Fondue use to be very popular in the fifties, sixties and seventies and seems to be making a recurrence now a days. My family never did fondues since my Dad doesn't like cheese. And as for chocolate fondue, well Mom baked enough desserts, that we didn't need melted chocolate to dip stuff in. When I received Holiday Slow Cooker- Delicious Recipes for a Year of Hassle-Free Celebrations by Jonnie Downing to review, I was excited to see that there was a slow cooker version of chocolate fondue. I love how this cookbook is divided up into different holidays, with slow cooker recipes that would be suitable for each holiday. This recipe was in the Valentine's Day section, so I thought it would be a fun dessert to treat the kids to.
This fondue couldn't be easier! Throw the ingredients into a 2 qt slow cooker and cook on low for 45 minutes. I offered some marshmallows, strawberries, sliced banana, apple slices and graham crackers, to dip. If I would have had more energy, I would have baked a brownie or pound cake to dip as well. The unctuous fondue was so delicious with the dippers. Thick, creamy and chocolaty, the kids were totally crazy for this. It would be a great little treat to share with your loved ones, or even at the end of a dinner party.
Milk Chocolate Fondue
adapted from Holiday Slow Cooker
18 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used 1 1/2 bags of chocolate chips)
6 ounces milk chocolate ( I used 3- 100 g milk chocolate bars)
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate chopped (I omitted this and added extra milk chocolate)
1/4 C confectioners sugar
1- 12oz can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
fresh fruit, chunks of pound cake, cookies, marshmallows, pretzels and popcorn to serve
Place chocolates, sugar and milk in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes. Stir , add the vanilla and stir again.
Pass forks for dipping pieces or fruit, chunks of pound cake, cookies and marshmallows into the chocolate fondue. Try to eat if all at once, as it doesn't keep well.
Cindy's notes: I used 1 1/2 bags of semi sweet chocolate chips, 3-100g bars of milk chocolate and omitted the unsweetened chocolate. The recipe says the fondue doesn't keep well, but I think of re heated, it would make great chocolate sauce for cakes, ice cream of even pancakes.
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