Chocolate FondueAdapted from The Melting Pot cookbook Dip into Something Different which is the best guide for fondue recipes and techniques at home.  After making this at home several times, we actually can say that we prefer this recipe without the peanut butter.  Further, if you are a dark chocolate fan or even if you are not, the Ghirardelli 60% cacao semi-sweet chocolate chips come out tasting like milk chocolate because of the cream added to this recipe, so we recommend substituting for semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips.  But here is the Original Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue Recipe from their signature cookbook:

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. milk chocolate in chips
  • 2 T. heavy cream
  • 2 T. chunky peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine chocolate and cream in the top bowl of your fondue set.  [ed.  - We like to use the ceramic insert of the Trudeau 3-in-1 Alto Electric Fondue Set, inserted inside and on top of water in the stainless steel fondue pot, which works best for this chocolate fondue, but you can use any double-pot fondue set, a simple double broiler, a traditional fondue pot such as an Emile Henry, or even a stainless mixing bowl over a pot on the stove will work.  If using a double broiler insert, such as the Trudeau fondue pot comes equipped with, insert the top bowl over simmering water, which goes in the lower pot.]

Heat the chocolate in the pot over the boiling water, until the chocolate is melting, stirring constantly [ed. - do this part on the stove over medium high heat, the Trudeau 3-in-1 Alto Electric Fondue Set works on any kind of burner, but read your instructions if using a ceramic or other pot].  Add peanut butter and stir until blended.  Keep fondue warm over low heat for serving [ed. - do this part on the electric fondue plate].

Enjoy with fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats®, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for dipping.

[ALTERNATE VERSION - THE MELTING POT'S FLAMING TURTLE RECIPE]Electric Fondue Pot by Trudeau with Ceramic Insert

The Flaming Turtle just adds 4 oz. more chocolate, 1/4 c. caramel ice cream topping and 1 T. rum and 3 T. chopped pecans instead of the peanut butter.

Enjoy fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats®, marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for dipping.