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Fudgy Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Fudgy Chocolate Fondue

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"Assorted Fondue Dippers: Cake pieces, cookies, marshmallows, cherries, grapes, mandarin orange segments, pineapple chunks, strawberries, fresh fruit slices..."

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  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cocoa. Add sugar and evaporated milk.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm with assorted fondue dippers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2005

This is a really tasty and easy recipe. Before making it, I read the reviews and noticed that a lot of people said that it was too thin. The problem lies in the fact that they did not cook it long enough. The recipe say to cook until "sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth". If you do not cook it long enough the fondue is very thin and watery, but if you let it come to a boil, it thickens up nicely and is very very tasty :)! I would highly recommend this recipe. We dipped cannolis, trefoil girl scout cookies, lady fingers, pineapple, peanut butter and fluff grahm crackers, and whatever else was in the kitchen in this and it was very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2006

This fondue had a wonderful taste to it, but the consistency was a bit too thin for me. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of having to double the recipe in order to fill my fondue pot and making it a day ahead of when I was serving it. I would describe the consistency as a little thicker than Hersheys chocolate syrup. I prefer my fondue to be more thick, like fudge sauce, so you can really glob it on your fondue dippers. This sauce, although delicious, kept dripping off my fruit and cake, leaving little fondue left on my dipper to enjoy.


130 Ratings

Aug 21, 2004

Very, very good! I have made it 3 times in 2 weeks. A very fancy presentation. Make sure to use Vitamin D evap. milk. I used skim the first time and that is why it never thickened up. Also, I find it reheats better than serving immediately. I premade it, refrigerated it, and then microwaved it and put it in my fondue dish prior to serving. Perfect! I dipped pineapples, strawberries, pretzels, and angel food cake.

Jan 08, 2004

Amazingly easy to make and tastes amazing too! I made this in my Rival "Little Dipper" crockpot. It fit just perfectly. I took it to a school board meeting and got outstanding reviews. We dipped fruit (I dried it with paper towels after washing), pound cake, and pretzels. It is addictive-people kept returning to the pot to try something new to dip. Thanks for a super-easy recipe!!

Feb 12, 2003

Fantastic and easy! The consistency was perfect for dipping bananas, apples and almond macaroons. The cocoa provided a much richer chocolate flavor than candy bars and also produced a much smoother texture than I've gotten in the past when I used chocolate chips or baking squares. Much faster prep time, too. Will definitely make this again. Kids and husband loved it.

Apr 15, 2003

Absolutely delicious! Ive made this twice in a week. My favorite to dip was bananas and cut up sarah lee pound cake (the frozen one) Mine was plenty thick and stuck to the pieces of cake and fruit just fine. I will make this one again and again. Oh yea, and so easy. Total prep time is about 5 min.

Dec 29, 2003

I made this yesterday at our friends super bowl party and it was a big hit! I used fresh pieces of fruit, pound cake and marshmellows. My best buddy's son make homemade ice cream so some of us took a slice of pound cake, put the ice cream on top along with strawberries and drizzled the yummy fondue on top. Excellent! It's interesting that some people said that theirs turned out watery. I can't imagine why, as ours was a perfect consistency that clung to the fruit very well. I had forgotten to bring the evaporated milk, but whole milk worked just fine. Thanks Hershey!

Jan 03, 2006

This is the best recipe for chocolate fondue. No need to try any others. One reviewer was right when saying you can lick the bowl clean. In fact instead of dippers just give everyone a spoon and dig in. A couple of things. I think you need to make a double recipe of this. It didn't mention if this could be made ahead and just reheated. It only takes a few minutes to prepare so I wasn't away from my guests for long the first time I made it but the second time I made it ahead and it tasted just the same (and I was able to clean up before guests arrived). This is simple and easy and just the best recipe ever. I will be trying this over cake as well for a frosting.


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  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 131 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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