Slow cooker chocolate fondue is the best dessert to make for any occasion, because it is super easy and a major crowd pleaser.
The recipe is very simple, a no fuss dessert that everyone loves. Toss some chocolate into a slow cooker with some other basic ingredients and voilà.
It can be made with good quality chocolate, but I don’t always have that on hand. However, semi-sweet chocolate chips are always around somewhere in the house.
Great thing is, if you haven’t planned for any dessert, it comes together effortlessly and requires no advance planning. It’s perfect for last minute entertaining and will come to the rescue again and again. Everybody loves it.
As long as you have some fruit and other things to dip, you are good to go!
It’s so nice to use the slow cooker for this, since you can set it, do some other tasks and come back to it again later. You won’t risk burning it as it could on the stovetop.
I always look forward to the first melty stir when the chocolate chips have just warmed through.
Content in this Post
- Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- Ingredients in Favorite Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue Dip
- How to Make Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
- STEP 1 – Place Ingredients in Slow Cooker
- STEP 2 – Heat Through & Stir
- How to Serve Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
- What to Serve With Chocolate Fondue
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Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue Recipe
It’s quick and easy to throw together and can be made at the very last minute.
Just toss the ingredients into the slow cooker and it will come together nicely in time for dessert.
With our recent change to almond milk instead of cream, this recipe is a delight to anyone following a vegan diet. Just be sure that the items you serve alongside are also vegan.
Plus, the extra almond flavor from the almond milk provides a really nice touch.
We used to make this with heavy cream, but after trying it with almond milk, we prefer the almond milk version.
Ingredients in Favorite Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue Dip
- Chocolate Chips — use semi sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips with 70% cocoa.
- Almond Milk — or cream, although we prefer the reduced fat and calorie version of almond milk substituted for cream. The recipe becomes suitable for a vegan diet when almond milk is used instead of cream.
- Salt — Himalayan pink salt, ground or you can sub regular salt
- Vanilla Extract — pure vanilla extract is recommended although not necessary
How to Make Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
STEP 1 – Place Ingredients in Slow Cooker
Toss all of the ingredients (chocolate chips, almond milk, salt and vanilla extract) into the slow cooker. We use a small size (3.5 quart) slow cooker for this recipe. Although you can use a large slow cooker if you are increasing the recipe amounts for more guests.
STEP 2 – Heat Through & Stir
Set the slow cooker to High heat (or low if you have more time) and allow to heat through. Let it heat on High for 15 minutes or so until the chocolate chips have begun to melt. Remove the lid and use a spatula to stir through. Put the lid back on and continue to heat for about 5 more minutes. Repeat the stirring process until the chocolate is completely smooth.
How to Serve Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
To serve, you can have everyone dip right into the fondue pot. First, remove the inside slow cooker pot from the electric base and put it onto a heat resistant pot holder on your kitchen table or counter top, or wherever you decide to serve this. The chocolate will stay warm for awhile, and if you need to you can put it back in to heat it again later.
If you prefer, you can spoon some melted chocolate into small bowls or onto individual plates, along with the fruit and dessert dippers. This avoids the issue of double dipping, or losing the dippers in the pot, because all of the dipping is done on the plates instead. I find the chocolate is thick enough to stay nicely on the plate without spilling around too much.
We have served this both ways many times. I personally like to spoon some onto a plate for portion control, and let kids dip into the pot. Okay, who am I kidding? There’s no such thing as portion control when it comes to this chocolate fondue. You will love it!
What to Serve With Chocolate Fondue
We like to serve it with strawberries, blackberries, bananas, apple slices, nuts (pecans, almonds, walnut halves).
For even sweeter dippers, add some marshmallows, small cookies, quartered or cubed cupcakes, ginger snaps, wafer sticks, Rice Krispie squares, Timbits, the list goes on and on.
If you’re having a special breakfast or brunch, why not make this easy chocolate fondue to drizzle on top of pancakes, mini waffles or mini crêpes. You might need to add a little more almond milk or cream to get a thinner consistency.
Serve with some whipped cream and your brunch will be the best ever!
It takes very little extra time to set up and will make your occasion so much more festive and memorable. Try drizzling some chocolate on top of:
You can be as creative as you like!
What doesn’t taste good dipped in chocolate?
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Swedish mini crêpes are perfect with chocolate fondue. Make a batch ahead of your event, they keep well for several days in the fridge.
Favorite Chocolate Fondue Slow Cooker Dip
- 2.5 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, or dark chocolate chips with 70% cocoa
- ½ cup Almond Milk, we use Silk brand, sub similar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract , Pure is recommended, but not necessary
- 1 teaspoon Salt, Himalayan
- Add chocolate chips, almond milk, vanilla and salt to slow cooker. Set to high temperature.
- Mix with spatula after 15 minutes. Continue to mix every few minutes until the chocolate dip is completely smooth.
- Remove from heat and serve with fruit, cookies, cakes, marshmallows, nuts, and other favorites.
The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.