Get Your Fondue On for National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

December 16, 2016

With winter in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, holiday goodies and treats are taking over! Recipes might be all-things-peppermint, eggnog and gingerbread – but you can’t forget about chocolate. Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, after all!

cranberrypomegranatetartWhen you think of chocolate-covered, you might think of fondue. So what is fondue and where did it come from? Derived from the French word fondre which means “to melt”, fondue originated in dark-chocolate-cherry-fondueSwitzerland as a way to use hardened cheese. By the 1960s, chocolate fondue was introduced in America and became popular in households around the United States[1]. Today, fondue has expanded and now includes the dipping of meats, cheeses, breads and desserts.

Check out these tips from POPSUGAR to Make Flawless Chocolate Fondue and give this Dark Chocolate Cherry Fondue recipe a whirl at your next party! Plus, you can keep these sweets in mind as dippers for your next fondue party:

  • Whole fruits like strawberries, grapes and cherries
  • Sliced fruits such as bananas, oranges and apples
  • Fruit pieces like pineapples, honeydew and cantaloupe
  • Marshmallows or small cookies
  • Pieces of pound cake, doughnuts, cheesecake or croissantsrcp_bonbons_hero

Keep the chocolate party going and indulge in these chocolate-covered creations:

While you’re at it, dive into these rich, chocolate-overload recipes and products:

If you’d rather sip your dessert, try these chocolate beverage and drink recipes: frozendarkchocolatemargarita

What’s your favorite way to indulge with chocolate? Share your fave recipe, tip or fondue trick in the comments below!


[1] http://homecooking.about.com/od/foodhistory/a/fonduehistory.htm

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