The Magic of Chocolate Fondue

Every holiday season my parents would retrieve a magical box from the far back of the kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator to prepare for the upcoming gatherings.  This box held the most magnificent funky metal contraption and long, thin metal forks with plastic handles in yellow, orange and other 70’s era colors. Being a young child, I couldn’t predict what joy this contraption would hold throughout my life, but to this day, I still think fondly of this magical fondue set.

Chocolate Fondue
Yes, chocolate fondue was all the rage back in the 1970's, and is regaining its popularity. Back then, there was probably not a single party that didn't have one - in fact, having a party without chocolate fondue was a 70’s sin. Chocolate is something that appeals to both young and older people all over the world, and chocolate fondue is a favorite of all.

Time changes everything, and chocolate fondue is no exception to this rule. Chocolate fondue is served and presented differently at today's gatherings than in the 70’s, and there are several ways to do it. For instance, with white chocolate gaining in popularity, white chocolate fondue is becoming even more popular.
White Chocolate
Are you throwing a party and want to impress your guests? Need something simple to make, but with a sophisticated flair? Then you'll need white chocolate fondue! You will need 24 ounces white chocolate, one cup heavy whipping cream, and two ounces cherry liqueur. Melt it all together in a double boiler or fondue pot, then serve with fresh strawberries for dipping.

Speaking of dipping, white, dark and milk chocolate fondues are great for dipping a variety of finger foods: cookies, pretzels, marshmallows, pound cake, brownies, and favorite fruit. Try bananas, mangoes, strawberries, apples, and orange sections. You can also add a fruit or mint flavor to your chocolate for variety. Anything goes, so use your imagination!\
Chocolate Fondue
Fondue pots are commonly used to serve the chocolate. A fondue fountain, on the other hand, is a popular appliance that never fails to impress with its regal design. As your guests gather around to dip, the chocolate fountain will become the focal point of the event.
Chocolate Fondue Fountain
However, chocolate fondue isn't only for special occasions; treat your family on a rainy night or treat yourself after a long week. Have your friends over to relax or talk over a chocolate fondue.  Incorporate chocolate fondue into your regular gatherings and meals!

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