you again to Rachel and Melissa for helping me out last week! I had a few more guest bloggers lined up, but they never sent me anything and I really appreciated both Rachel and Melissa for sharing such fabulous recipes!
Now let's talk some fondue!
Recently Alexis has become intrigued with the idea of fondue. I can't figure out where she came across the idea, but she asked me what it was and I explained the concept. She thought it sounded fabulous and wanted to try fondue, so when my Mom and my best friend Darlene were visiting from Tennessee last week we gave it a whirl!
I hadn't made fondue in a while. I love fondue and think it's a lot of fun, but Jamison isn't a fan, so I don't make it that often. I normally do three pots of fondue, a cheese variety (which I'll share with you tomorrow), a pot of oil to cook meat/veggies and a chocolate dessert fondue. Today I'm sharing the dessert version with you...Who doesn't want to start with dessert?
This is a very simple, very delicious dessert sauce. It takes only a few minutes to put together, but it still has a bit of a wow factor, not to mention being completely delicious. Who says good has to be complicated?
What You'll Need:
2 cups of caramels
1 - 4 ounce bar of semi sweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped (Note: I recommend Ghirardelli or Green and Blacks)
1 - 4 ounce bar of white chocolate baking chocolate, roughly chopped (Note: See note above)
1/2 pint of heavy cream
Fruit, pretzels, pound cake, etc. for dipping
Ok, are you ready for simple?
Place ingredients in a glass bowl. Place bowl in your microwave and microwave on 20 second intervals, stirring between each cycle, until sauce is smooth and melted.
Place melted mixture in a fondue pot on low heat and use to dip fruits, pretzels, pound cake, etc. I like to dish out the mixture into a small dish for each person so they can dip and double dip to their heart's content.
Notes: You can use any type of chocolate you like. I've used dark and milk in the past. You could even leave out the caramels if you liked (but who would want to do that!) but I'd increase the amount of chocolates to 8 ounces each if you did and up the amount of heavy cream to 3/4ths of the bottle. Or you could sub 1/2 cup of peanut butter for the caramel too. This also makes a fabulous topping for angel food cake or ice cream.
Posted by Dianne at October 19, 2009 9:54 AM
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Oooo - what a great combination! Fondue is so much fun.
Posted by: Donalyn at October 19, 2009 10:30 AM
Oh, this would be a yummy addition to add to all those parties coming up. Or even a fun snack for the kids and their friends that are so often over the house and hungry! :)
Thanks for sharing! Btw, Hope your b-day was a wonderful one!
Posted by: ingrid at October 19, 2009 11:50 AM
Looks like heaven in a bowl!
Posted by: Karen at October 19, 2009 7:40 PM
Fondue is fun!
Thanks, I had a fabulous birthday! It was nice having my mom and bf here! I miss them already!
That's the perfect description...Heaven in a bowl. Chocolate and Caramel are just so perfect together!
Posted by: Dianne at October 20, 2009 11:19 AM
Yum! I just made chocolate peanut butter fondue for Brianna & Gillian. My sisters & I went to Melting Pot during our girls' weekend, so I had to share when I got home. =) Bananas were a hit as dippers, as well as marshmallows and graham crackers.
Posted by: Di at October 20, 2009 11:42 AM
Oh I like those ideas! I forgot about Banana too. Lex loves bananas. She eats a ton of them!
Posted by: Dianne at October 23, 2009 12:58 PM