Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue is the easiest dessert and absolutely fool proof to make. We have fabulous ideas for dippers including fresh fruit, pound cake and much more.
What is chocolate fondue?
Chocolate Fondue is melted chocolate made with heavy cream or milk. It is perfect for dipping and great for parties. You can serve this in a fondue pot or slow cooker to warm and serve.
It is simple enough to make anytime but special for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and special occasions. The prep work takes just minutes and the slow cooker does all of the work.
Just stir it a few times and you are set. Fondue is effortless but so yummy and indulgent.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Vanilla Extract
- Dippers: Marshmallows, graham crackers, pretzels, fruit, cake, etc.
How to make chocolate fondue in the crock pot:
- Step 1. Put the ingredients in the slow cooker. Place the chocolate, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt in a small crock pot. I used a 2 quart crock pot for this recipe.
- Step 2. Cover and cook. Cover on low for 1 to 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes, until fully melted and the fondue is ready.
- Step 3. Serve and enjoy. Then serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy!
How to store:
Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. When reheating, add in more cream or milk to thin out the chocolate as it will thicken as its stored.
You can serve the fondue in the crock pot on the warm setting to keep it warm while serving. Crockpot Chocolate Fondue is one of our favorite desserts because it is just so easy to make and serve.
Another option is to freeze the chocolate fondue. Since it is made with heavy cream and not just chocolate, it will freeze perfectly. Heavy cream in the chocolate mixture will prevent it from seizing while freezing.
Freeze in an airtight freezer container. Make sure the mixture has cooled completely before freezing. Chocolate fondue can be frozen up to 1 month.
Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to use. Reheat in the microwave or slow cooker until melted and heated through.
Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers
- Potato Chips. The chips with ridges hold up best for dipping.
- Cake. Cubes of pound cake, angel food cake, yellow cake, strawberry cake and more work great.
- Fruit. Strawberries, raspberries, bananas, pineapple and mango all make great dippers.
- Marshmallows. This is always a favorite with the kids.
- Graham crackers. Break into squares and dip!
- Brownies. We love to dip brownie bites into the chocolate for so much chocolate taste.
- Donut Holes. This is such a fun dipper and always a hit.
- Cookies. Oreo cookies, chocolate chip, nutter butters, pirouettes and more.
- Rice Krispy Treats. Dip Rice Krispy Treats into chocolate for a wonderful dessert.
- Bacon. The sweet and salty combination of bacon and chocolate is divine and absolutely addictive.
- Ritz Crackers. Dip butter crackers into melted chocolate for a crispy and sweet chocolate treat.
- Peanut Butter. Add ½ cup creamy peanut butter to the crock pot to melt with the chocolate. The combination is delicious and peanut butter fans will love it. Just make sure to use creamy peanut butter and not natural peanut butter.
- Dark Chocolate. Try using dark chocolate for a rich chocolate taste.
- Mexican Chocolate. Use ½ teaspoon cinnamon and chili powder in the chocolate mixture. It gives it the perfect amount of flavor and enhances it perfectly.
- Peppermint. Once the chocolate has melted, sprinkle crushed peppermints or candy canes on top of the chocolate. Stir everything together and sprinkle more on top to garnish the fondue.
- Good quality chocolate. Make sure that you use good quality chocolate. Chocolate is the star of the show so it will make a big difference in the results.
- Make in advance. Chocolate fondue in the crock pot can be made in advance and kept on the warm for a couple of hours. You can also make it up to 4 days in advance and refrigerate. Then warm when ready to serve.
- Reheat fondue. If you make this ahead of time or just have leftovers, it is easy to reheat the chocolate. There are a couple of options. You can reheat the mixture in the microwave making sure to stir after every 30 seconds.
Another option is to heat in the slow cooker on low and then set to warm once melted. Just make sure to stir while it is melting to ensure it does not burn.
- Leftovers. If you have melted chocolate remaining, it is delicious for lots of other things. You can top ice cream with the chocolate, drizzle it on waffles or pancakes, make hot chocolate or smores. The ideas are endless.
- Grease the crockpot. Spray the crockpot with non stick cooking spray before adding the ingredients. It will help with clean up. You can also use a crock pot liner but it won’t look as pretty unless you plan to transfer the chocolate.
- Stir frequently while cooking. The chocolate should be stirred frequently to prevent clumping and burning while melting.
The ideas are endless for crockpot chocolate fondue. It is the perfect party food and so fun to serve with a crowd. However, it really is simple enough to do at home just for something fun.
Once you start making crock pot chocolate fondue, you will be hooked!
Print this Slow cooker chocolate fondue recipe:
Crock Pot Chocolate Fondue
- Place the chocolate, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt in a small crock pot. I used a 2 quart crock pot for this recipe.
- Cover on low for 1-2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes, until fully melted.
- Then serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy!
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