It’s the 4th of July! To celebrate, we went searching for a special treat—one that adults and kids could enjoy together. We wanted something sweet. We wanted something chocolaty.
And then it hit us—chocolate fondue! It’s easy to make in the slow cooker, it’s fun for children and adults alike, and it can be varied to suit each person’s taste preference by choose what they wants to dip in it! Bananas, strawberries, marshmallows, graham crackers, angel food cake, pretzels…
Perhaps you’ll enjoy some fireworks today. Perhaps you’ll enjoy celebrating with family and friends. Perhaps you’ll enjoy something sweet and chocolaty.
We hope it’s all of the above.
Fix-It and Forget-It 5-ingredient favorites, page 242
Makes 2½-3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 2½ hours
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 2-qt.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1½ cups sugar
¼ cup whipping cream
3 Tbsp. crème de cocoa, rum, or orange-flavored liqueur (or 1 tsp. orange, run, or vanilla flavoring)
6 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate
1. Combine butter and sugar in the slow cooker until well mixed.
2. Stir in whipping cream until well blended. Stir in liqueur or flavoring until well blended.
3. Stir in squares of chocolate.
4. Cover and cook on High 30 minutes.
5. Stir well, turn cooker to Low, and cook 2 hours.
6. Serve warm from the cooker with angel food or pound cake, cut into bite-sized pieces, marshmallows, apple slices, banana chunks, and strawberries, whole or halved.
Tip: As long as an inch or more of the fondue remains in the cooker, you can keep the cooker turned on Low for up to 6 hours. Stir occasionally.