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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Fondue

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Fondue

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 1 hour

When I have guests over during the holidays, one of the simplest (and I do mean simplest) desserts to serve is slow-cooker chocolate fondue. Sweet and rich, this dessert not only feeds a crowd with little effort but is entertaining as well. Simply pour a few ingredients in a slow cooker one hour before you need to serve, chop up some dippers (like fruit, pound cake, or even homemade marshmallows), and in a snap people can make their own desserts! Perfect for parties or a family fun night at home, this fondue recipe is great to have on hand!

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 12 ounces good quality chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • dipper suggestions: orange slices, strawberries, sliced bananas, pretzels, cubed pound cake, cubed angel food cake

Helpful Tip:

Twist things up a bit for the adults by stirring in 2 tablespoons of Irish cream, bourbon, or a flavored liqueur just before serving.

How to make it

  1. In a slow cooker, stir to combine chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Cover and set the slow cooker on low for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, reduce heat to "warm" and serve. Serve with bamboo skewers for skewering fruit and cake to make dipping easier. The fondue can be kept warm on the warm setting for up to 2 hours.