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Easy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue

There’s no two ways around it, fondue is fun. It can be romantically-playful fun, it can be make-a-chocolate-mess-with-the-kids fun, it can just be plain old fun. And who doesn’t like fun? Especially when it involves chocolate! In this version from Eating Well, the chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it’s still warm and wonderfully gooey. Skewer and dip anything you like.

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon brewed espresso (see Kitchen Tip)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Dippers of your choice: banana, pears, dried apricots, strawberries, marshmallows, etc

1. Place chocolate, cream, espresso, vanilla and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Alternatively, place chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Gently stir until almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate melts completely.

2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a serving bowl. Serve with fruit.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

Kitchen Tip: If you don’t have an espresso maker, look for instant espresso powder at your supermarket.

Per serving (2): 345 calories; 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 2g mono unsaturated fat); 20 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 7 g fiber; 81 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value).

3 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other), 4 fat

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11:57AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

yum

4:16PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

yumm, thank you!

1:58AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Thank you

9:56AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Thanks Mel.

12:40AM PDT on Aug 25, 2011

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

12:48AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:15PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

thanks

5:15PM PDT on Jul 16, 2011

thanks

1:40PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Looks Yum!

9:06AM PST on Feb 21, 2010

Lovely, though will have to use non-dairy cream...

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