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Chocolate fondue is a great, entertaining and interactive way to enjoy chocolate at a party, as a lively dessert, or during a romantic evening at home. Sweets aficionados love enjoying chocolate in unique new ways.

Hosting a Fondue Party: What is Fondue?
Fondue is a communal pot of melted chocolate where participants dip a variety of items inside to eat. Fondue began as melted cheese in Switzerland to make up for the winters of scarce food and warmth.

Today, the practice is respected as a way to show togetherness and kinship, and chocolate fondue is one of the most beloved desserts around. It’s incredibly easy to make, as a party host only needs to melt a pot of chocolate and provide skewers and sliced items for dipping.

What Can I Dip in Chocolate Fondue?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to items to submerge in chocolate fondue. It entirely depends on your taste preferences. Everything from fruit to sweets and cakes can be dipped.

Popular fondue dippers include:
• Angel food cake
• Apples
• Bananas
• Cheesecake
• Cookies
• Marshmallows
• Pound cake
• Strawberries.

Enjoying Chocolate in Liquid Form: Tips for Ideal Chocolate Fondue
Chocolate fondue is a great dessert because it allows for so many possibilities and flavors.

For the best possible fondue experience, keep the following suggestions in mind:
• Don’t be afraid to experiment: Fondue is a great chance to try to taste combinations. If you love bacon, try dipping it in chocolate. Maybe you think you’d enjoy chocolate covered French fries, so why not give it a chance? If it tastes awful, you still have the rest of your chocolate fondue to eat.

• Don’t skimp: Try to purchase the best quality chocolate you can afford. Your fondue will taste infinitely better with great tasting chocolate.

• Keep it hot: You don’t need a fondue pot to have chocolate fondue, but remember that your melted chocolate will cool faster in a regular pot. Try putting an oven mitt between the pot and the table to preserve some of the warmth. If you have a fondue pot, the flame beneath your mixture will keep the chocolate melted longer.

• Make it adult: Add a little over-21 enjoyment to your fondue by adding a few tablespoons of cognac, brandy or flavored liqueur to your chocolate. Flavored alcohols can add a unique taste to the mixture, mimicking the many different types of chocolate available.

 Posted on : September 18, 2013