Prepare and slice different kinds of fruits: apples, bananas, strawberries, mandarin oranges, blackberries, pineapple. Other ideas are marshmallows, pretzels, gummy bears.
This is great for small gathering, kids just love to participate in the whole process of dipping the fruits in the chocolate.
1 cup chocolate chips ( sweet or semi-sweet) or broken pieces of chocolate bar
1 cup half and half ( light cream)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the chocolate chip and the cream in a pot (or fondue pot) over the stove.
Stir constantly and gently until the chocolate is melted and smooth. You may add more cream to reach your preferred consistency. Stir the vanilla extract.
Transfer the sauce to your fondue pot, light up the burner. Ready to serve! As you serve, occasionally stir the sauce, so it will not burn at the bottom of the pot.
Did you know that fondue has its origins in Switzerland? I was a way to eat “old” bread that turned hard and a way to preserve cheese by mixing it with wine. The cheese with wine would be heated and softened into a sauce and the bread hard as wood would be dipped into the cheese sauce, this way the bread would become edible.
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