A Dessert Fondue Platter is the perfect way to entertain or spend quality time with your bae. Get ideas and two dessert fondue recipes for a dinner party or date night at home, here.
You should know by now that one of my favorite ways to entertain, whether for a group or for a party of two, is to provide large food platters with lots of options. Serving dessert is no different. A cheese & charcuterie board can satisfy so many cravings as can a chocolate & cheese dessert board or this dessert fondue platter.
With this food board trend in mind I’ve created a romantic date night at home just in time for Valentine’s Day and beyond. This is the perfect spread for cozying up by the fire, or in front of the tv for a romantic movie night (stay tuned for my list of favorite romance movies). Of course the more dippers you put out, the more people you can serve, so by all means pull this out for entertaining a crowd as well!
If you’re in the fondue mood, you can start your evening with cheese fondue for two as the main course. This date night reminds me of the very first date my husband and I went on. He took me to The Melting Pot and thank goodness we got along, because three courses of fondue over two hours could have been awkward if we hadn’t!
To set up a date night or party dessert fondue platter, just follow these tips:
- Offer two types of fondue – one chocolate (recipe below) and one cheesecake fondue recipe for different flavor options.
- Use a fondue pot or mini crock pot to keep the fondue warm.
- For dippers, include:
- chocolate cookies
- pound cake or angel food cake
- strawberries and sliced bananas
- graham crackers
- donut holes
- pretzel rods
- Serve Rosé sparkling wine or champagne
- For date night, turn up the romance with flowers and a book of poetry or love poems
Chocolate-Caramel Fondue Recipe
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 13 caramels
In a small sauce pan or fondue pot, heat chocolate chips, cream and caramels over low heat, stirring until chocolate and caramels are melted; about 3-5 minutes.
Serve with dippers.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
These ideas are just in time for Valentine’s Day but be sure to make time for date night all year round; cheers!