Chocolate Fondue

January/February 2008

Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (52 votes)

The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it's still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows.

"tip - try using nonfat yogurt or low fat soy milk instead of cream - surprising how well that works :) "
Chocolate Fondue

Makes: 2 servings

Active Time:

Total Time:


  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon brewed espresso, (see Kitchen Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 8 1-inch chunks fresh pineapple
  • 4 strawberries


  1. Place chocolate, cream, espresso, vanilla and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. (Alternatively, see “No Microwave?” below.)
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a serving bowl. Serve with fruit.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Fondue forks or bamboo skewers
  • Kitchen Tip: If you don't have an espresso maker, look for instant espresso powder at your supermarket.
  • No Microwave? Place chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Gently stir until almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate melts completely.


Per serving: 345 calories; 19 g fat (10 g sat, 2 g mono); 20 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 7 g fiber; 81 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other), 4 fat

More From EatingWell

Recipe Categories

Total Time
15 minutes or less
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
Low sodium
High fiber
Gluten free
Valentine's Day
Ease of Preparation
January/February 2008
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner