Today is all about chocolate!
For Valentine’s Day this year, skip the box of chocolates and cliche dozen roses. Get straight to your sweet heart’s heart through their stomach!
This chocolate fondue experience can be as complex or as intimate as you desire. I like to incorporate some expected items such as fruits, brownies, and cake bites. Then add some unexpected fun by creating my own recipes like raw (egg-less) cookie dough and a decadent rich chocolate sauce for dipping.
Start a list of your friends and family and plan your chocolate fondue party today!
My chocolate fondue sauce is thick enough for dipping, but thin enough that you don’t have to keep it on heat. If you prefer a warm sauce, keeping it in a small crock-pot is an easy option without having to go out and purchase a fondue kit.
Momma’s chocolate fondue sauce:
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz. chocolate chips or baking chocolate (if you enjoy a dark chocolate flavor)
- zest of 1 small orange
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- heat whipping cream over medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan. When whipping cream becomes hot, but not boiling, whisk chocolate chips until melted, then add remaining ingredients. Continue whisking until all ingredients are incorporated, smooth and creamy.
edible cookie dough:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and sugars together using an electric mixer. Continue mixing while adding vanilla,flour, and baking powder. Stir in chocolate chips. Form dough into small balls, place in mini cupcake wrappers, cover, and refrigerate until chilled and firmed.
For my heart shaped brownies I simply baked a package of brownie mix per directions and baked on a 24″x12″x1″ cookie sheet for 10 minutes to create a thin brownie. While warm I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to create the heart shape and skewered them when cooled.