Monday, March 15, 2010

Dark Chocolate Amaretto Fondue

Every now and again it's always nice to come up with an excuse to eat chocolate. Or, don't even bother with an excuse and just eat chocolate anyways. :) I suppose Valentine's Day is as of good excuse as any... so that's the one we went with.

Over Valentine's Day weekend Adam and I had the pleasure of having my entire family come up to Pittsburgh to visit. Since the "entire family" includes the little man, going out to a nice restaurant (such as the Melting Pot) was kind of out of the question. You know, with the hot burners and curious fingers... not really a good combo. So we decided to wait until mini-man went to bed and then had our own little homemade Melting Pot dessert.

Dark Chocolate Amaretto Fondue
From: Original Recipe

1 (12 oz) bag bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao), such as Ghiradelli
3-5 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons amaretto

In a fondue pot, combine ingredients and stir occasionally until melted and smooth.

Serves: 6

We went with pretty traditional dippers -- strawberries, bananas, brownies, and angel food cake. The fruit was the definite winner.

I think next time I would mix the bittersweet with a little bit of semi-sweet chocolate as it was just a little bit on the dark side. Regardless of how dark it was, the 6 of us polished that little pot of chocolate off in no time.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 344Calories from fat 176
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19.6g30%
Saturated Fat 13.5g68%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 438mg18%
Total Carbs 33.9g11%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugars 33.2g
Protein 4.5g
Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 11%Iron 7%


  1. was delicious!!! You can make it again anytime, I don't mind being a guinea pig! ;)

  2. I looove chocolate fondue! This version looks so yummy.

  3. I used Lindt dark chocolate 70% cocoa, 1% milk and butter. So easy and so delicious. We dipped pound cake, raspberries, strawberries, bananas and macaroons.

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  4. was delicious!!! You can make it again anytime, I don't mind being a guinea pig! ;)
    You should also try this vegetable tagine recipe



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