Best Fruits For Chocolate Fondue


Best Fruits For Chocolate Fondue you want to make sure you get delicious results. So what fruits go well with chocolate? There are many delicious fruits that will taste great drizzled in your chocolate fondue. Whether you like bananas, strawberries or even pineapple you can’t go too wrong. The list here includes fruits that compliment the taste of chocolate but would also add a little color to your party.

The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers – SO MANY GREAT IDEAS!

The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers will give you some fun things to dip in your favorite chocolate fondue recipe.  Once you get started making meals in a fondue pot, you’ll make fondue gatherings regular events.

If you’re looking for other fondue recipes or ideas, Easy Creamy Chocolate Fondue Recipe and Cheesy Fondue Recipe You’ll Love are both great places to start.

The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Lots of Ideas - Strawberry being dipped into chocolate on a skewer.

What is Chocolate Fondue? 

chocolate fondue is chocolate melted with milk or cream for dipping fruits and an assortment of other items.

Everything tastes better when you add a bit of chocolate.  Adding melted chocolate to treats makes them even more special.

The word “fondue” is French.  It comes from a verb that means “to melt.”

Chocolate fondue with fondue forks holding kiwi, apple wedges, orange wedges, bananas, and strawberries

“Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.”

History of Chocolate Fondue: 

Cheese fondue was thought to originate in 18th century Switzerland, but chocolate fondue didn’t start until the 1950s in New York City.

The inventor of chocolate fondue had a restaurant called Chalet Suisse, according to  His chocolate fondue had chocolate, cream, and a type of cherry brandy.

The first restaurant that featured fondue as the main menu was The Melting Pot, and that chain was started in 1975.

How to Host a Chocolate Fondue Dippers Party: 

1) National Chocolate Fondue Day is February 5th.  Why not throw an annual party to celebrate?

2) Make sure you have a large enough pot for the number of guests you have.  You can also have multiple pots for different types of fondue.

3) Serve both cheese fondue and chocolate fondue to tantalize your guest’s taste buds.

4) To save money and time, make your fondue party a potluck party.  Give everyone a couple of things they can bring to ease the burden on you.

5) Make sure you have enough fondue forks for everyone and a few extra if someone drops one.

6) Have a variety of what to eat with chocolate fondue in an array of colors for a visual feast as well as a tasty one.

7) Cut up your chocolate fondue dippers before everyone arrives to make things easier on everyone.

8) Place food on platters for easy access and have a few small tongs handy on the platters.

9) Make sure you use high-quality chocolate for your fondue recipe.  You wouldn’t want to go through all this trouble for so-so tasting chocolate fondue.

Strawberry and marshmallow on fondue forks being dipped in chocolate fondue - background bowls of dipping items

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Tips on your Chocolate Fondue Dippers: 

1) You should cut everything up into bite-sized pieces ahead of time.  This simplifies your dining experience because you’re able to dip the item and pop it in your mouth.

2) Keep in mind that whatever you pick to dip in chocolate fondue, it should hold up after it becomes moist.  If something becomes flimsy after dipping, it will create a big mess that no one wants.

Tips for using your fondue pot for chocolate fondue dippers: 

1) You want to use fondue forks for your dinner.  Using these specially designed forks helps prevent burns and from fingers touching the cheese.

1. Cake

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Cake squares

Cake and chocolate naturally go together.  There’s something so decadent about dipping a piece of pound cake into chocolate fondue.  Add a roaring fireplace in the background and your own mini-heaven.

Cubed Angel Food Cake, sponge cake, carrot cake, Red Velvet cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake, wedding cake,  and cheesecake can all be used to dip into your homemade chocolate fondue.

2. Cookies 

Copper fondue pot with chocolate fondue and an array of cookies to dip

Cookies are the perfect answer when you’re asking what to dip in chocolate fondue.  The problem will be deciding what type of cookies to use.

Shortbread, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies, vanilla wafers, oatmeal raisin cookies, snickerdoodles, ginger snaps, meringue, and even fortune cookies are ideas that will make your dessert worthy of a delicious evening.

