This slow cooker chocolate fondue recipe is perfect for a romantic night or a Valentine’s Day celebration. Get your marshmallows, strawberries and banana slices ready for dipping. This 3 ingredient dessert recipe is delicious!
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 my 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 I had for my birthday a few years ago to the Melting Pot, or a date night I had at 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
There are many foods that can be dipped into dessert fondue. Some examples are:
- pound cake chunks
- rice crispy treat chunks
- angel food cake
- graham crackers
- potato chips
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 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.
adapted from 200 Slow Cooker Creations
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 12860kcal Calories from fat 957|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 106g||163%|
|Saturated Fat 65g||325%|
|Dietary Fiber 61g||244%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|