Chocolate Fondue has never been easier! Made in individual cups in a slow cooker! Fast and easy to make any time.
There is nothing more adored on the dessert front than chocolate.
AND there is nothing like the silky texture of melted chocolate for dipping other favorite treats.
Chocolate fondue has been a long favorite but did you know you can make it without a fancy fondue pot?
Chocolate Fondue in the Slow Cooker is super easy, and SO easy it becomes an ‘anytime’ dessert.
This recipe creates individual chocolate fondue pots perfect for a special occasion (Valentine’s Day for instance) or entertaining guests!
What is Chocolate Fondue?
Chocolate Fondue is a mixture of melted chocolate and cream or milk that has the thickness of a sauce.
It is traditionally served in a communal fondue pot that stays heated by a small source of heat underneath.
Long handled fondue forks are used to dip bread or fruit for a delicious, warm chocolate coating.
This chocolate fondue recipe uses other options so fondue forks are not required.
Ingredients in Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate Fondue is a simple recipe with only three ingredients:
- Chocolate Baking Chips or chopped Chocolate
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Vanilla Extract
Some chocolate fondue recipes add some a bit of liqueur such as Kirsch (cherry flavored), Grand Marnier (orange flavored) or Brandy.
You can add a splash if you choose!
What Type of Chocolate Can be Used for Chocolate Fondue?
Any type of chocolate can be used for Chocolate Fondue.
Darker chocolate is deeper in flavor and a bit less sweet. Milk chocolate is loved by most.
Consider what will be dipped into the fondue pots for the best match.
Experiment with gourmet flavor chocolate bars that would be chopped to make the chocolate fondue instead of using baking chips.
A favorite is a combination of a Dark Chocolate Orange Bar and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips!
Also, because this chocolate fondue is made in individual pots, different types of chocolate fondue pots can be made and shared.
TIP: before starting check to see how many 1-cup ramekins fit into your slow cooker. This will determine how many you can make at a time.
Is this Chocolate Fondue Gluten-Free?
Yes depending on the chocolate selected (usually only chocolate with extra ingredients would have gluten).
Select dipping ingredients that are also gluten-free.
Chocolate Fondue Pots in the Slow Cooker
Why is this chocolate fondue recipe unique?
- Made in a Slow Cooker
- Individual ramekins for personal servings or a mixture of chocolate fondue pots to share
- So EASY
- No special equipment
- It’s not a fussy recipe
- No messy clean up
Setting the Chocolate Fondue pots in the slow cooker before dinner will have them ready for serving when the meal is done when entertaining.
This method of making Chocolate Fondue makes it an EASY dessert.
One that can be made any time, not just on special occasions.
What to Dip in Chocolate Fondue?
The possibilities are endless in terms of what to dip into the Chocolate Fondue. Some favorites include:
- Slices or chunks of Banana
- Orange slices
- Strawberries, sliced, halved or whole if small
- Cookies: Softer cookies that can be cut into ¾-inch wide strips are perfect:
- Peanut Butter cookies
- Cubes of cake (pound cake, angel food cake)
- Small meringues (these Forget Me Not rose-flavored meringues are a great option for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day)
- If you have time to make homemade marshmallows you can make special flavors for dipping. Here are some examples:
- Rose Flavored Marshmallows(shown in the photos along with conventional marshmallows)
- Vanilla-Coffee Liqueur Marshmallows
- Creme de Menthe Marshmallows
Adding Coatings to ‘Dip and Roll’
Including coatings to finish off dipped ingredients takes chocolate fondue up a notch! Coatings such as:
- Ground peanuts
- Small flake coconut
Make Ahead Skewers for Dipping
When preparing chocolate fondue pots for a party, making the dipping ingredients beforehand makes it an effortless but elegant dessert choice.
Creating small bamboo skewers with different fruits can be prepared, sealed and refrigerated.
I recommend doing them the same day for berries.
Bananas can become discolored so prepare those as close to serving as possible.
How to Make Chocolate Fondue in the Slow Cooker
- 1-cup (8-ounce) Ramekins
- Slow Cooker(this is the larger slow cooker I personally use)
Before beginning, confirm how many ramekins fit in the slow cooker being used!
- Combine the chocolate and cream in 1 cup ramekins or small heatproof bowls.
- Place in the slow cooker and place the lid on the slow cooker.
- Cook on LOW for 45 minutes. NOTE: Ramekins and the slow cooker will be hot; carefully remove from the slow cooker with pot holders(I like the pot holders with silicon on them for a better grip).
- The ramekins will be full; carefully stir in vanilla extract or whisk mixture until fully blended together into a creamy consistency.
- Serve immediately.
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Chocolate Fondue in the Slow Cooker
Ingredients per individual Chocolate Fondue Pot:
- 4 ounces chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Skewers (bamboo skewers work well), dip-ables (fruit, cake squares, cookie strips, marshmallows)
- Combine the chocolate and cream in 1 cup ramekins or small heatproof bowls. Place in the slow cooker and place the lid on the slow cooker.
- Cook on LOW for 45 minutes. Ramekins and the slow cooker will be hot; carefully remove from the slow cooker with pot holders.
- The ramekins will be full; carefully stir in vanilla extract or whisk mixture until it all blends together into a creamy consistency. Serve immediately.
Originally published February 8, 2015. Updated February 2019.
Jacque Hastert says
No need for fancy equipment! I love that I can make this without a ton of extra kitchen equipment.
Toni Dash says
I DO have a fondue pot but true confessions? We use it MAYBE once a year. This is far easier and you get your own serving!
Definitely a fancy dessert! Everyone will go crazy over this!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Super idea! I would be dipping allllll sorts of things into this lovely chocolate! Love the creativity to use the slow cooker!
Such a great recipe idea for the big V day. Putting it to good use today.
I want to dig right into this! Love it!
The perfect fondue! I had never thought to make it in the slow cooker. So delicious!
Melanie Bauer says
OMG, I’m totally drooling over this goodness! Need to put this on my menu, so quick and easy to make and crazy delicious!
These are perfect for a party!
YUM!! Nothing beat fondue at a party yet its so easy to pull together! The idea juices are flowing…
I will be making this for the next party get together !