Whip up a quick and easy party for Valentines Day- A chocolate fondue party! Recipes included.

A Chocolate fondue party for Valentine’s Day

on February 3 | in Desserts, DIY, Food, Holidays, Recipes, Valentine's Day | by | with 11 Comments

 

Valentine's Day fondue party invitation

Today is all about chocolate!

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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!

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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.

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Start a list of your friends and family and plan your chocolate fondue party today!

A chocolate fondue party for Valentine's Day- recipes included

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:

ingredients-

  • 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

Directions-

  • 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:

ingredients-

  • 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

directions-

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.

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11 Responses to A Chocolate fondue party for Valentine’s Day

  1. Lucy says:

    SO delicious!!! Makes me REALLY wish I wasn’t watching my diet, although I DID see fruit in there…

  2. Oh yum! You had me at cookie dough. Wow!

  3. I sometimes buy raw cookie dough from the refrigerated section at the grocery store just to eat raw. Love that I can make it myself without eggs. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Oh my. This looks decadent! I love the fact that you’ve also presented a fondue party without all that fancy equipment. I don’t even have to go shopping! :) Cool post, Amy!

  5. Addielyn says:

    I SOOOOOOOO need to do this with my friends!! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Darcie says:

    You can bake the cookie dough, too right? I see it contains baking powder.

  7. anita in NC says:

    My son is allergic to eggs and will be SO happy to know he can eat this cookie dough…but could you bake cookies from this dough as well?

  8. amy says:

    Darcie and Anita, unfortunately this is a recipe worth using to make actual cookies. There isn’t enough flour. The baking soda is only to give an authentic cookie dough flavor, but not enough to make them fluffy. If you bake cookies using this recipe they will be little flat,crispy, greasy cookie crisps.

  9. What a cute idea! I think I’ll do this as a special Valentine’s Day snack for my little ones :)

  10. Sheila says:

    I can’t wait to try this fondue recipe. The kids will love this for Valentines Day.

  11. Jeremy says:

    It looks amazing and it must be delicious with strawberries that I love. Looking at the pictures what immediately came to my mind was the gift I’m gonna give to my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. I’ve made a private booking for one of the courses organized by Zac’s cooking school here in Vancouver – cooking classes for couples and this recipe will most certainly be among the first ones we’ll try together. So it fits in perfectly with my romantic plans. :)

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