3. Tropical fruits

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Tropical Fruits Pineapple

Bananas, pineapple, kiwi, dragon fruit, papaya, fresh coconut chunks, and mangos are just some of the chocolate fondue ideas to try.

4. Bread

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Fruit bread

Sweetbreads are a fun way to add a little something different to your chocolate fondue dippers list.

Raisin bread, date bread, carrot bread, banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, and even bite-sized pieces of cinnamon rolls make good choices.

5. Fresh berries

Chocolate Fruit Dippers - Berries

Berries are some of the most popular things to dip in chocolate fondue.  You can never go wrong with strawberries.

Raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, blueberries, boysenberries, Tayberries, and Loganberries are other options.

6. Other fruit 

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Apples

Kiwi, oranges, cherries, seedless grapes, apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon compliment chocolate well.

You can also add dried fruit like dried apricots, figs, dates, papaya, pineapple, and apples.  Chocolate Fondue Dippers should be soft enough to put on the fondue forks. Dried bananas wouldn’t work, for instance.  You can use tongs for harder items.

7. Other Items 

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Biscotti

Waffles, ice cream bars, donut holes, scones, brownies, marshmallows, cream puffs, biscotti, granola bars, and potato chips (with tongs) are other chocolate fondue dippers to serve with chocolate fondue

Chocolate Fondue

Looking for a fun and easy chocolate dessert experience for gatherings large or small? Make chocolate fondue! Dip fresh fruit and other dip-ables into luscious melted chocolate. It’s ready in just 10 minutes.

Looking for a fun and easy chocolate dessert experience? Make chocolate fondue!

My friend Garrett taught me how to make this years ago. It’s a great way to make dessert more interactive. Everyone gets to choose their own “dip-able”—whether it’s strawberries, bananas, or marshmallows, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Only needs three ingredients—chocolate, cream, and a pinch of salt.

You can add extra flavors to the chocolate too, like some peppermint extract for peppermint chocolate fondue, or cinnamon and chili for a Mexican spin, or Amaretto or Bailey’s Irish cream for a more grown up version.

And if it’s just the two of you, chocolate fondue is a great way to end a romantic meal at home. The dip-ables can be prepped in advance, and the chocolate sauce comes together in just a few minutes.

Do You Need a Fondue Pot for Chocolate Fondue?

It does help to have a fondue pot, to keep the chocolate warm while everyone is dipping into the pot. That said, if you don’t have that set-up, you could easily use a regular pot. Just put an oven mitt on the table and place the hot pot of melted chocolate on top of it to start dipping. Return it to the stove and stir in a little more hot cream if it starts to stiffen too much.

What to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

Fruit is the obvious place to start—strawberries, bananas, chunks of pineapple, dried apricots, pears. Or you can go long on the sweet vector and dip brownies, pound cake, marshmallows, or even ladyfingers.

Watch This Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Even More Chocolate Fondue Dipper Ideas

  • Marshmallows
  • Cherries
  • Pretzels
  • Nilla wafers, Oreos, animal crackers, or other cookies
  • Mini biscotti
  • Graham crackers
  • Rice Krispies treats
  • Orange or tangerine wedges
  • Kiwi fruit slices
  • Slices of peaches, plums, apricots
  • Dried fruits, like figs, pineapple, or mangos
  • Cubes of cake (cut and let sit out a few hours so it sticks on the skewers better)

Personalize Your Chocolate Fondue

  • Instead of Kirsch, add 1 to 2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, Amaretto, or Kahlua.
  • No booze? A few tablespoons of Torani flavoring syrups (the kind used for coffee or Italian sodas) can add a nice dimension of flavor as well.
  • Add a 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and ancho chili pepper for a Mexican hot chocolate spin.
  • A good pinch of espresso powder can do wonders!
  • Add orange zest to create a slightly fruity chocolate.
  • Add peppermint extract for peppermint chocolate fondue. Start with 1/4 teaspoon and increase according to taste.
  • White chocolate is always a nice change, and spiked with a little liquor or citrus zest becomes heavenly.
  • Steeping aromatics in the cream for an hour beforehand can add a nice subtle flavor. A bruised lemongrass stalk for white chocolate, or a bag of Earl Grey tea for dark chocolate are particularly stylish and contemporary.

