Christian is a true choc-aholic, so every Christmas Eve when we have our little family Fondue Party he is kind of just tolerating the cheese & meat fondue courses so that he can get to the chocolate course!  I think a lot of people assume that fondue is complicated or super messy, but really it's quite quick and easy.  It's also the perfect dessert for a party since it allows you to converse and have fun while playing with your food and indulging your sweet tooth!

The recipe below uses dark chocolate since that's our favorite, but you could also use milk or white if that's your preference.  Depending on how big your sweet tooth is, this should serve about 6.

16oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups light cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: dash of cinnamon

Bite sized pieces of: strawberry, banana, pound cake, marshmallow, pineapple, partially frozen cheesecake, etc... for serving

 

Break chocolate squares into small pieces and drop them into the fondue pot on your stove-top (make sure your fondue pot is save for the stove-top).

Add cream (which prevents the chocolate from getting lumpy) and stir gently but constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth.  Add vanilla extract, and stir it in

Transfer pot to its stand over a burner.  Serve with fruit and your other favorite goodies to dip.

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