Chocolate Fondue

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you a nice holiday! My husband didn’t want to go out to a restaurant this year. Last year we paid a lot for a nice dinner, but they had a fixed menu and they rushed us along. So this year he decided to go with “how guys do steak” and we went to Carl’s Jr. for the steak sandwich with the kids.

I think he was surprised I bought into the idea, but I knew dessert would be good even if dinner wasn’t. But next year I don’t think he’s getting off that easy.


He did however buy me beautiful roses.

I was at Sam’s Club last week and saw this Ghirardelli chocolate on sale and decided it would be fun to do a chocolate fondue for Valentine’s Day. They must have been closing it out, because it was only $2.60 for 2.5 lbs. I only bought one block, but decided later I wanted more and went back, but it was all gone.


I loved this chocolate. It was so smooth and creamy, and a good blend between milk and semi-sweet chocolate. It was so easy to work with. It chopped easily, melted in the microwave easily, and set up on the strawberries beautifully. I’ll definitely try to find this chocolate in my local stores. (Update: I recently found this dipping chocolate at Super Walmart for a great price!)

I thought about getting out my fondue pot, but I decided I didn’t want to waste any of the chocolate transferring it from the bowl. I also knew between the four of us, the chocolate wouldn’t last very long – I only melted .5 lb, which was just the perfect amount for four. I didn’t need to add anything to the chocolate. It was perfect for fondue just melted in the microwave.

Chocolate Fondue




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  1. Peggy says

    I love your blog! How have I missed it before? Love chocolate fondue! Shelby has some great recipes on her blog. She’s one of my favorites too! Have a great week!

  2. Cathy says

    Wow, what a fabulous idea! This makes such a pretty, special, unique dessert. Sounds like a great Valentine’s Day! Pretty flowers!

  3. Netts Nook says

    Barbara Fondue works, looks great I know the feeling about going out last year we went to the Melting Pot down town it’s not fun to be rushed your idea was better.

  4. HoneyB says

    I really love chocolate fondue! I received an electric fondue pot from my boss when Grumpy and I were married and I’ve used it quite a few times!

    Soon, I want to try something savory..

  5. Mary Ann says

    What a great idea! I totally would have loved doing fondue at home. It looks so good and your roses are beautiful!

  6. Cathy says

    Fondue is a perfect family dessert and your looks delicious. And so easy too. Sounds like you had a very nice Valentine’s Day.

  7. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says

    Happy Valentines Day Barbara! The roses are beautiful and a chocolate fondue is a really nice idea. I have a friend who recently moved to the US and she is a big fan of Ghirardelli chocolates too! :)