How to Keep Chocolate Fondue Warm

If you don’t have a fondue pot, you can use a tea candle, which produces less heat than canned Sterno fuel.

You can use Sterno, but remember that it can burn very hot, so keep an eye on it. When it gets too hot, turn it off or partially cover the can with the lid. If needed, add a little more cream to the chocolate fondue and put the Sterno back on for a minute or two to warm up again.

Another option is a small crockpot or a clean candle warmer.

Buying a Fondue Pot

There are essentially three types of fondue pots: metal, ceramic, and electric.

  • Metal fondue pots usually come in stainless steel or enameled cast iron. They are the sturdiest and can go directly from the stovetop to your table without having to transfer. They are usually a bit heavy and run larger than other options.
  • Ceramic fondue pots are great for holding the heat and easy to clean. They run in both smaller and larger sizes. They can be microwave safe. Some models, such as Emil Henry Flame ceramic, can be heated on the stovetop, too.
  • Electric fondue pots are safer and heat up the fastest, since they don’t require an actual flame. They are easy to adjust, but run more expensive than other options. And keep in mind you’ll need an outlet handy to plug the pot in.
  • Oh yes! And let us not forget the chocolate fondue fountain which is a fun addition to any party. Don’t let the name fool you, since you can use it for nacho cheese as well.

Look for used fondue pots in thrift or vintage stores. We’ve seen fun fondue pot options (with forks and all!) at reasonable prices at our local Goodwill.

Preparing Chocolate Fondue in Advance

You can make the chocolate fondue up to a day or two ahead. Let the mixture cool, then refrigerate. When you’re ready to enjoy it, warm the chocolate mixture gently in the microwave (on medium power in 30-second bursts, stirring after each) until smooth and warm. Or put the chocolate mix in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and warm it that way.

You can re-warm it directly in your fondue pot, but the other options give you more control.

How to Make a Fast and Healthy Fruit Fondue

Hey everybody — it’s Sue from The View from Great Island, and I’m so excited to be posting here at SHK!  I live and blog in Los Angeles, California, and I’m absolutely spoiled rotten when it comes to fresh fruits and veggies — I’ve got a ton of great ideas to share with you, so let’s get right to it!

Fast and Healthy Fruit Fondue

The easy chocolate dip can be made well in advance, and I recommend making extra because you’ll use it for ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, and instant chocolate milk, too. It’ll keep quite a while in the fridge and it’s simple to make. The main difference between it and the store bought stuff is the lack of unpronounceable ingredients. In fact there are only four in this recipe – cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, and cornstarch!

The color and flavor of your sauce will vary depending on the type of cocoa powder and sugar you use, so you can customize it to your taste. If you like dark chocolate, look for a Dutched process cocoa, like Hershey’s Special Dark, it will give you a nice deep rich result. That’s what I used.  As for the sugar, coconut sugar is a more natural choice than refined white sugar, but it will give the sauce a slight coconut flavor. Use regular sugar if you want to re-create the store bought syrup exactly. The sauce is really yummy all on its own, but in this case I’m using it as a clever way to entice the kids to eat fruit for dessert.

As for fruit, the sky’s the limit. Use whatever looks good at the market. You can cut it into chunks, or use small fruits like grapes and berries whole. This is a good way to introduce kids to new and unusual fruits like starfruit, kiwi, or mango.  Get them involved, too — let them assemble their own skewers — they’ll get an impromptu lesson in colors and patterns while they’re at it.  When you let kids get creative in the kitchen, you’re laying the groundwork for better eating habits for the rest of their lives.  If you like, snip off the sharp point from the picks after they’ve been threaded with fruit to cut down on accidental impalements!  With soft fruit like bananas, strawberries and kiwi you could also use popsicles sticks.

