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3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue

Fondue is such a fun way to have a meal or dessert. This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue is ready in about 10 minutes and the hardest part is deciding what to dip in your chocolate! Everyone is sure to love the intense chocolate flavor in this easy fondue recipe.

chocolate fondue in a fondue pot with a plate of berries, pretzels and marshmallows

Ingredients for 3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue

If you’re looking for easy chocolate fondue, look no further! This 3-ingredient recipe skips so many ingredients traditional fondue calls for such as vanilla extract and heavy cream. You are almost guaranteed to always have these ingredients in your pantry:

  • Chocolate chips- use a good quality chocolate since we will not be adding flavor extracts, alcohol, etc. The chocolate is the star of the show for this recipe.
  • Milk- either 2% or whole milk. This recipe has not been tested with non-dairy milks such as almond milk.
  • Unsalted butter- to smooth it all out and add a hint of richness.

How to Make 3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue

Follow this simple video (steps and ingredient amounts listed below) to see how easy it is to make this recipe:

I don’t have a fondue pot, can I still make fondue?

Yes! Set up a double boiler. This is a pot of barely simmering water with a metal or glass bowl on top. Once the water is barely simmering, add the butter and let melt. Then, add the milk and let heat until steaming and add the chocolate chips. Stir well until all of the chocolate chips are melted and the fondue is smooth.

When not using a fondue pot the chocolate will slowly cool off, simply return to the double boiler to reheat it.

What to dip in fondue?

Like I said the hardest part of this recipe is deciding what to dip in your fondue… here are some suggestions:

  • Fresh fruit- berries, bananas, apples, etc.
  • Dried Fruit- apricots, pineapple, etc.
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzels- regular or peanut butter filled
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Pound Cake
  • Brownies
  • Candy- such as gummy bears (kids will love these)
  • And more! The options are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do with leftover fondue?

Simply store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container after letting it cool completely. Use within 5-7 days. It can be reheated in the fondue pot or microwaved in 20 second increments.

What kind of chocolate should I use for this recipe?

You’ll want to use a high quality chocolate that you enjoy. This can be semi-sweet, milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

chocolate fondue in a fondue pot with a bowl of marshmallows, berries and pretzels

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fondue in pot

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Fondue is quick to put together and makes for a fun dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a fondue pot or a pan on the stove, melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add milk and heat until steaming. Be careful not to scald milk.
  3. Slowly add chocolate chips and stir until thoroughly melted.
  4. Keep fondue pot on low heat while serving to keep chocolate melted. If made on the stove, pour chocolate into a serving dish. Microwave as needed to keep melted.
  5. Serve with fruit, pretzels, marshmallows, etc.

Notes

Leftover fondue can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in microwave. Be sure to reheat in 30 second increments so the chocolate doesn’t burn.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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