By Kansas Living

Chocolate Fondue


16 oz. Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate morsels

12 oz. Ghirardelli milk chocolate morsels

1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (adjust as you go, as needed)

2 Tbs. butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Smidge of kosher salt 

Assorted Dippers

Sliced apples

Whole strawberries

Fresh pineapple chunks

Maraschino cherries

Banana chunks

Orange slices


Pretzels and peanut butter pretzels

Cookies, such as shortbread, wafer, biscotti, sandwich or meringue

Rice Krispies treats


Mini doughnuts

Cooked bacon strips

Cheese puffs

Pita chips

Toaster waffles, toasted and cut into pieces

Pound cake and angel food cake

Garnishments, such as chopped pecans or toasted coconut


 Place the chocolate morsels into a large glass bowl. Microwave them in one-minute intervals at full power, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth — this should take 6 to 8 minutes total.

Slowly pour the whipping cream into the melted chocolate. Add the butter and microwave for one to two minutes, whisking to combine. Continue to microwave in one-minute intervals as needed until the fondue is smooth and glassy. If it’s too thick at this point, add additional whipping cream a little at a time to achieve the desired consistency. Stir in the vanilla and salt until fully incorporated.

Meanwhile, preheat the fondue pot to low and arrange your dippers as desired. Pour the warm fondue into the prepared pot. Serve with the forks and assorted dippers and enjoy at once.

Serves eight to 10.

Melting chocolate in the microwave is the best way to keep it from scorching, as it can easily do when cooking in a saucepan on the stove. Just be sure to stir the morsels after every minute in the microwave.