Chocolate Fondue Platter with Dippers

Chocolate fondue with dippers is a fun and delicious dessert for a party. You can serve it for a crowd or for a romantic date night for two. It’s easy to make, it’s interactive, and there are so many choices for dipping!

overhead view of gold round tray filled with 2 bowls of sweet fondue and dippers like strawberries, pretzel rods, bananas, cookies, marshmallows, graham crackers and donut holes.

Easy Chocolate Fondue

One of my favorite ways to entertain is to provide large food platters with lots of options. With the popularity of food boards, I’ve created a beautiful and bountiful dessert platter.

This chocolate fondue recipe is simple to make with just 3 ingredients: chocolate chips, whipping cream and caramels. Of course the more dippers you put out, the more people you can serve.

When To Make It

Turning a party cheese board into a meal can satisfy many cravings, and so can a brunch cheese board. Serving dessert is no different!

bowl of chocolate fondue surrounded by dippers like pretzels, donut holes, strawberries.

Party Tips

  1. Offer two types of fondue. One chocolate and one cheesecake fondue for variety.
  2. Use a fondue pot or a mini crock pot to keep the fondue warm.
  3. Place everything on a large tray or platter, on a sturdy base.
  4. You’ll need forks to help you dip some items, like marshmallows and fruit.
  5. Include a variety of cookies, pastries, fruit, and salty dippers.
  6. Add these heart shaped Valentine rice krispie treats for a fun twist.
  7. Serve Rosé sparkling wine or champagne.
bowl of white chocolate fondue dip surrounded by cookies and cake pieces.

Best Dippers

Let your imagination run wild as you pick and choose your favorite dippers to include on the fondue platter. Here’s a great list.

Cookies

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Stroopwafels
  • Chocolate Chip cookies
  • Biscotti
  • Oreo’s
  • Crispy Wafer cookies
  • Gingersnaps

Cakes

  • Pound Cake
  • Angel Food Cake

Salty

  • Pretzels (rods work well)
  • Pretzel Crisps
  • Ruffled Potato Chips

Fruit

  • Strawberries
  • Banana slices
  • Apple slices (granny smith work well)
  • Mandarin orange slices
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Cherries
  • Dried fruit (apricots, papaya, mango)

Other

  • Marshmallows
  • Donut Holes
  • Brownie bites
  • Rice Krispies treats
hand dipping graham cracker into white dessert fondue dip.

Date Night Dessert

Create a romantic date at home for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and beyond. This is the perfect spread for cozying up by the fire, or in front of the tv for a romantic movie night. Turn up the romance with flowers and a book of poetry or love poems

Make an entire night of it by starting the evening with cheese fondue for two as the main course.

fork dipping banana slice into chocolate fondue.

Dessert Platter Ideas

Here are some more ideas for dessert boards for a party.

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gold round tray filled with 2 bowls of sweet fondue and dippers like strawberries, pretzel rods, bananas, cookies, marshmallows, graham crackers and donut holes.

Dessert Fondue with Dippers

Yield: serve 6 to 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Create a dessert fondue party platter for a crowd or for a date night at home. Serve an array of delicious dipping items and chocolate-caramel fondue.

Ingredients

Chocolate-Caramel Fondue

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 13 caramels

Dippers

  • chocolate cookies
  • pound cake or angel food cake
  • strawberries
  • sliced bananas
  • graham crackers
  • biscotti
  • marshmallows
  • doughnut holes
  • pretzel rods

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan or fondue pot, heat chocolate chips, cream and caramels over low heat.
  2. Stir until chocolate and caramels are melted, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Keep fondue warm using a fondue pot or mini crock pot.
  4. Corral dipping items into groups on a large tray, cheese board, or in bowls.
  5. Dip cookies, pastries, and fruit into fondue using dipping forks for small items.

Notes

The dessert fondue will stay warm for a little while without being in a heating pot. You can serve small amounts in bowls like I did here, and replenish with warm fondue that you keep heated on the stove or crock.

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