This slow cooker chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for a romantic night or a Valentine’s Day celebration. Get your dippers ready!
I just found out yesterday that – surprise – I have Valentine’s Day off next week! Woo! ….
Except Mr. B. is working and we aren’t big V-Day celebrators. That doesn’t mean we aren’t full of love for each other – we just don’t do the chocolate, roses, expensive dinner thing anymore.
I imagine Mr. B. may have celebrated with lady-friends in the past – I don’t know because I didn’t ask. I celebrated once or twice and its just never really been that great.
I have more memories of Valentine’s Day missteps which I find pretty funny now but at the time weren’t so funny. Someone even gave me a dozen dead roses in college once – he meant well, I swear.
Now for V-day, I like the idea of a special dinner at home.
Last year, I made Mr. B.’s favorite artichoke chicken recipe and we opened up a nice bottle of wine. It was low-key, we had brownies and it was either before or after February 14th because we’re not going to take off work to celebrate.
Any day could be a reason to celebrate our love. 🙂
This year, I was thinking of ordering takeout and making this slow cooker chocolate fondue.
It reminds me of the date night Mr. B. and I had for my birthday a few years ago to the Melting Pot, or a date night we had to Geja’s Cafe (often said to be the most romantic restaurant in Chicago.)
The great thing about this is you don’t need a fondue pot. You can use a fondue pot if you have it, but if you don’t, a small crock pot and some wooden skewers is all you need.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
For these pictures we used strawberries, marshmallows and cut up pound cake chunks to dip into our chocolate. Other options are bananas, brownies, or rice crispy treat chunks.
We had plans to dip ALL of these things into our fondue, but… I gave out the brownies, the bananas went brown and the rice crispy treats never got made. Oops.
I think this slow cooker chocolate fondue would be great for a family Valentine’s Day celebration.
Every time I’m at a wedding with a chocolate fountain, the kids just go crazy for it.
Keep in mind that this makes a pretty large amount of fondue – if it’s just the two of you, maybe halve the recipe otherwise you’ll have lots of leftovers (or a serious sugar high if you eat all of it).
- 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 ounce jar of caramel topping (found in the ice cream section)
- 12 ounce jar of seedless raspberry jam or preserves
Combine all ingredients in a 2 1/2 quart slow cooker. Cook on low, stirring frequently to combine the ingredients. Once all ingredients are well mixed and hot, approximately 1 1/2 hours, serve.
Recipe Notesadapted from 200 Slow Cooker Creations
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