In hot weather I like to freeze the fruit. Just be aware that some fruit freezes harder than others and could be difficult for little mouths to chew…bananas, kiwi, grapes, and small berries are all good choices. Bananas in particular freeze up with a texture that feels just like ice cream!  Wash and dry your fruit, and peel if necessary. Create your skewers and then lay them out on a baking sheet. Put the sheet in the freezer and freeze until firm. Bring them out just before serving.

How to Make a Fast and Healthy Fruit Fondue with fresh fruit and a homemade chocolate dipping sauce

If you want to create individual, portable desserts, just spoon a little of the chocolate into small plastic tumblers and arrange a few skewers of fruit inside. Cut the bamboo skewers down to a smaller size with scissors if necessary.


If there is one thing that I have served at gatherings that is always a hit – it is this easy dessert fondue!  The recipe is simple and it is really such a crowd-pleaser. Let us show you just how to make chocolate fondue including dipper ideas and variations.


One of my fondest memories is visiting a fondue restaurant with friends when I was a newlywed.  We had a fabulous evening gorging on cheese fondue, broth fondue, and the dessert fondue with chocolate.

You can easily recreate that restaurant experience at home for a fraction of the price. This sweet fondue is also such a crowd-pleaser at a party. All you need are three simple ingredients and a few minutes to make this fast and impressive dessert.

Love fondue? Then you definitely need to try our popular hot broth fondue and beer cheese fondue!


All you need are three simple ingredients to make a delicious dessert with this milk chocolate fondue recipe.

One thing to note when buying your ingredients:

Semisweet chocolate: Make sure you select quality chocolate. Do not use the store brand. I like Guittard or Ghiridelli. This is going to be the main flavor of your fondue, so make sure that it is up to par.


1. Pour heavy whipping cream into your fondue pot. If you do not have a fondue pot, you can use a saucepan. Just transfer to a dish before serving. It will need to be eaten quickly if you opt to do this.

2. Add chocolate chips. Turn heat on to medium-low.

3. Sprinkle cinnamon into your pot.

4. Whisk until chocolate chips begin to melt.

5. Continue to whisk until the cream and chocolate are fully incorporated and the chocolate is smooth and shiny.

6. Serve immediately with desired dippers.


This is where things get fun! There are a wide variety of foods to dip into sweet fondue but let me share a bit about a few of my favorites!

Some of my favorite sweet fondue dippers include:

  • bananas
  • pineapple
  • strawberries
  • rice krispies treats
  • graham crackers
  • blondie bites
  • pound cake
  • green apples
  • cinnamon bears
  • homemade cookies
  • oreos
  • marshmallows
  • potato chips
  • pretzels

The possibilities are endless though!  What are some of your favorite fondue dippers?


There are so many variations you can create with this simple sweet chocolate recipe as the base. The most important component is that you USE A QUALITY CHOCOLATE. I like Guittard or Ghirardelli.

Here are some of my favorite chocolate fondue ideas:

  • Dark Chocolate Fondue: Swap out the semi-sweet for dark or bittersweet chocolate chips. This will result in a deeper and richer flavor.
  • Peanut Butter Cup: Omit the cinnamon, increase heavy whipping cream by ¼ cup, and add ¼ cup of smooth peanut butter. Whisk until smooth.
  • Smore’s: Add ½ cup marshmallow cream after you have combined the chocolate and cream. Swirl it in, but do not fully incorporate it. You can even add some mini marshmallows on top.
  • White Chocolate: Wwap out the semi-sweet for white chocolate. Omit the cinnamon.
  • Different Flavors: You can also add flavored syrups to the chocolate mixture like hazelnut, vanilla, or coconut to change up the flavor.


  • Chocolate: This is not one of those recipes to skimp on so definitely pick out high-quality chocolate bars or chips to make this recipe.
  • Warm: For best results serve in a fondue pot to keep the chocolate creamy and smooth.
  • Low-temperature: Heat the chocolate and heavy cream over medium-low temperature stirring with a whisk. Don’t try to speed it up by cranking up the heat.
  • No fondue pot? Heat in a saucepan and then transfer to a slow cooker to keep it warm.
  • Avoid mixing water: Water makes chocolate seize up and ruins it. Make sure all the utensils, fondue pot or pan is fully dry before you melt the chocolate.

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