Caroline Schiff's Dark Chocolate Fondue

Caroline Schiff's Dark Chocolate Fondue

Serves up to 12

Caroline Schiff


Fondue is the ultimate choose your own adventure holiday dessert for a crowd. Scharffen Berger 70% baking chunks, with fruity and spiced notes, melt into impossibly silky smooth ripples that coat everything from fresh fruit to your favorite snacks, and anything else you can imagine. Get creative with what you dunk- everything is better enrobed in great chocolate.


12 oz Scharffen Berger 70% baking chunks

1 1/4 cup half and half

¼ tsp salt

2 tablespoons bourbon, optional


Place the chocolate in a deep mixing bowl. Bring the half and half and salt to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth and silky. Whisk in the bourbon if using.


Transfer to a fondue pot and turn on the heat source. Dip any array of fruits and snacks into the chocolate using the skewers. If you don’t have a fondue pot, transfer to a small, deep serving bowl. If the chocolate starts to set as you’re enjoying, gently reheat it by placing over a double boiler with simmering hot water and stir until it loosens up. Alternatively, microwave in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments, stirring between each, until it remelts.

Get creative with what you’re dipping! Some favorite items are:

  • Large marshmallows
  • Cookies
  • Biscotti
  • Graham crackers
  • Potato chips
  • Berries
  • Cut up fresh fruit
  • Cubes of pound cake
  • Pretzels
  • Seedless grapes
  • Pitted dates
  • Dried fruit

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